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Never dealt with the concept of a live-in helper? Buying a car for the first time in Hong Kong? Planning a party? We’ve got the answers to all your questions as you adjust to your fab new life in the Kong.

Hiring A Helper: Interview Tips Hiring A Helper: Interview Tips

on Friday, 01 January 2016. Posted in Life in the +852

Prepare the right questions to find the right employee

A domestic helper may be the most important employee you will ever take on and choosing the right person is all important. Below are a few pointers to help avoid mistakes.

The GeoMum Files: Working Mums in Hong Kong The GeoMum Files: Working Mums in Hong Kong

on Friday, 23 January 2015. Posted in Life in the +852

A peek into the lives of three working mums in Hong Kong who are also bringing home the bacon

Nowadays, in a corporate hub like Hong Kong, it is very common for mothers to keep their careers on a leash and return to work soon after they give birth. Hong Kong’s fast-paced lifestyle, efficient transport systems, abundant employment opportunities, and affordability of domestic helpers are all aspects that support and aid working mothers in developing their skills and building their career alongside their duties as a mother. 

 

Back to School: Where to Get the Essentials Back to School: Where to Get the Essentials

Written by Clare Cassidy on Thursday, 01 January 2015. Posted in Out & About, Life in the +852

With school just ‘round the corner, it’s time to fill those backpacks up with back-to-school basics!

With the blissful summer holidays drawing to an end, and a new school term fast approaching, back-to-school preparations are a top priority on our to-do lists. For some of you, your little ones may be returning for yet another academic year, but for all those proud first-timers whose bubs have grown up overnight and are facing their first ever day of kindergarten, this article should come in handy. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the essential supplies to gather, and where you’ll find them, so you can avoid having to trudge through the heat and humidity to search all over town.

GeoINSIDER: Open Days at the New EtonHouse Campus in Tai Po, Opening this September GeoINSIDER: Open Days at the New EtonHouse Campus in Tai Po, Opening this September

on Thursday, 04 June 2015. Posted in Out & About, Life in the +852

A diverse and dynamic learning environment for curious little inquirers, on the coastline...

INresponse to the demand for high-quality and bilingual (English and Mandarin) early childhood education programmes, EtonHouse revealed its second kindergarten campus is scheduled to open this coming September.

Where To Breastfeed And Change A Baby In Hong Kong 2016 Where To Breastfeed And Change A Baby In Hong Kong 2016

on Saturday, 01 August 2015. Posted in Life With Baby, Out & About, Life in the +852

A helpful tool for those frequent situations that need attending to ASAP!

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ny parent will tell you that when it comes to babies, everything is totally unpredictable, whether it be when they need their nappies changed, or when they get hungry and grumpy. Even if you and your bub are nipping down to the shops for an hour or so, you never know when a situation may pop up, so you’ve always got to be prepared.

Luckily, the metropolis of Hong Kong is a very baby-friendly one, with multiple changing and nursing facilities within walking distance of wherever you might be. Below, we’ve compiled a list of all these facilities conveniently scattered across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories and the outlying islands for those emergency situations that just can’t wait.

 

Working Mums: Finding the Right Balance Working Mums: Finding the Right Balance

on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Posted in Life in the +852

Manage your time wisely and slot everything that's important to you in your weekly planner

IFyou’re pregnant or have recently welcomed your precious bundle of joy, and returning to your career is on the horizon, you’ve got quite a bit to consider and learn! They say us ladies wear the crown when it comes to multitasking, but even so, raising a child while earning a living is certainly not a task to be taken lightly. So, how does one embrace this challenging yet rewarding lifestyle? Jot down some critical tips from our guide to finding the balance, and see what the experts themselves had to say.

Registering Baby’s Birth Registering Baby’s Birth

on Wednesday, 03 April 2013. Posted in Life With Baby, Life in the +852, Practical Advice

Find out registration procedures for baby in Hong Kong.

Registering the birth of your baby is a fairly simple process in Hong Kong. The hospital should give you a birth return (a document that records the baby’s birth) and automatically sends a registration to the birth registry, which is run by the Hong Kong Immigration Services. Upon the receipt of the documents by the registrar, which typically takes two weeks, you can make an appointment at the Births and Deaths General Register Office.

Hong Kong’s Top 5 Indoor Playrooms Hong Kong’s Top 5 Indoor Playrooms

Written by Clare Cassidy on Monday, 16 June 2014. Posted in Out & About, Life in the +852

Summer’s here and the kids want to play, but being outdoors in this heat and humidity means getting burnt, really sweaty and for the rest of the day, totally drained! So why not try one of these indoor playrooms?

With the hottest days of summer approaching and Hong Kong's blistering daytime heat on the forecast, we'll all be spending a lot of time indoors in air-conditioned bliss. But instead of staying at home and watching telly with your kids, why not take them to an indoor playroom where they can run around, have fun and burn off some energy. Here’s a quick list of some great indoor playrooms around town that the children will love so much, they’ll be begging you to take them back every day.

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