I went for a run in preparation for my upcoming 5k race yesterday. I call it a run because that is common parlance. In reality, what I do is more of a jog or if you ask my husband, a “slow jog”, so slow in fact, that he considers it akin to his “fast walk”.
I recently had the opportunity to review Napbags by OC Daisy. I was able to pick the design I wanted from their website (click the link above) and even had the opportunity to customize it with my son’s name. The item arrived as promised but because we were out of town, I did not get… Read More Napbags by OC Daisy
To my readers: Occasionally, I will post reviews of the products I have had the opportunity to use or take for a test drive. As a reviewer, I promise you the following: I will not review a product I have not personally tested or used. I will present my review with honesty, telling it… Read More Reviews
My most recent pledge to not yell at my son was an epic failure on day 2. Everything was going smoothly until it was time to strap the kids in that monstrosity of a double stroller to take them for a walk. TJ wanted to get out but I really needed that walk because I… Read More Untitled: Gathering the Pieces of Failure
It’s quiet. Rather peaceful, actually. It is about 11:15 a.m. and I am at my laptop writing this while my baby is asleep upstairs. TJ is at school. I feel accomplished and it is not even noon yet. I woke up at 5:30 today with Baby E acting as my alarm clock. She is slowly learning… Read More No More Yelling – Another Honest Attempt
Dear Baby E, Oh the joys you bring into our lives – the lives of your daddy, anna (अण्णा, big brother), and mommy! Since the day you were born, you have brightened our lives just a little more each day than the previous one. We thought there was something missing from our lives, that somehow… Read More To My Daughter on Her Half Birthday
I was recently nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Paige of Memoirs of the Quiet. Thank you, Paige, so very much for the vote of confidence in my blog and for thinking of me as one of your nominees. I truly appreciate it. Although I don’t go looking for awards, the awards that come… Read More Versatile Blogger Award
He was having so much fun in the little kiddie pool that I found at my local Goodwill (thrift store and in a brand new packaged condition no less!) that I desperately wanted the recognition and a “Hooray Mommy” moment. I asked, “J..are you having fun?” “Yay!!”he said excitedly. “You know, Mommy bought you that… Read More Rationalizing the SAHM Role
We are on of our very first vacation as a family of four. For the most part, it feels like a weekend at home in San Jose with the four of us hanging out together and yet, maybe as a result of it being framed as a vacation, the experience really does feel out of… Read More Family Vacation
I have briefly written about my visits to the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) before but I thought I’ll write a more detailed one after my most recent visit. I decided to take the kids to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo yesterday for probably the 19th time since we moved to San Jose last… Read More Visit to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
“She is so tiny,” said the random woman holding a baby. Just seconds before she said that, I had said, “I already miss that stage even though I am excited for what comes next” referring to the baby in her arms. She was rocking the little one to sleep and had just told me, upon… Read More Stop Comparing Kids. Now!