I had a brief exchange the other day with a facebook friend about temper tantrums. She’s a mom of a 3-week old and a step-mom/coparent to a 5-year old; she believes that temper tantrums are avoidable. I do not. She believes that kids should do as the parents says and I would like to qualify […]Read More Frustration
When I began the blog, I had intentions on being a ‘mom blogger’. I assumed and chose topics that covered basic ‘mom’ taking care of baby processes. I wrote about washing bottles, because these were ‘mom’ things I hadn’t thought about prior. I had so many ideas but they felt so impersonal and in my […]Read More WTF? What even is a ‘Low Key’ Nurturer?
This summer has been so good to me! I had a fairly busy summer full of different photography and creation work. I had three different photography projects. I had two parties that I’m helping with/ planning. (My dad’s party was yesterday and Buddha’s is in a week). Of course, none of it would be possible […]Read More Tips to Freelancing and Moming
Yesterday was Buddha’s monthaversary & After 11 months … I’ve realized: Baby blues are real – ruminating on the barren emotional landscape of my transition into postpartum & sympathizing with new moms and their struggle to maintain … it’s so hard to navigate with a seemingly unforgiving ANXIETY. I. Feel. You. & it fades, trust […]Read More The Countdown to the FIRST birthday
Here are some tips to creating a multilingual house: playing music in the secondary or tertiary language, for Spanish I’ve been playing Maná or Julieta Venegas and looking up lyrics. Naming body parts in each language , bonus points for directional words (besides, on top, below etc.).. were not at cardinal directions yet, Counting and […]Read More Tips to Multilingualism
I am reading The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary at the recommendation of a friend of mine who recently had her son. Congratulations Kimari! She is an avid book reader and a great mind that I admire, so I took the suggestion to heart and began reading it (better late than never). I’m going to […]Read More The Conscious Parent
(Disclaimer: this isn’t an ad and I’ve only tried the following two baby wearing items). I use the ergo baby original on a day to day basis when it’s a shorter trip/ not a lengthy walk involved or somewhere space restrictive/not handicap friendly (stroller is a huge wheeled apparatus). It’s made of organic cotton so […]Read More Baby Wearing
Updated: June 22nd to add spiritual progress and clarifications. Today was the first day of summer The longest day of the year … It’s the final season before Buddha (more on why I decided to call my son Buddha later) turns one. SAD FACE!!!! The day we came home from the hospital was the fall […]Read More Happy Summer Solstice
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
Context: Hurricane Harvey occurred 3 weeks before and we can talk about that later. I last saw my OB/GYN the Wednesday before for my, then, weekly checkups and she told me I was a centimeter dilated, she said this was normal because of the weight of the baby pushing on my cervix. She set my […]Read More My Delivery Story