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

Toddler eating

I want to talk about my boobs today. (Come back, don't run away, I promise not to show you a picture of my boobs.) They're mine again. I got them back. The 22-month old toddler has finally weaned.  I had been trying for four long months to wean him. I figured, 18 months is a… Read More

Thornton Wilder quote on life and living

I've been reading books about death and dying recently in quick succession (Me Before You, The Book Thief, The Fault In Our Stars, One Last Thing Before I Go, The Woman Who Could Not Forget) - not that I was in a dark mood, they just happened to be books I'd planned to read. All… 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… Read More

Boys laughing

Some friends are in that sweet mothering spot - where their children are old enough to play on their own, get their own snacks, help around the house, and with younger siblings. Yet, are still young enough to want to cuddle with their parents, and say "I love you" unabashedly. The kind of sweet spot… Read More

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