It's that time again: Mother's Day is around the corner, and it is time to figure out what to get that special lady in your life.
I know what I'm getting mine (she doesn't read my blog regularly so she won't find out). I am getting her a Fitbit ...more
Time's up. Now that my 6-week postpartum hiatus is over, I have officially re-entered the world of sore muscles, sweat (not sweats—those never left the picture), and tennis shoes. Oh, yeah!
There is just something thrilling about the feeling ...more
Sometimes I think my toddler has selective hearing. I guess this is what being two-and-a-half means. She hears what I'm saying but doesn't care. She knows what I want her to do (or not to do), but thinks to herself, "Yeah, really don't care, Mom! ...more
A friend of mine had a baby recently and I know she's having a hard time. All new moms have a hard time, but you can tell when someone's really in the weeds—she seems extra-isolated, exhausted, wondering when exactly she's going to start seeing some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. And she posted on Facebook a few weeks ago, something along the lines of "Can somebody let me know when I'll ever sleep again?"
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and as the first Asian American woman elected to the US Congress—and the first woman of color to serve in either house— Rep. Patsy T. Mink is one of our country’s most significant female leaders....more
I failed publicly at something this week. That’s hard to admit, but since some of you probably received an email letting you know you wouldn’t be receiving your shirts, you already know it. I tried something new ....more
My mother is always with me. Even though we live on separate continents, she is with me. In the language of e. e. cummings, I carry my mother with me wherever I go. She is alive in me, and she is the best part of me....more
It started when my first born was a baby,"It gets easier," they would say to me. I heard it all the time, and I kept waiting for it. When Turbo was 11 months old, I found out that I was pregnant with the Toolman, and I kept hearing it from other moms; I trusted them. They lied....more
Want to know what my very favorite part of summer is?It's reading--preferably while sitting on the beach soaking up the sunshine.Even though the kids still have about a month of school left, my summer has arrived. I finished grading finals last week, just in time for my parents to come to town. We spent five glorious days together getting projects done around the house that my health and frenetic schedule have not allowed me to do this past school year ....more
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