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 some moss already! I am tired and exhausted from being a rolling stone.
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 4 months this week…the kids are growing up and every day, I feel just a little bit nostalgic for what… Read More Please stop growing…not really…yes, really…no..
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 abdomen that I have only been able to describe as a “pull“. This was two days before the due date.… Read More First and Second Child: Labor and Delivery Experiences
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 learning is being replaced by “seat work” where teachers push students to learn and complete their work before they can… Read More Mindful Direction, Organic Learning, and other Perspectives on Preschools
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 up done (what shade of lipstick should I go with today).
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 home kinds as I have previously written. I am just not made of that grain. I don’t know if I… Read More I cried. Wasn’t the first time. Won’t be the last.
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 both kids to a local community park in our Graco double stroller that I bought at a consignment sale (Outrageous… Read More First day alone with the kids – Insensitive comments don’t help anybody
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 little ones’ naps when they also have to manage a rambunctious and noisy toddler or older sibling? Beloved J and… Read More Just one of those days
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 as a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM). The first week that A started work and I had to be home all day with… Read More Settling in
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 who came in today who were probably their local but independent contractors working for Mayflower were nice, professional, and quick.… Read More Don’t sweat the stuff…it’s only stuff