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, so to speak. I was born into a Catholic family … Continue reading On parenting and religion
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
I’m sitting here sipping my afternoon cup of coffee after having put my son James down for a nap. Normally, he lays in his crib and babbles on for an eternity, sometimes as long as an hour and a half, before falling asleep. But today, he is surprisingly quiet right after I put him down. After making my daughter her lunch (PB&J, cut into small … Continue reading Life with two
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
As a newly immigrated adolescent in the late ’90s, I attended a public middle school, then went on to a public high school. It may have been 15 years ago since I graduated from high school, but I can remember a particular teacher named Mr. Harvard, who taught choir and band (RIP, Mr. Harvard) and who made a profound impact on me, so much that … Continue reading The most distressed profession in America, according to NYT & Time
This morning, I listened to this episode of NPR’s The Hidden Brain in which they talked about the power of advertising. The idea being is that we are being advertised to and we don’t even realize it. They discussed a unique way of advertising to people through social media accounts such as Instagram. A light bulb went on inside my head, and immediately I thought, … Continue reading The REAL housewives of Instagram – do they exist?
On a cloudy Wednesday morning last month, I signed up to do some volunteering with my coworkers. About seven of us showed up, and after our task was completed, we walked to a restaurant across the street from the volunteer site for lunch. While waiting for the food, conversations began about a variety of topics. At one point, one of my coworkers, a 29 year … Continue reading Why are so many millenials hesitant to have kids?
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 at a local grocery store, often flopping down onto my … Continue reading Let’s screen in for screen time
how early literacy is important, and as it promotes vocabulary development in children. Continue reading Want your kids to be a better reader? Talk to them more
thoughts about my perceptions on working parents Continue reading Work – Life Perceptions in the 21st Century