Category: Big Changes

Move

So, we moved. Again. This is my 13th move in 17 years in the US and frankly, as I tell anybody who listens and even those who only pretend to, I just want to gather […]

Please stop growing…not really…yes, really…no..

TJ will be 2.5 years next month. Yes, my little boy whom I can still remember holding as a newborn, is going to be two-and-a-half years old!!! My other little one, my munchmuffin will turn […]

First and Second Child: Labor and Delivery Experiences

LABOR & DELIVERY J’s arrival: …the pull I woke up at 9:00 a.m. (yes, isn’t life before kids a blissful place of its own!?) with a start. I felt a certain feeling in my lower […]

Mindful Direction, Organic Learning, and other Perspectives on Preschools

In a recent article in The Atlantic, author Erika Christakis notes that the landscape of early childhood education in the U.S. has changed in the last two decades. The author discusses how opportunities for organic […]

The quintessential mommy work clothes, hair, and make up: My version anyway

Getting anywhere with kids needs a lot of preparation. I have long said good-bye to days when I could take my time getting dressed and get my hair (should I straighten or curl) and make […]

I cried. Wasn’t the first time. Won’t be the last.

In my ongoing identity transition or should I more appropriately say, my frustrations with having to morph myself into a reluctant SAHM identity, I have many struggles. Daily. I am just not the stay at […]

First day alone with the kids – Insensitive comments don’t help anybody

Yesterday was B-aunty’s last day which meant today was my first full day with both kids all by myself and it was great. It was uneventful in the most amazing and normal way. I took […]

Just one of those days

I am supremely exhausted today. I just put Baby E down for the night at 7:45 p.m. That baby has barely slept 2 hours all day today. How do people with multiple kids manage their […]

Settling in

It’s been almost two months since we moved to San Jose and we are settling in. Aaron started work last month and has been adapting to his new work. Meanwhile, I am adapting to life […]

Don’t sweat the stuff…it’s only stuff

So the movers came today and moved our gazillion boxes, pieces of furniture, bicycles, and tires. After getting quotes from the three big moving companies – , we decided to go with Mayflower. The men […]

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