What does success look like? (from the New York Times)

In other words, the price of familial obligation As a prolific reader of any publication that contain the words “New York” I subscribe to a lot of newsletters from—you guessed it—the New York Times. One of them is called The Edit, a newsletter specifically for the “young” ones, written by recent college graduates about things that pertain to their world today. I may not be … Continue reading What does success look like? (from the New York Times)

Raising kind kids, one step at a time

I’m not usually the superstitious type. Sure, I believe in the Chinese zodiac and its predictions on personality, relationships and success in life, but things like phases of the moon or Friday the 13th or 666 being unlucky numbers are simply beyond me. But somehow, for the past few weeks, I’ve stumbled on several articles in various locations around the internet, including a podcast, that … Continue reading Raising kind kids, one step at a time

Screen time, breaks, and everything in between

Hey! I’m poking my head in here to say that I’m still around. Its been a little quiet here in the past few weeks because…well, I kind of needed to be after talking about death.  Such a deep subject that I had no experience in talking to children about but personal experience with–well, that requires a short sabbatical in my book. (And also, because I … Continue reading Screen time, breaks, and everything in between

How to talk to your child about death

I may be making a big assumption here, but I would say that most people’s first memory involves something pleasant—being held by someone who loves them, riding a fun ride at an amusement park, meeting a new sibling, getting a puppy, receiving toys for Christmas, riding a bike, etc. My first memory involves nothing of the sort. In fact, it involves death. Death laid next … Continue reading How to talk to your child about death

What works for one might not work for another

Lately, I’ve decided on one thing–that there is too much literature on how to be a parent. You’d think that with the age group most primed to be having kids right now (millennials) are having less kids and having them later in life that there would be less articles, blog posts and books on parenting, but I see them all the time! Perhaps it’s because … Continue reading What works for one might not work for another

How to teach your kids about money

I stumbled upon some rather interesting content today on the web about the intersection between money and children. For example, this article on Inc.com says that parents are not discussing a crucial topic with their kids–student loans and credit card debt, based on “research” done by an online lender called SoFi, which was really just a survey of a thousand people between ages 36 and … Continue reading How to teach your kids about money

Weekend in review: January 19-20

Last weekend was full of rain, indoor play, gluten, and more gluten! In case you’re wondering–yes, there was a lot of baking! Prepping croissant rolls. It was my second time making them EVER. Waiting… And they turned out great!! Pretty proud of myself James’s room Morning coffee The living room, before the kids came out and made a huge mess James Lily Silly girl Wet … Continue reading Weekend in review: January 19-20

Weekend in review: January 12-13

Last weekend, as told through photos. My little kitchen helper My first time making cream biscuits — it was a success! Did I mention it had cheese inside? Cheesy biscuits – yes please!! Thumbs up! James James close up Lily loves to draw Showing me her drawing My kitchen This is the face of a boy who did NOT want his picture taken haha Much … Continue reading Weekend in review: January 12-13