About

‘Catch Fortywinks’ was an idiom that Rachel found herself doing alot of, in her first year of being mum to her son, Kyle.

Oh no, this blog is not about catching cat naps. The name kinda stuck since the blog started with the premise of journalling her parenting journey. But these days, time passes too quickly in a blink of an eye, so Rachel catches whatever time she can to attempt ways to inspire herself and find meaning from her life .

So you will be able to find some naval-gazing posts about her family, but with a twist of introspection. Not so conventional ways to enrich your child’s learning. Projects to sew and ideas to make home-crafts and gifts. And articles on the Christian faith which I am so passionate about.

This blog will be more than just a wink in the dark, with plenty of suggestions to live life with meaning and inspiration.

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Apparently Google told me that my About Me page has to be in the third person. But I don’t enjoy referring to myself in third person so let’s start over.

Hi there! I am Rachel.

Motherhood has been used many times in my life as the perfect excuse to start up something new or to make vast changes. It was used to start this blog and then call it quits from my Regional Marketing job in mid 2008. Right after leaving the corporate rat race, I got myself trained in Early Childhood Education, spent some time in preschool teaching and house-wivery.

All these for the sake of Motherhood.

However, the simple life got too boring for this former go-getter, so I co-founded Myplayschool.net in 2010 for moms and doubled as chief editor. The site is now defunct, and we had hundreds of useful articles there to teach moms to do home-learning with their pre-schoolers, which are now hosted on this blog. I don’t train moms or teach preschoolers anymore, however I still retain the passion to develop new ways for Kyle to learn at home, so I will be sure to share it here on the blog.

Fast forward 2 years after.

I founded Singapore Mom Bloggers (SMB) a community on Facebook in Mar 2012, apart from being a community manager for SMB, chief editor for www.catch-fortywinks.com, I run a social media brand management company to help brands connect with moms.

If you would like to contact me, drop me a note at rachtll76@gmail.com. I usually respond to emails quickly. If I don’t, I could be that I have been bowled over by your kindness in your email, or that you have asked me to market something that I have little affinity for.

If you are a PR company with a pitch for Catch FortyWinks –

I used to work with you in my previous life as a marketing rat in the rat-race, so I know what you are thinking. So if you are a PR company with a pitch, do make it spectacular. Drop me a note here.

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These are my regular blog reads:

A Happy Mom Accidental Mom Dominique Goh Gingerbread Mom MadPsyche Mom MalMal Our Inspiration Mamabliss Treasured Moments Our Little Smarties Mummy Moo Sanses Simply Us Steph Tan The Bottomsup Blog Toddly Mommy The Playful Parents Mother of Xander BlogFather