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My husband helps with the kids at night.

My husband helps with the kids at night.

It’s funny how in our society, we hold females to a higher standard in parenting than males. If women have to be mothers, they have to do everything perfect. There’s so much more competition. With fathers, the fact they don’t refuse to change a diaper […]

How to be better than everyone else.

How to be better than everyone else.

I’ve heard this said many times throughout my life, either to me or referring to someone/something else. It’s logic that people apply to situations so they don’t feel bad about themselves. Or it’s to belittle someone with. Someone told me that anyone can draw a […]

A vicious cycle.

A vicious cycle.

  The first few months after my second baby, I thought I was doing great. Because she slept all night. My toddler also slept all night. Every night, for months, everyone was sleeping 8+ hours long. We woke up refreshed, energetic, ready to start the […]

Mediocrity

Mediocrity

I’m 34 years old. I have a husband, two kids, and I live in the suburbs. I am a stay at home mom. I used to have a job all the way up until 2009. Then we moved to San Diego. Shortly after, I got […]

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

  Since the nearest Dim Sum restaurant is 35+ minutes away, and I don’t feel like packing diaper bags and two young children into our car to trek there, and I had all the ingredients for siu mai in the house, the most logical decision […]

Inside the mind of an insane person.

Inside the mind of an insane person.

Three days and three nights with a 4 month old baby and 3 year old toddler while my husband was away on business was nearly unmanageable. It would’ve been ok if I was able to sleep any of those three nights, but our routines were […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I plan on making roasted Brussels sprouts as one of the sides. This is far easier than my other Brussels sprouts recipe and yields the same crispy, golden brown result. If you haven’t gotten the taste of the […]

How to ‘diet’ during the postpartum period.

How to ‘diet’ during the postpartum period.

What a typical day would consist of: 8 a.m.- Feed toddler breakfast. Choke down quarter cup of scalding hot coffee as your toddler incessantly whines that she needs help going to the potty. Before drinking the other 3/4 cup of coffee, your baby needs to […]