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,… Continue reading What works for one might not work for another

On parenting and religion

This afternoon, I was intrigued by what I saw in a New York Times newsletter. It said, "Consciously or not, many parents either replicate or rebel against their own upbringing." This pretty much sums my up entire childhood and how I feel as an adult, as a parent of two kids. I am a rebel,… Continue reading On parenting and religion

Someday you’ll understand–and other wisdom from my mother

There is a picture of my mother and I standing in front of a cactus that sits directly in front of our house in Vietnam, next to the wrought-iron gate. I must’ve been around seven or eight years old, so this was in 1992 or 1993, several years before my family and I came to… Continue reading Someday you’ll understand–and other wisdom from my mother

My not-so-proud parenting moment

One of the facts of life is this--none of us are perfect, we all have flaws, right? But for some reason, these flaws don’t make their appearance until we become parents. At least, for me anyway. When you’re young and self-absorbed, you tend to push your flaws aside, thinking that while you acknowledge their existence… Continue reading My not-so-proud parenting moment

What no one tells you before you become a parent

Confession of the day: I am notorious at almost finishing articles. If you’re a parent, you know what I mean. You browse the ‘net and you see an interesting article that you want to read. But as many parents face this all-too-common dilemma, time doesn’t allow you to finish. Rather, your kids don’t allow you… Continue reading What no one tells you before you become a parent

Let’s screen in for screen time

In response to Sarah DeWitt’s Ted Talk It feels like ages ago, but when I was pregnant with James, my second child, I had a bad case of fatigue. I felt like it plagued me all throughout the pregnancy. Day in and day out, I was tired. Perhaps it was because I was working nights… Continue reading Let’s screen in for screen time