So what is there to know about me?

I'm Kelvin, a Daddy Blogger based in Singapore and most recently, an author of two editions of 'Got Kids, Go Where?' - a book of 550 activities for parents to do with their kids in Singapore. I have guest written for Yahoo! Singapore Parenting website and was invited as a speaker at Asian Festival of Children's Content 2015, and a panelist for Singapore Children's Forum 2015. I was appointed a judge for Singapore Tourism Awards 2016 & 2017, and a Council Member of the Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) Family & Community and Families for Life Council.

I also co-founded Daddy Matters - an online community of active dads as well as dads who want to be active in promoting the message of active fathering to everyone.

In addition, I was invited as a Panel Speaker for Social Media Week Singapore 2013 while my blog was named as one of the 10 Most Popular Lifestyle Blogs by The New Paper in 2013. I am honoured to be one of the Top 10 Finalists for the Best Family Blog Award in the Singapore Blog Awards 2012. In addition, I was invited to share my parenting thoughts on Radio 938Live's Parenting Made Easy segment as well as guest blog for www.maybebaby.sg on a regular basis.

But what really happened prior to all of these?

I married the woman of my dreams in 2003 which seemed a really long time ago. But that could probably be attributed to the arrival of my other 3 darlings of my life.

Frankly, I had never imagined myself to have 3 kids but stranger things have happened. So here I am now, a truly blessed owner of 3 cheekiemonkies, 2 terrapins and 1 fabulous wife. And yes, I would like to think that I have singlehandedly bumped up the national birth rate as well.

Interestingly, when my eldest son Ash was born in 2005, my wife Sharon was the one who started this blog as a means to document the growing years of our children. When she went back to work after her maternity leave ended, I took over the reins and have been chronicling my Fatherhood journey ever since then.

So now you know who is the one with all the free time.

Ayd was born in 2006, about 19 months after Ash. It wasn't exactly planned, but on hindsight the timing couldn't be better. Growing up, the 2 boys have been really close... minus the occasional squabbles.

Ale was the final roll of the dice for us, because Sharon wanted to have a legitimate reason to buy more hair accessories. She came to us in 2010. Since then, she has taught me that girls are indeed programmed differently from boys but more importantly, she has shown me that the loudest wails do often win.

Someone once said - with Fatherhood, comes great responsibility... along with soiled diapers - and I have learned a great deal from my kids. Check out the 36 things I have learned since becoming a DAD here and here.

Through this blog, we have met many new people and made new friends along the way. I have enjoyed working with various organizations like the NDP'09, Crocs Asia, URA and Tourism New South Wales. Ash, Ayd & I even had the chance to perform on stage together (forever) with Rick Astley on stage!

At the end of the day, we enjoy discovering new, fun, and kids-friendly places in Singapore together as a family. And of course, the occasional overseas trips too if the travel bug bites!

It has been an amazing and wonderful journey thus far, and we are honoured to share our adventures with you.

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evilmotherpuaka said...

wah! it's nice to see a daddy blogs for a change! ehhe


-erda of http://www.deardaryai-nur.com/

Cheekiemonkies said...

Thanks Erda for your kind words! :)

Genevive said...

what a cool blot this is!

Anonymous said...

Was googling for kid friendly restaurants and found your blog! What a GEM! Can't wait to check out some of the places with my kids.

Keep up the good work and I will definitely share your blog with my fellow mummies n daddies!


Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Raf,

WOW, thanks for your kind words!!! Glad that you found our blog to be useful! :)

Pallavi said...

Such a beautiful family :)

You do have a lovely blog space here. Look forward to reading more!

Cheekiemonkies said...

Thanks Pallavi for your kind words!!! Thanks for your support as well! :)

Unknown said...

Was looking for kids friendly environment kind of place to go when I chance upon this awesome blog. Keep it up. Will certainly continue to follow your blog for further great info.


Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Rozani,

Thanks so much for your kind words, and for dropping by our blog! I'm glad you have found it to be useful. :)

Josephine Minerva said...

There should be MORE DADS like you out there! Indeed, it's refreshing to see/read from a Daddy blogger across many MOM Blogs hehe :)

God bless your heart for sharing your time and experiences to the rest of us!!!

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Josephine,

Wow, I'm extremely appreciative of your kind words! Thanks for dropping by our humble blog, and I am very heartened to know that it has been useful to you and other Moms. :)

Have a great year ahead!

Anonymous said...

Lovely blog! I think I may have spotted you at the recent Dyson event but wasn't sure. Will say Hi next time! :)

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Grace!

Thanks for dropping by, and for your kind words too!

Yes, I recognised you during the Dyson event, but was too shy to say Hi lah. Haha... in fact, I think we met during the Navy Open house media preview (with your pink hair and all). :)

germaniac said...

Bravo! Love your blog!

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi germaniac,

Thanks for your kind words, and your support! :)

Wanderer said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. I will ask my husband to visit and read your page :) Regards to your family!

Cheekiemonkies said...

Thanks Wanderer for your support! :)

A passerby said...

Have you tried the Fun Factory? It's a children programme going on in different locations in Singapore. I think they have facebook pages for different locations.

Unknown said...

Kelvin, I am dad of a 5 year old boy, can't tell you how many times I've gone back to your blog to find things to do in Singapore with my son. Lost count of the number of people I have forwarded/raved about your blog to. What you're doing is, you're slowly helping to change the mindset that Singapore's boring and there's nothing to do here, or that you need a lot of money to have an enjoyable time. You're teaching all of us to open our eyes, appreciate beauty in the most simple things (malls not included), and in the end, it is our own attitude towards life and our environment that determines how much fun we have. Your kids are lucky to have a dad like you, and I am sure the mom's great too, your kids, they're great too. Thanks again, you're an inspiration to fatherhood!

Caesar Tan

Quirky Quill said...


Found your blog through a search query on indoor playgrounds and now, thanks to your efforts to curate and share, have a lovely activity calendar for my son during his school holidays!
Thanks and keep up the good work :)

Anonymous said...

Liked, commented and shared. Wish me good luck! :)

PYM said...

This is an amazing blog. You've obviously put a lot of effort into it, Kelvin. Kudos, it's a real inspiration!

Dwi said...

Wow.... Nice daddy blogger with all review

PK said...

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful activities and events! now I have some fresh ideas to bring my kid out.

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