Motherhood, Reflections, SAHM, Things to do with kids, Toddler Days, Visits

Our visit to (anywhere) – Part II – Taming my anxieties

For Part I, click here. Okay that taming part – that doesn’t always work. If I ever write an autobiography, I might call it “A work in progress” because I am never done. A personal philosophy that I hold most dear is: (this is an original quote. You will need to cite me if you… Read More Our visit to (anywhere) – Part II – Taming my anxieties

Motherhood, Reflections, SAHM, Things to do with kids, Toddler Days, Visits

Our visit to (anywhere) – Part 1 – Why my anxieties ride high

I know I have written about this before but it never gets old…getting out of the house with two kids; an infant and a toddler is a pretty gargantuan task. I know it’ll get easier once Baby E gets older or maybe it gets worse as each child decides to exert independence at the most… Read More Our visit to (anywhere) – Part 1 – Why my anxieties ride high

Lists, Okay mom, Personal Self, SAHM

Of lists and non-lists; to-dos, will-get-to-its, and one-days

I love making lists. For everything. Lately, however, I have avoided making lists but that experience is more like a mouse who sees cheese and is smart enough to realize that the cheese is purely a tool of entrapment and yet, wonders if she can somehow outsmart the trapping hinge. Hmm..ain’t gonna happen! What I… Read More Of lists and non-lists; to-dos, will-get-to-its, and one-days

Big Changes, Feelings and Emotions, Motherhood, Okay mom, Personal Self, Professional Self, Reflections, SAHM

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 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.

Big Changes, Feelings and Emotions, Motherhood, Okay mom, Reflections, SAHM

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 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

Feelings and Emotions, Motherhood, Personal Self, Professional Self, Reflections, SAHM

Embracing a SAHM identity (or not) (1) – To be continued…

Even as a young adult I knew categorically that I would never be a housewife. Myopically, being a housewife meant financial dependency, limited professional options, a uniquely multi-faced but seemingly one dimensional life, and a definite loss of identity. I had too much pride and dignity to ever depend on anybody else for financial security.… Read More Embracing a SAHM identity (or not) (1) – To be continued…

Big Changes, SAHM, San Jose

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 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