Solace In All The Chaos

My solace from all the chaos of my life is my local boba shop. I get an iced passion fruit green tea, sometimes a chocolate chip cookie or savory garlic cheese bread. I let the kids run amok around the fountain and eating area when they come with me, which they...

Whirlwind Wednesdays

Wednesdays are the longest days.  Hui.1 has long day at school so we have to be up and ready an hour earlier than the rest of the week.  This is the day I insist Jesse uses his paid family leave on the most so I can get a break.  I have the rest of the week's routine...

The Mom Guilt Never Really Goes Away

I really thought I was past the “Mom” guilt with this baby… you know, taking time for myself without feeling guilty, handing her to my husband with a bottle and pacifier while I go take a nap, etc. But there's been a nagging feeling in the back of my head telling me...

Stop Pushing So Hard

It's hard to stop pushing so hard. I've been wake on and off since the baby woke up at 2am. As she nurses, I doze off in my La-Z-Boy recliner (a.k.a. the Boobie Chair). It's 6:30am. We've dozed and nursed and even had a bottle. I've given up and started putting away...

The Bigger Picture

What is the bigger picture these days?  There's been so much tragedy going on in the world and all around us, it's almost suffocating.  After all this, how does anyone make it out of bed in the morning?  I've been asking myself that these past few weeks despite waking...

One of Many Tired Mamas

I'm one tired mama. I am in the the last moments of pregnancy in the sweltering August heat… again. Babies always have their own agenda. Apparently mine love being summer babies. Why couldn't I have a winter baby to snuggle with under the twinkling Christmas lights,...

The Fading Summer

  It's hard to believe that the summer is almost over.  Funny how the fading summer heralds a new chapter of our lives as the fall slowly begins to arrive.  Hui.1 starts school, Hui.2 will be without his big brother for the first time, and we're about to welcome a new...

Perspective is Everything

Perspective is everything whether you like to admit it or not.  Whenever I'm knee deep in kids, feeling like there's no escape, I think about the bigger picture.  If I could have my dream job, what would it be?  Would it be sending the kids to daycare and working full...

Mother’s Day is Coming

Mother's Day is coming!  Are you ready? Being a mother is first and foremost the most difficult role a woman can ever play.  Even if we don't actually give birth to that child, our capacity for love, compassion, and frustration is increased tenfold because that child...

Make A Choice and Show Up

Some days, we just need to make a choice and show up. The urge to stay in bed is dreamy and always inviting, but it's stagnant and sadly unproductive. Despite that, the boss will call asking where you are and the kids will jump on you until you get out of bed and...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

My new obsession has been making muffins.  This is the first recipe I tried and it won the boys over with its first batch.  I've been making so many batches, I've lost count.  Here's the link.  And here are a few notes I'd like to add. Substitute 1 cup wheat flour for...

I'm a Blogger… Among Other Things

I'm a blogger.  But I'm already so many things… artist, engineer, mama, wife.  Am I a blogger or a wannabe?  My writing spark got snuffed out last year once my consignment shops started dropping like flies and then my website broke for no apparent reason.  Since then...

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