Marifel: the woman who left her children behind to look after mine

Author: Rob O’Brien.

Photography by Tom White.


As mothers, many of us do hire domestic help to help us take care of the children or to get housework done. This is a lovely read by a expat journalist to give a little insight into something many of us perhaps have become accustomed to take forgranted on a daily basis.

Many a times we overlook that the help we are blessed with so freely here in Simgapore comes at great personal cost to the individuals who sacrifice so much to be here.

Overall a lovely message to remind us all to love a little more wherever we can.


#PuttingOurselvesInTheirShoes #BeGraciousBeKind #CountYourBlessings

Marifel: the woman who left her children behind to look after mine

10 Signs You’re Doing a Good Job as a Mom


All photos on this article are taken by incredibly talented photographer, Christine Olson Photography.


As moms we all have moments of frustration and stress – moments where we feel we are failures and just not good enough. But if you can see ONE of these 10 signs in your life – you should know that you, just like the women above, are doing a good job.

1. A GOOD MOM KNOWS WHO SHE IS: You aren’t JUST a mom. You are much more than that. A good moms knows the important role that she has in her family’s life. Believe in who you are and who you are becoming. Gordon B. Hinckley said, “We must never lose sight of the strength of the women. It is MOTHERS who directly affect the lives of their children. Their influence is paramount.”Continue Reading >>>