Ask #SkinishMom – Are Color Pencils ever Enough?

To #SkinishMom Hey, this may seem like a minor, petty issue but color pencils, markers, crayons, poster colors are overflowing my kid’s play boxes and spilling to dining table tops. But I can’t stop buying them 1.    They look so darn nice. 2.    They are sometimes on sale. 3.    Every new box of coloring keeps my […]

Ask #SkinishMom – Where is God in a Parent’s Darkest Hour?

That’s difficult. Hypocritical to answer if I have not been through the darkest hour. So, I asked MarcieMom: MarcieMom: There was one night I remembered – one night after many months of waking up in the middle of the night for 2-4 hours to wipe my baby’s skin with chlorhexidine, moisturize again, change new PJs, […]

Ask #SkinishMom – How to Distract my Kid from Scratching Eczema?

To the #SkinishMom: Help! My kid won’t stop scratching and it’s getting impossible to keep him from it. Any ideas? One tired mom I know! It does get impossible sometimes to stop scratching, many times I feel like I’ve run out of eyes to watch out for it, ears to listen for it and saliva […]

#SkinishMom Investigates Coffee for Beauty Skin

Coffee. I have a love and fear relationship to it.  Not love and hate. It’s impossible to hate coffee. I would sign off with ‘Chill with (Ice) Latte’, ‘Toast to Latte’ instead of XOXO. I’d rather sit in silence with my coffee than talk to my husband, so it’s totally untrue that women need to speak […]

Ask #SkinishMom – How to Date without Babysitter for Eczema Kid?

To #SkinishMom: Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!! My husband and I have not had a date night for 4 years (and counting!!). We don’t have a babysitter because it’s too difficult to brief someone (and trust that someone) when my son has eczema and allergies. But I REALLY NEED TO DATE this V-Day! I’m feeling more […]

#SkinishMom – Don’t Date after Menstrual Day 14 if You Sweat a lot

I came across this study ‘Higher Sweating Rate and Skin Blood Flow during the Luteal Phase of the Menstrual Cycle’. Simply put, sweat and skin blood flow was higher from Day 14 to Day 1 of the next period.  This got #SkinishMom investigating when do we sweat more? Maybe if we can avoid the circumstances when […]

Ask #Skinish Mom – Cut Some Slack in Parenting

To the #Skinish Mom: I read last week that we’re right to think that raising eczema kids is tough. But what about parenting them? Seriously, the amount of advice on ‘naughty corner’, helicopter parenting, attachment parenting, spanking, tiger mom is driving me nuts. Can I just forget the whole parenting thing since the skin thing is […]

Ask #Skinish Mom – Is it Wrong to Think I have it Tough?

To the #Skinish Mom: I feel that it is so tough raising a baby with eczema – the scratching, the sleepless nights… Some days I added comments like ‘I’m not having another child cos raising one with skin problem is so tough’ or ‘Do you know how difficult it is?’ but most of the time, […]

#SkinishMom – Mirror Mirror on the Wall, is being the Fairest Worth it All?

Want to know if something is huge business? Check out Google Ads. You don’t need to read statistics or wordy reports, a quick way is to type in ‘Skin Whitening’ and viola, count the number of ads that appear. Where I am, there’re 11 ads on the first search results page. For the fun of it, […]

Ask #Skinish Mom – How to Fend Off Well-Intentioned Eczema Tips from the Ignorant?

To the #Skinish Mom: My son has eczema and it’s quite obvious on his neck and joints. I get  unsolicited advice all the time – some of it are outright wrong, like to make sure I wash his skin thoroughly with soap! Soap! The one thing not to use on eczema skin! How should I […]

#Skinish Mom – There’s more to Skin Tingling than Scarlett Johansson

On 20 December 2014, the research paper by Melanie L. Shoup-Knox Ph.D. titled “Physiological changes in response to hearing female voices recorded at high fertility” was reported on The Telegraph. It was further reported by The Daily Mail, Medical Daily amongst others. The gist is that voices of females recorded at their most fertile period produced the greatest increase […]

#SkinishMom – EczemaBlues Friday Columnist

This year, Friday’s post will be a column from The Skinish Mom – who is she and what’s the column about? The Skinish Mom is A mom who loves the QUIRKY facts about skin – she loves to get the skinny on the skin! A mom who is absolutely BIAS towards eczema kids’ families – […]