Welcome to the latest contribution to the Small Family Homes Blog Community! This month’s topic focuses on the necessities of small space living for a family. I feel like I’m constantly curating a list of small space necessities in my mind as I discuss our living situation with others. I think this list is especially … More 10 Must-Haves for Small Space Family Living
At some point during our time here in Hong Kong (probably somewhere between learning I was pregnant and deciding to move to a slightly larger place to accommodate our baby’s arrival), I got really interested in small-space dwelling with a baby. I discovered a great blog written by another small-space-dwelling-Alison; 600SQFTANDABABY captures her life in Vancouver living … More Do You Need to Be Creative to Live Small?
There has been no shortage of sharing about our little baby being born in Hong Kong. You’ve heard about my sweaty pregnancy check-ups, the trials and tribulations of my blood type and blood pressure, and finally(!) Campbell’s birth. What I didn’t really address – and what lots of people have been curious about – is what … More Having a Baby in a Hong Kong Public Hospital: the Inside Scoop
How to Survive with Baby in a Small Space This is a cool looking kid, right? He’s clearly got all the style, gear, and trendy items any baby could hope or dream about. He must have cool parents who have figured our juuuuust the right stuff to buy for him. As you saw in our … More Campbell’s Favourite Things (and Mama’s too!)
Last One – I Promise! After successfully (but barely) surviving my sweaty summer pregnancy in Hong Kong (read about that here) and the charades of the Public Hospital system (read about that here), I wrapped up work and was more than ready to have my baby!
Where I Get Sent to Queen Mary Hospital And so the birth story continues…if you missed Part I, where I describe a typical check-up at the public clinic, you can catch up here. If you’re up to date, here’s the next installment where I – you guessed it – go to the hospital! Last May … More Campbell’s Birth Story Part II
My Story of A Late-Term Prenatal Checkup Scene: It is is the peak of Hong Kong summer, through which I have (obviously) become larger and more noticeably pregnant every day. It is 40ºC and 95% humidity (seriously). The weather is torturous. My curly hair is enormous and unruly. I constantly sweat like a criminal on trial … More Campbell’s Birth Story Part I
As many of you have read, we’ve enjoyed living in a tiny, cozy apartment here in Hong Kong. A while back I shared our little slice of Canada that we created in 440 square feet (if you missed it, read up: here). Knowing we were expecting a baby we needed somewhere with a bit more space and began … More Our New *Larger Hong Kong Apartment
Not knowing whether we were having a boy or a girl meant we faced a minor challenge when planning the nursery for our little baby-to-be, namely narrowing down a colour scheme that wasn’t gender specific. When I learned I was pregnant I created a (secret) pinterest board with images for inspiration, but struggled to decide … More Campbell’s Nursery Mural
We spent an interesting Sunday exploring Tai O fishing village, an incredibly unique part of Hong Kong. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine that you’re still in Hong Kong when you’re there. Located here on Lantau Island (close to the International Airport and Disneyland), yet feels like a million miles from modern civilization. In contrast to … More Tai O: A Side of Hong Kong You Need to See to Believe