crusty eczema

How I got rid of annoyingly stubborn eczema

I have had this type of eczema on my ring finger midway down, and in between the middle and pinky fingers consistently for a few years. It comes and goes as it pleases but it usually lasts no longer than 2 months. Well, not this year! It started in January and it just went away this August. Eight long freaking months! It was really some annoyingly stubborn eczema. It would be either extremely dry or super “alive.” It got to...

Mom teaching baby

My love and hate relationship with being a stay at home mom

I do not have a problem with being a stay at home mom/wife. Well, in the beginning, I did have it because I would belittle my worth as a stay at home mom. After all, I was not contributing to the household financially, or so I thought… I must admit that it seems that I have a love & hate relationship with being a stay at home mom. Hate to say it but I would get so defensive (I still...

Skye taking a nap

Sleep like a baby anyone? No, Thank You!

Have you ever had a kid whose sleep is so broken and unpredictable that you start to wonder if something is wrong with your child? Then, you start to question your own sanity because, how could you think something is wrong with your child after being told by the pediatrician that everything is normal? Oh, because not every kid is the same, never mind every child you have will have the same or close enough sleep pattern. Oh! and you...

breastfeeding

Your brain is why breastfeeding might seem gross to you

My mom never got to breastfeed me. She claims that she did not have any milk. However, I am starting to doubt that now because of a conversation we had a few months ago. She asked me if I was still breastfeeding my 15-month-old (back then she was 12 months old). I said, “yes, twice, once in the morning and once at bedtime.” She looked at me kind of weird and asked if I liked it! I knew she was...

Love, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder

That butterflies-in-stomach feeling, the expecting of that call or that message, the thinking of that person all day, or that I-cannot-live-without-you feeling; are some of the things that are constantly being related or attributed to love. Some people relate these to love, some use them to describe love. I did, once, use to relate all those things to love. However, I had come to realize that love is not what I thought it was. Maybe, I am getting older and...

quarantine queen staying home

Not affected by the pandemic, NOT!

We are living in what will be one of the most memorable years in the history of humankind. Yet, in the beginning, it did not feel like my life changed by much. In fact, it was only affected minimally. I have a kind of boring life but that does not mean it is less occupied. My only outings were taking my teen to school, picking her up, and sometimes going grocery shopping. On weekends, probably more grocery shopping, or visiting some...

Woman-yelling

The day I lost it with my kids

It was a rough night. One of those nights when my 15-month-old (Noemi) decides to wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for 2 hours! And of course, she woke up at her usual time, at 6:30 or so. I woke up with a huge headache that did not go away the whole day. Afternoon came, and I was super tired, moody, and fed up with kids’ complaints and their scolding of their toddler sister. I...

Why Mami not Mama

“Mama, mama” those were the first words my three-year-old would blurt out upon waking up when she was two-years-old (mind you, I was pregnant.) Sometimes I would be dreaming, and her little cute voice would creep into my dream! I would say to her “go back to sleep darling,” and she would say “no mama.” She would pause for like two minutes and then she would say “mama, I want to eat.” I would get up and while fixing her breakfast,...