I hung out at San Jose’s Westfield Valley Mall with the kids today and during our time together, I learned to appreciate, respect, and understand my son just a little bit more than I did yesterday.
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
We attended this year’s Independence Day Parade in San Jose. The event was to start at 10:00 a.m. but because we found a great parking spot toward the end of the parade, we just decided to stick around toward the back . Looked like a lot of people had found great spots because it was… Read More San Jose Rose White and Blue Independence Day Parade
Note: Using ‘middle-class’ is not my choice of word here. I use it as conceptualized by Annette Lareau in her explanation of the term, ‘Concerted Cultivation’. If popular media, public commentary, and recent articles on parenting are to be believed, middle-class parents are actively engaged in the lives of their children and nowhere is this… Read More Concerted Cultivation: What Middle-Class Parents do for their Kids
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
This post is specific to my most recent visit to the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Alternatively, this post could also have been titled, “Things I notice now that I have two kids and need to maneuver a stroller and a walking toddler”. First of all, being from Chicago
Getting anywhere with kids needs a lot of preparation. I have long said good-bye to days when I could take my time getting dressed and get my hair (should I straighten or curl) and make up done (what shade of lipstick should I go with today).
After that first tentative visit to Lowe’s that I had blogged about some time back, I have become quite the up-and-about towner, towing my kids along for the ride. We went to Costco yesterday and to the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo today. First, I’ll write about our adventure and then, I’ll write about… Read More Around town with my crew – my kids
Last week, Aaron and I went to San Jose to look for a rental apartment. Our flight took off late evening from Chicago and despite it being a direct Southwest flight, they rerouted my bag to Sacramento and I did not get it until the following day which was extremely disappointing particularly because I’ve always… Read More Home hunting in San Jose