Blog Challenges, Feelings and Emotions, Motherhood, Motherhood lessons, Okay mom, Parenting, Reflections, TJ

Will I ever learn…

…that my child is extremely impressionable and that what I do and how I behave absolutely and directly influences what he then does and how he behaves. …that my yelling may seem like a great release for me but may do irreparable damage to his ability to learn the action-consequence-reaction dynamic. …that my throwing things… Read More Will I ever learn…

Growth & Development, J and E, Motherhood lessons, Okay mom, Parenting, Parenting Stereotypes, San Jose, Things to do with kids, Uncategorized

Concerted Cultivation: What Middle-Class Parents do for their Kids

Note: Using ‘middle-class’ is not my choice of word here. I use it as conceptualized by Annette Lareau in her explanation of the term, ‘Concerted Cultivation’. If popular media, public commentary, and recent articles on parenting are to be believed,  middle-class parents are actively engaged in the lives of their children and nowhere is this… Read More Concerted Cultivation: What Middle-Class Parents do for their Kids

Motherhood, Motherhood lessons, Parks and Recreation, Reviews, San Jose, Things to do with kids, Visits

What’s the big deal with animal sounds? – Stories of Motherhood fails, farms, parks, and railroads

The last couple days have been eventful. On Friday, I took the kids to the local Emma Prusch Farm & Park and today, we visited the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad in Los Gatos. Along the way, I also experienced some tender moments with TJ, a ‘what’s the big deal’ ironic space, and a motherhood fail.… Read More What’s the big deal with animal sounds? – Stories of Motherhood fails, farms, parks, and railroads

Baby J, Feelings and Emotions, Health, Motherhood, Motherhood lessons, Post Partum, Post-partum body

Part 3 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know

Read: Part 1 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know Part 2 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know 5. You may not be ready for the body you end up with. I… Read More Part 3 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know

Motherhood, Motherhood lessons, Parenting, Post Partum

Part 2 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know

Read: Part 1 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know Part 3 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know 3. No matter how much you’ve read about it and know what you’re doing… Read More Part 2 – 0 – 3 Months – Post-Partum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know

Motherhood, Motherhood lessons, Personal Self, Post Partum, Professional Self

Part 1 – 0 – 3 Months – Postpartum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know

One Google search on parenting and baby raising experiences in the 0-3 months time frame will unleash at least a few million hits so my post here may not necessarily unearth new insights. However, these are my experiences and in the interest of sharing them, here I go: Listed below are a range of my… Read More Part 1 – 0 – 3 Months – Postpartum experiences and lessons – What you may or may not know