sweater weather

as much as i love summer for its long days, the warmth, and the "carefree" living, i also adore fall for the crisp weather, the foliage, fun fall activities, and the fashion! i have a love/hate relationship with my figure.  as much as i embrace my hourglass shape, it can be downright infuriating to find… Continue reading sweater weather

celebrate good times

there have been many things to celebrate recently - two weddings and a first birthday party. although both weddings occurred in october i haven't had the time nor energy (mostly energy) to organize and edit photos for a blog post. the so family leaves for maryland tomorrow for a family vacation and that'll be another… Continue reading celebrate good times

the remedy

cold season has arrived. penny had two canceled play dates in the past two weeks due to her friends' illnesses. i tried in vain to prevent penny from getting sick but you can only do so much. after 9 boogie-filled days, penny seems to have fully recovered. it all began early monday morning (10/17) when i… Continue reading the remedy

sweet news

i'm back. and with big news. the so family is expecting baby #2 on april 16th, 2017. currently i'm in my second trimester (14w 4d) and feeling infinitely better than i had been the past few months. the reason for my blogging hiatus was due to my morning sickness. with penny i experienced nausea, fatigue,… Continue reading sweet news

sahm

on august 3rd, 2016, i sent my letter of resignation to middletown public schools. walking away from my career wasn't something i ever envisioned. but after penny was born, everything changed. i dreaded returning to work and extended my leave to half a year and then eventually the entire school year. when everyone inquired about me… Continue reading sahm

6-month growth spurt

when is there not a growth spurt? babies grow so much, developmentally and physically, during the first year that it seems like they're on a never-ending growth spurt. while this is true, there are common growth spurt times for most babies and 6 months is one of them. a lot happens at 6 months. babies are… Continue reading 6-month growth spurt

“ohana” means “family”

it's been a busy month, clearly. i was surprised to see that i hadn't updated my blog in two weeks. the sleep regression finally ended about a week and a half ago. penny is back to sleeping about 12 hours a night with one feeding around 3am. thing is, she started a new leap recently (that… Continue reading “ohana” means “family”