A Breakdown of Social Media (that I have attempted) (revisited)

I'm not at all amazed that my feelings about social media have not changed in the approximate two years it's been since this first posted. I guess I'm just not a social media person, but I keep the accounts around just in case. Do feel free and stop by, but I can never guarantee there … Continue reading A Breakdown of Social Media (that I have attempted) (revisited)

What is Myasthenia Gravis? (revisited)

At a time when there is a pandemic going on and the US is dealing with protests and riots because of the murder of George Floyd, posting this seems almost irrelevant, but it's something my family has dealt and lived with for years, and I will continue to post this every June. June is Myasthenia … Continue reading What is Myasthenia Gravis? (revisited)

Brief Break, or How I’m Attempting to Avoid Blogging Burnout

Last year I gave myself the insane task of post 5 days a week while raising two toddlers. Needless to say, I was exhausted halfway through the year and decreased my posting frequency. This year, I'm trying out a new method: 6 weeks of posting followed by 1 week of break. Well, I've accomplished my … Continue reading Brief Break, or How I’m Attempting to Avoid Blogging Burnout

The Grass is Not Always Greener

I'm a mom of two, but sometimes I feel like a fraud. Sometimes I fret about how other people see me when I'm out with my kids, and not because of how I parent. But because of how I look, which is absolutely absurd, but, nonetheless, a true experience. I'm one of those ageless Asians. … Continue reading The Grass is Not Always Greener

The Power of a Lullaby

Growing Up With Music Growing up, music was important to my family. My siblings and I were forced into piano lessons, which we took for a varying number of years. But we also independently chose violin, guitar, clarinet, flute, and harp. Not that any of us claim any proficiency anymore. But, before we even began … Continue reading The Power of a Lullaby

How I…Am Selecting an Elementary School for My Child

Before we moved, we lived in what felt like the suburbs of the suburbs. It was a quiet area, but had plenty for us to do. Actually, we loved living there. We had our son's entire educational career planned out. Then we moved to a bustling metropolis. L.A. is huge and sprawling to the point … Continue reading How I…Am Selecting an Elementary School for My Child

My Late Preterm Babies

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. I debated for a while about whether I should write about my premature babies because, even though they were born early, they are far from the tiny babies born at twenty-something weeks who had to spend weeks to months in the NICU and face a lifetime of health, emotional, and … Continue reading My Late Preterm Babies

I’m Not Cut Out to Be an Influencer

Not too long ago, I was on a journey to brand and possibly monetize this blog. So, I signed up at an influencer network site. I'm sure these networks operate similarly, or maybe completely differently, but I'm also sure I ended up signing up for this particular one for a reason. This isn't to say … Continue reading I’m Not Cut Out to Be an Influencer

Nancy Drew Was My Role Model

I started reading the Nancy Drew mysteries when I was about 9. I vividly remember  spending a summer sitting around all day with my nose in a Nancy Drew book. I loved them so much, my mom signed me up to receive 3 by mail every month. It didn't take me long to finish them, … Continue reading Nancy Drew Was My Role Model

I am Proud of My Toddler, But Not Because He Knows His ABCs and 123s

My oldest recently turned 4 and I am freaking out that he's going into Kindergarten next fall. I'm not worried that he might not be academically prepared, which itself feels like a stupid thing to feel considering Kindergarten is supposed to be the starting place for receiving an education. I often find myself wondering why … Continue reading I am Proud of My Toddler, But Not Because He Knows His ABCs and 123s