The other day when I dropped my son off to daycare, the husband of the lady who runs the daycare asked me, “So, did you get a job yet?” I may have mentioned to him a couple weeks ago that I did not have a job when he kept trying to indirectly tell me I… Read More My “Work” and “Work-Life” Struggles as a Stay-at-Home-Mom
Ever experienced one of those days when you could barely stand up, your feet ready to melt under the weight of a body getting crushed by its own weight? Shoulders aching with pain like you have been lifting 25 pounds of barbells all day? Head ready to split wide open like the headache you are… Read More Stay-at-Home-Mom Burnout
Unlike her brother, Teju does not get read to every night. We just read to her throughout the day whenever we can and a few times a night if everything works on schedule and we aren’t too late putting her down for bedtime. Both Aaron and I love it when she picks up random books… Read More My 1-year-old’s Favorite Books
“I’ll miss you there, Mommy,” he said, with a sad look in his beautiful eyes and with inverted lips which only accentuated his little puffy cheeks. It broke my heart. Why was I doing this, again? To feed my own selfishness? For MY sanity? So I could get more time to work? So I could… Read More Hard Choices
It hit me like a brainwave – Why not do a movie night with my little guy? It is a Friday night, after all. Of course, as all parents of toddlers know, it really does not matter what day of the week it is! It could be the middle of the week or a Saturday… Read More Mother-Son Movie Night
No Adobe Photoshop subscription? No problem. No advanced designing skills? No problem. I love how things have advanced to a point where anyone can create beautiful images and other designs at the click of a few buttons, some typing, and some drag and drop agility. Websites like FotoJet that allow for everyday non-professional individuals like me to… Read More Review: FotoJet, a Browser-Based All in One Photo Tool
Meet the team that created theparentvoice.com… Read More HerStory: The Women of theParentVoice.Com
I really wish wine did it for me. Isn’t wine supposed to help deal with motherhood, if all those memes are to be believed? Nothing really works for me. I don’t smoke. I don’t really drink…now, I like the idea of it and don’t mind an occasional beer or wine, but I am definitely not… Read More The Unspeakable, Spoken: Why is this so tough?
TJ had fever last week. Pretty much all day. It was a fever that started out of nowhere on Thursday evening, lasted all day Friday, give or take a few hours working off of the strength of the medication, and lasted until night time going into Saturday. His fever finally broke on Saturday. As I… Read More Thoughts during the lifecycle of a sick child
Waiting at a gas station to fill up gas is probably one of their least favorite activities for most people. Filld is a gas delivery service handled entirely through an app that does the gas filling for you, no matter where you are, home or at work. When I was offered promotional credit in exchange for… Read More Review: Filld – The Gas Delivery App
As a former professor of organizational communication, a feminist, and an unapologetic qualitative scholar, my absolute favorite kind of research involved talking to people about their lives. When I wasn’t immersed in my participants’ life stories or making sense of the 500 pages of data before me in hard copy format, I ruminated over how… Read More Answering my Calling. Serendipitously.
There was a time, not very long ago, when everyday was full of new excitement and anticipation over what new thing my little girl would accomplish that day or even that week or month. Now, at almost 16 months, things are, how can I say this, um…more of the same.