Visits

Ojai, CA: A Wedding, A New Place, A Coughing Family, One Sick Kid, and Old Friends

That pretty much sums up our recent visit to Ojai, CA. The Wedding We were visiting Ojai, some 5-6 hours drive from San Jose, to attend a friend’s wedding. This was only the third wedding I ever attended since moving to the US nearly 17 years ago and I was excited. I love weddings and I… Read More Ojai, CA: A Wedding, A New Place, A Coughing Family, One Sick Kid, and Old Friends

#Celebrations, San Jose, Things to do with kids, Visits

A Week of Memories with Grandparents

I grew up with the security of unconditional love from extended family members. I want my children to get that same kind of love – the kind that only grandparents can give, the absolutely selfless and unconditional kind, the kind that has the license to spoil grandkids (within reason)…and to have uncles, aunties, and cousins around with… Read More A Week of Memories with Grandparents

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

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