I saw this trailer on Lifetime Channel last week and the first thing that went through my mind was, hey I want to be on the show. Finally, there is a reality TV Show for moms, and it doesn’t really focus on the mom, it’s really on the dads. What happens is, three moms from three Asian nations, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines are given a 5 day holiday to Vietnam, while the three dads are left behind to take care of their kids and their household. I really want to know how they cope as I cannot imagine this happening in my little family as my little one asks for me all day everyday.
The show is like a social experiment to see what happens in the reversal of roles as in Asia, typically mums are the ones that stay home to take care of their kids and are the ones known to be closer to the kids. However, this show is trying to proof that the attitudinal relationship is more important than the biological relationship.
“We wanted to explore the idea that being a mom is an attitude and not just a biological relation, so we tested this out on three fathers from Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. As our first original production for LIFETIME it was a fun and relatable subject for us to cut our teeth on,” says Chris Humphrey, Director, Production for A+E Networks Asia.
A dad can be a mum to their kids too! Let’s just see if that can happen, if you’re curious, tune in to Lifetime Channel Astro Ch 709, premiering August 28, Thursdays 9pm to catch #MomsTimeOut.
MEET THE FAMILY
#ThePangs Christopher & Julie Pang, with Marcus (12yo), Michael (8yo) & Matthew (4yo)
From Singapore, meet the Pangs… Dad Christopher and Mom Julie run a successful boutique real-estate company and have 3 boys (12-year-old Marcus, 8-year-old Michael and 4-year-old Matthew). Christopher and Julie often quarrel about their differing parenting principles – Dad is more for corporal punishment while Mom is all about positive reinforcement. What will happen then when Mom is away?
#TheJasons Jason & Leishia Kalaichelvams, with Arianna (4yo) & Olivia (2.5yo)
From Malaysia, meet the Jasons… Dad Jason is a motivational speaker who is a self-confessed workaholic who totally loves his job and probably often prioritizes it above his family. Mom Leishia is a homemaker and freelance writer who cares for their two daughters (4-year-old Arianna and 2.5-year-old Olivia). Will things spiral out of control when Mom is not around?
#TheBaileys Kenneth & Emerald, with Briah (2.5yo)
From the Philippines, meet the Baileys… Dad Kenneth and stay-at-home Mom Emerald have a 2.5-year-old daughter Briah who is adorable but can be quite a handful! With Dad being the sole breadwinner of the family working night shifts since Briah was born, he now has to take on one of the toughest challenges of his life to care for his daughter while Mom is away. Will he be able to handle it?
YOU CAN WIN A TRIP TO VIETNAM!
Mom’s Time Out will bring to viewers an interactive second screen experience through a weekly parenting discussion. Viewers can stand to win a 3D2N stay for 2 at Angsana Lăng Cô, Central Vietnam when they download the ScanAd app on their Apple and Android devices. They can also participate in discussions such as managing a child’s social habits to handling a child’s tantrums.
For more information about #MomsTimeOut, check out: www.LifetimeAsia.com/MomsTimeOut Once again, don’t forget to catch the fun show LIFETIME Channel, available on Astro Ch 709, Variety Pack this August 28, Thurs, 9pm.