My 3-year-old daughter woke me up at 2 am tonight. Then again at 4 am. Then again at 5 am. She did this last Friday night too. Even more times. But last week she had a stomach virus and was vomiting. This week?...?This time is seemed she was just being spoiled. Your regular 3-year-old antics.But … Continue reading Toddler Antics, Mommy Needs a Nap!
Early voting Covid tests Working mama With no rest Closer to the edge But not of glory Stress, pressure, fear Tells a different story Hasn't my week been hard enough On call Sunday evening was so tough Indulged my kid when I got home Slept crappily that night again, like a drone— Got up the next … Continue reading Early Voting, Covid Tests
A Psalm to the L-rd Weary are my eyes and downtrodden is my soul Day after day I toil to bring home daily bread Sit in gnarled posture, slaving away on me computer A thirst for money, for financial security. For affording a comfortable life. Nevertheless my heart aches For the time when I can … Continue reading Working Mama’s Prayer
Am I raising a humanoid? Or am I just being paranoid? My kid is stuck on TV— Is that supposed to bring me glee?
As I stretched my back in child's pose this morning, I felt a yearning to stay in the safety of this shell for the whole day, even the whole week. This wasn't the first time I've felt that during child's pose: feeling closed off and protected from the world. Could I just stay here? Could … Continue reading Mother’s Prose, Child’s Pose
If I could paint, I would paint an abstract red and black painting right now. It would hold (some of) my pain, my fears. There are times when I feel like painting or drawing to express my emotions. Not that I actually want to go out, buy the paint, and watch a video on how … Continue reading Behind the Brushstrokes
Recently a younger friend of mine said she wants to figure her career out before she has kids. I was the same way. But something happened when I became a mom—a part of me that was always there blossomed. My creative side, my playful side. They made me better at being a mom, so instead … Continue reading When Career Meets Mommyhood
I got dressed today, wore a nice outfit, and even put make up on. Every now and then I like wearing make up to work, particularly on the days that I feel tired. As I was getting ready to leave, I woke up my child and realized that her cheeks looked even more pink than … Continue reading Mommy Mode
Many of the members of my community have more than 4 kids. Having grown up as one of two, and seeing 4 kids as huge, a family of 7 kids (or more!) blows my mind. One thing I have noticed is the older siblings have much more wisdom about caring for children than I did … Continue reading Learning Responsibility of Childcare Young
I was blessed to spend a week visiting my family over winter break. I'm going back to my teaching job this Thursday, but still "off" these past few days. Being "off" doesn't have the same meaning it did a few years ago. I still have to take care of my toddler daughter and I still … Continue reading Vacation: An Opportunity for Fresh Perspectives