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Liebster Award

I’m very excited to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by a fellow blogger. Thank you April for nominating me and reading my blog. (Please check out her blog From Diapers and Tutus to Meetings and Board Rooms.) I feel honored you chose me. I did a real “awwww” out loud when I found out what this was all… Read more →

April 14th, 2014

  April 14, 2014 Dear Dad, Today is your 62nd birthday. Mom texted me this morning to remind me, but I was already aware. Mom texting. Yes, I would have never guessed she would manage to figure it out either. She has even managed to FaceTime. Who would have thought, right? I’ve been thinking about you quite a bit lately,… Read more →

To the Non-Mommies: 5 Ways to Hang on to Friends who Become Mommies

This post is specifically geared towards those of you who do not have children. If you are a mommy, pass this along to those friends who don’t have kids as a “must read”. When your friend decided to have kids, she did not really know what she was getting herself into. As much as she wanted life to stay the… Read more →

Silencing my Mind

There are so many thoughts, so many anxieties, so many overwhelming needs in my life. Each role I have comes with it’s unique responsibilities and expectations I strive to meet. I must be a good mom. I must be a dutiful wife. I must be a successful therapist. This is a list that goes on and on. If I let… Read more →

Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl!

A Valentine’s Day and birth story all in one. Warning: If you are pregnant with your first, DO NOT READ THIS. Wait until after you give birth. Today my daughter is 3, and in this last year she has grown up so much into a smart, beautiful little girl. She can tell me when she is happy, sad, scared, and mad.… Read more →

“Fat Talk” Reflections from a Groupon Fail

  Last week I had a Groupon to “get my hair did”. It was not a good experience, as it took 4 weeks from my initial phone call to get in, and I got the most mediocre highlights of my life. But this isn’t about how I feel ripped off and will never go back. In making small talk with… Read more →

Where our Culture of “Family” Originates

  “Como estas Susanna?” she would say, every time we greeted each other. She would hold my hands with her own frail hands which had a much tighter grip than you would expect. “Bien,” I would reply, really because that is the extent of my Spanish. Language, the biggest barrier between us, forced us to just nod, point, and wait… Read more →

Why being a Working Mom has made me a Better Mom

My daughter was just born, and I was about to make that transition back to work. I felt good that I was at a job where I could begin at part-time and add days and hours in the weeks to come. Further, I was also blessed with working four blocks away from my sister-in-law who was happy to watch my… Read more →

Potty Training !?#!

Anyone from the grandparent generation will tell you potty training begins early. When your children hit 2, if they are not potty trained, you get a baffled look and questioned, “how old is s/he?”. Even my own mom tells me, “you were potty-trained at 16 months.” My son is 16 months, and he is way too busy preparing for his… Read more →

Damn you Sleep Training!

My son is currently 16 months old, and as a baby, we swaddled him, and he slept through the night. But my darling little boy is a strong one, and it didn’t take him long to muscle out of his swaddles, which resulted in: no more sleeping through the night. The evening pattern is now, go to bed with a… Read more →

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