Month: April 2019

  • Life as a Stay-at-home Dad: I’m Not the Perfect Father!
    Life as a Stay-at-home Dad: I’m Not the Perfect Father!

    One stay-at-home dad shares his honest view that just because he’s the primary caregiver doesn’t make him special or the ‘perfect dad’.  By Seita Arafune I am a stay-at-home dad. Am I a perfect dad? I’m afraid not. I secretly delight in observing people’s reactions when I am introduced to them as a stay-at-home dad. […]

  • Musings of a Midwife: Birth in the Age of Fear
    Musings of a Midwife: Birth in the Age of Fear

    In this month’s Bumps and Babies article, midwife Emma McNerlin reflects on the challenges of choosing a care provider for pregnancy and birth in Bangkok, and how what should be a happy time of anticipation for any pregnant woman can instead be one of worry and second-guessing. By Emma McNerlin Whether it’s a longed-for baby, a […]

  • IVF: Surviving the Emotional Rollercoaster, after a Failed Cycle
    IVF: Surviving the Emotional Rollercoaster, after a Failed Cycle

    A journey through IVF or any treatment for fertility is hard, both physically and emotionally. Dr. Patsama describes the cycle of emotions which patients go through in case of a failed attempt and possible ways of dealing with grief. By Dr. Patsama Vichinsartvichai About 17% of couples living in Bangkok have infertility problems. Research indicates that […]

  • Food & Nutrition: Should You Go Organic?
    Food & Nutrition: Should You Go Organic?

    What are the pros and cons of organic food? How is organic food different from organic agriculture? Our contributor Karin provides the answers to these and more. By Karin Biran People who buy organic foods are usually those who make healthier food choices and their lifestyles tend to be more in line with recommendations for a […]

  • Conscious Living: Our Journey to Zero-waste Living
    Conscious Living: Our Journey to Zero-waste Living

    The idea of converting to a zero-waste lifestyle is daunting and may even feel impossible but, as Angelica is discovering, it can be achieved by taking that first step and can be an enjoyable process. By Angelica Cosgrove I saw a YouTube video about someone who managed to fit her year’s worth of rubbish into […]

  • Perspectives: Screen-time for Our Third Culture Kids
    Perspectives: Screen-time for Our Third Culture Kids

    We’re all wary of too much screen time, but is there any supplementary contribution it could offer for our Third Culture Kids? Here are some ideas if you are thinking about using screen time in the context of giving more cultural and linguistic exposure to our children. By Ema Naito-Bhakdi We parents live today in […]