pregnancy and parenthood

The things I rushed are the things I want to rewind

It's weird. The very things I wanted to fast forward through with my first born I already want to savor with my second.  Bringing home a newborn was such unfamiliar territory the first time; it was all too easy to anticipate the milestones – awaiting for the next best thing that he could master. I… Continue reading The things I rushed are the things I want to rewind

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Love and Marriage · pregnancy and parenthood

Why we should stop helping our husbands

Fifteen months since becoming parents, and I still turn to one of the first pieces of advice I received before going into labor.  "When you bring your baby home, create a sacred space between you and your husband where you both have equal opportunity to find your way as parents. Be cautious of visitors coming… Continue reading Why we should stop helping our husbands

pregnancy and parenthood

What I’m doing differently as an expectant second-time mom

The biggest lesson learned from my first born was that planning is mostly good for purposes of being informed of my options and not actually good for purposes of sticking to any one particular way. But there are a few goals I have going into this wild and miraculous adventure of pregnancy, childbirth and recovery the second… Continue reading What I’m doing differently as an expectant second-time mom

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A day in the life of a stay-at-home mom

I'm so often asked, "How was your day?" Or, "What do you do all day?"  I never know  how to answer it because I don't know where to begin or how to find words that do justice to how big the smallest tasks end up being. So, I took little mental notes throughout my day and… Continue reading A day in the life of a stay-at-home mom

pregnancy and parenthood

When motherhood is re-born

I remember thinking that moms of multiples must have it all figured out. I envied their wisdom and experience and couldn't wait to overcome that initial learning curve marked by being a first-time mom.  But here I am, mustering what little energy I have to spare to get through the first trimester all over again, with as… Continue reading When motherhood is re-born

Love and Marriage

What I’ve learned in three years of marriage

Three years - that's it? As we looked at our approaching anniversary date, we thought this year's celebration would be a higher number. Having a kid definitely catalyzes your relationship; It feels like we've been tied together far longer, but I suppose this feeling isn't a bad one. We're used to marriage by now. We have graduated the honeymoon… Continue reading What I’ve learned in three years of marriage

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Most of us are incredible parents, but we’d never know it

I've never had to be so opinionated until I became a mother; and at the same time, I've never encountered so little tolerance or empathy. I joined one of the hundreds of Facebook group on co-sleeping many months ago, hoping to find it a resourceful place as bedsharing mama myself. Immediately upon joining, my heart broke for… Continue reading Most of us are incredible parents, but we’d never know it