My 2-year-old asked me to “Calm down”

The same energy that works for me professionally, does not quite do it for me, personally. I am not much of a laid back person. I’d like to think I am but I am really not. I just don’t work that way. I get annoyed easily. I lose my patience quicker than you can sayContinue reading “My 2-year-old asked me to “Calm down””

Versatile Blogger Award

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 comeContinue reading “Versatile Blogger Award”

Just a rant – What I Don’t Understand About (some) Moms who Write

Bring on the sanctimommy gripes, the trolls, and the bullying. I just don’t care. This is my rant post today. As a mother who blogs… I dislike the momblogger moniker. Why momblogger? Why not just blogger? Anyway, I digress… I am really sick of what I have observed as some common content issues in theContinue reading “Just a rant – What I Don’t Understand About (some) Moms who Write”

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 thingsContinue reading “Will I ever learn…”

“I guess I’m still fat!” – Post partum reality

Okay so I am a feminist. Have been for as long as I can remember. Even when I don’t remember being one or identifying myself as one, I was a feminist because of my long standing values and principles – which have remained steady for all of my adult life and even younger. Which isContinue reading ““I guess I’m still fat!” – Post partum reality”

Baby J is 19 months, SAHM, and toddler activities

We recently relocated to San Jose and I quit my job to be able to move here with Aaron. This basically meant that I am transitioning from being a professional working mom to a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM), something that I had never in my wildest imaginations considered as a life choice for myself. Anyway, Baby JContinue reading “Baby J is 19 months, SAHM, and toddler activities”

What is happening with little J now at 14 months: Food

Baby J is no longer a little baby even though he will always be one to me. He is a little toddler now, finessing his toddling skills and becoming a stronger walker every day. Here are some updates about my little darling: He has become extremely fussy about eating. I feed him brown rice withContinue reading “What is happening with little J now at 14 months: Food”