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Metaphorical Mountain Climbing

It was only when I finally accepted the reality of my situation within the dominant paradigm that things started to really shift and rearrange themselves in my internal landscape. 775 more words


The quintessential mommy work clothes, hair, and make up: My version anyway

Getting anywhere with kids needs a lot of preparation. I have long said good-bye to days when I could take my time getting dressed and get my hair (should I straighten or curl) and make up done (what shade of lipstick should I go with today). 1,418 more words


My time, Me time, and time for myself

One thing that is often sacrificed with the arrival of kids is time. Sure you learn to appreciate time in other ways and if you’re like most parents or moms I know, keep an ongoing list of many ‘first times’…the first time your baby smiled, the first time she spit food at you and so on. 1,095 more words


Embracing a SAHM identity (or not) (1) - To be continued...

I am not cut out to be a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) simply because I am not the stay at home kinds. As elitist and pretentious as that sounds, and completely aware of the fact that even SAHM don’t literally only stay… 1,041 more words


No "work"

I have no “work” these days and the acceptance of that reality is bittersweet. I quit my professional career when we moved to San Jose from Chicago and I have not yet completely gotten used to that loss of identity. 559 more words

Toddler Days

Im Not Dead.... just busy

Hello People….. I know its been like forever…. so much is going on in my life.. I barely have time to stop and breathe…. let alone update my blog… but I know some of you are worried.. 434 more words

Personal Self

"I guess I'm still fat!" - Post partum reality

Okay so I am a feminist. Have been for as long as I can remember. Even when I don’t remember being one or identifying myself as one, I was a feminist because of my long standing values and principles – which have remained steady for all of my adult life and even younger. 693 more words