The idea of an online parenting magazine was formed in 2006 when I had my first child Ashton. After giving birth to him, I left my job in the finance industry and decided to be a Stay At Home Mother (SAHM).
In the process of bringing him up, I faced many questions on parenting, such as child care, education, health being, bonding, toys and many more. I actively did my own research through books, magazines, friends, relatives and the internet.
After the birth of my second child, my daughter Ashlyn, I began to receive many questions from friends and relatives who are first time parents (when you have more than one child, people will sort of assume you are an ‘expert’). Having read up quite a bit, I was able to answer many of their queries. Even when I had no answers, I made an effort to find relevant information as I was interested to find out more too.
Gradually, these queries snowballed and I started to receive more and more questions on parenting. Many of the questions were rather rather similar. That was when I decided, instead of repeating then, it would be better if I kept a record of my answers or useful resources that I know.
This led to the birth of my third baby; my parenting blog The New Age Parents, which has evolved to what you see today – www.thenewageparents.com.
As the readership of The New Age Parents grew, my dreams of a parenting e-magazine re-surfaced after reading about the Law of Attraction from“The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. This was the start of The New Age Parents e-magazine.
I also like to express my heart felt thanks to Mr David and Little Neuro Tree, for contributing when everything was still an idea and when we were new. I am also very grateful to all my contributors who took their time and effort to offer articles, reviews, tips, photos and assistance.
Last and not least, I would like to thank my family for all the support when the going gets tough, especially to my mother who helped to take care of my kids while I worked at MacDonald’s (using Wireless @Sg) during the initial stage of my business.