The Best Job "You have the best job. I know it's boring and long sometimes...but you get to take care of the most special little girl."These are the words I woke up to this morning. My husband's sweet words took me by surprise after being at home for a few long days with a very sick and whiny little girl....more
Winter is the toughest time around here. So when spring finally showed up, we were beyond excited. But now we are looking for ways to spend our days with all this nice weather. + Go to the zoo // This is a more pricey activity depending on the zoo and definitely a full day kind of thing. But it's always fun especially when you have a toddler who loves and knows animals. For me this is more a spring activity because by the time you get to summer, it can be a little hot for extended amounts of time in the sun. ...more
Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of articles written by stay-at-home moms and “mommy bloggers,” exploring what it is to be those things. Struggling with what it is to be those things. Not liking how the world views what it is to be those things. And defending what it is to be those things....more
Every once in awhile, my husband and I will have a conversation that leaves me wondering if we're on the same page. I go to bat for him all the time as he's an amazing, hands-on dad who also likes to vacuum and wash dishes. When people dis on dads, I point to him and say, "Nuh uh! See! Amazing!" But then something falls out of his mouth and one of my eyebrows does an insta-raise and I think, "Wait, what?" I had one of those moments recently when he got all "women belong in the kitchen, barefoot, and if not pregnant, baking me a pie" on me.
I have a bachelors of science in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine. I don't work in that field now. In fact, I had only worked in it for about 8 years when I transitioned to pursue my music. Since childhood, there was nothing I wanted to do more than music, but I didn't think that a music degree would help me much in pop. Besides, I wanted to be a good Asian daughter to my parents, so I got a very practical degree despite the fact that computers was never my passion.
It just took motherhood to realize that I had majored in the wrong field....more
Words matter. A lot. The difference between “leak-proof” and “leak-resistant” could mean nothing, or it could mean a kid sitting in a puddle of pee because you picked the wrong diaper cover. That’s why we pick our words (and diaper covers) carefully. So consider this little tidbit from Wikipedia: If you search for “stay-at-home dad,” you will be taken to this page, titled, not surprisingly, “Stay-at-home dad.” Now search for “stay-at-home mom.” Go ahead. I’ll wait. You will land on this page, titled, “Housewife.” It doesn’t even use the words “stay-at-home mom” in the article until the very end....more
A few months ago, my well-meaning brother said to me in an online conversation, that he was concerned that I may "lose my edge" because I am no longer the marketing 'guru' I used to impersonate. Instead, I am 'wasting' my acquired skills by being a stay-at-home mom to my baby (now toddler). Before y'all take your catapults out and ask me where my brother is located (hint: nearer to you than me, he lives in the States), let me say that I was not offended.Well, maybe a little....more