Vivian Teo

Writer, mama of two, dark chocolate- and tea-addict.

Hi, I’m Vivian. Thanks for stopping by my blog!


The beginning of The Stuff Childhoods are Made of

For the longest time I’d wanted to write a blog on our family activities just so I could curate memories of my children’s growing years. But as a busy working mum, I never got the chance. That was, until I decided to take a career break to spend more time with my kids.

I studied in Australia for a couple of years and travelled extensively when I was a journalist. But to me, nothing beats growing up and living in Singapore. I’ve watched the strides my home country made - from the first MRT stations in 1987 (yes, I’m that old) to the first integrated resorts in 2010 to Jewel Changi Airport in 2019 - and I relish how our little city state has transformed. Particularly over the past decade, Singapore has never felt more exciting, especially for families with young children, like mine.

I could blog about all the family-friendly places and events in Singapore, but I wanted something more personalised and meaningful. So instead of writing about a gamut of attractions, I decided it would mean much more to write reviews from our family's experience and perspective, alongside tried-and-tested tips for parents with young children.

I hope over here you’ll find some useful family outing info and discover more fun activities to do with your kids in Singapore.

I also hope you find as much joy reading this blog as I have writing it.

XOXO, Vivian   

More about Vivian Teo

Other than being a mother of two and an amateur chef at home, Vivian Teo is also the author of My BFF is an Alien -  a four-book middle grade series published by Epigram Books. A financial journalist and editor for 14 years, she recently embarked on a sabbatical to spend time with her kids and write stories she hopes will inspire children. When not typing away on her laptop, she can be found at libraries or bookstores - her happy places - scouring for the next book to read or re-watching Friends on Netflix. She has a serious weakness for dark chocolate and salt-and-vinegar chips, and cannot live without her daily cuppa tea.


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