lifestyle, Motherhood, Our Adventures Book

Traveling with a baby

We were hesitant to travel with a newborn within the first few months. Our little one was born right before the holidays and we lived about 650 miles away from our family. Since Zayne was 10 weeks old, he's been traveling with us on the road and in the airplane domestically. Here is my experience traveling… Continue reading Traveling with a baby

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Motherhood

Strength and Self-Sufficiency.

Strength and Self-sufficiency. These are the two words that resonate with me since I became a mother. In a Doctor's Wives group I am in, a woman reached out to me about the uncertainty of her future with having kids so far from family.  I shared with her my story about raising a child and… Continue reading Strength and Self-Sufficiency.

Marriage

Things Not to Say to a Doctor’s Wife.

I am a wife. It happens to be that my husband is a doctor. I have very few close friends that are doctor wives, as well. Throughout our multiple relocations throughout the country due to residency and job placement, I've met some of the most amazing women, who happen to be also doctor wives, and… Continue reading Things Not to Say to a Doctor’s Wife.

Marriage

How To Be A Wife And Mom.

I've seen a lot of Facebook posts lately about women venting about their spouse or significant others not 'helping' around the house or not helping with the baby and then, becoming resentful towards each other. In my practice of self-care, it took years (8 years to be exact) to realize that resentment can build up… Continue reading How To Be A Wife And Mom.

Mama Life, Motherhood

Good Mourning.

My little one (LO) is almost 7 months old and has started solids. About a month ago, I made the decision to supplement with formula because I wanted some time away from pumping. Little did I know that the minute I started supplementing, how extremely hard weaning can emotionally be. I had no expectations on… Continue reading Good Mourning.

Mama Life, Motherhood

Sleep Training.

I did it. I decided to sleep train my baby. What seemed like 6 months of blissful attachment parenting (as what Dr. Sears calls it) of breastfeeding on demand, napping on demand, warm nights of cuddling while we coslept, had started to become physically and mentally exhausting. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy any of… Continue reading Sleep Training.

friendships, Motherhood

Changes In Friendships.

The statement "Your Life is Over" is overrated. And the most @#$% annoying thing I ever heard in my life when I was pregnant and when I gave birth to my son.

Mama Life, Motherhood

Baby-friendly living room.

Our little one is almost 6 months old (where did the time go?!) and it's time to get rid of our modern Copenhagen, sharp-edged, steel and heavy glass, neutral-colored decor. Our living room was full of concussions and bloody noses waiting to happen. Luckily, we found a buyer on Craigslist who we tricked into buying… Continue reading Baby-friendly living room.

Motherhood

Everything Nanny.

A friend once told me that it's important to find someone to help because if I don't get enough sleep, my depression will just get worse and that Zayne and my husband do not deserve that. She encouraged me to keep on with the search and to not give up.

Mama Life, Motherhood

Hello Coffee.

I now understand the phrase, "...but first, coffee." I was never a coffee drinker, nor a caffeine drinker in any case. My husband thinks that is really weird, given the nature of my profession, working nights, and have given birth to a baby. I run on no hours of sleep since and on no caffeine… Continue reading Hello Coffee.