Three Years

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You know you've been blogging for a while when you realize that you missed a blogging anniversary, by two weeks no less. Especially when you look back and see how you celebrated your first two anniversaries (giveaways, linkups, excited announcements, OMG-ing). Three years does not seem like a long time in the blogging world, because… Read More

The art of mothering

A friend who is a new-ish mother (of an 8 month old boy) recently told me about the competitive nature of motherhood in Hong Kong, where she lives. Children from infanthood to toddlerhood to school-going age, are enrolled in classes and schools as soon as possible. From music to aquatic to language to yoga classes… Read More

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Announcing a pregnancy these days is like art. Creative photos involving your other children, spouse, maybe even your pets. Chalkboard walls, pretty props, balloons, maybe a cake or two. If one was really clever and had oodles of time, perhaps even a movie poster type thing, or a video of some kind, with an appropriate… Read More

A photography project

Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be… Read More

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

I still find it hard to call myself a writer, or introduce myself as one. But it's nice when other people consider me one. So when I was recently invited to participate in an Blog Author Tour about my writing process by Jessica Smock of School of Smock, I was surprised and flattered.  I first… Read More

Benign Neglect

in Life 86 comments

Such has been my attitude to almost everything lately - benign neglect. (My definition) An attitude of "it can take care of itself, or if it cannot, it doesn't really matter right now".  My boys, at 4 and nearly 2, have become fast friends. There is less pushing, shoving and snatching, and more sharing, caring… Read More

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