Letter to my Daughter: You are a Light in the World.

You are a Light in the World I love that you wake up singing. That even before you knew the words, you knew the song in your heart and you wanted to hear the joy. You wanted to share the joy that lived in you. You are a light, my child. A beacon in theContinue reading “Letter to my Daughter: You are a Light in the World.”

The Perils of Being Ethnically Ambiguous

It is no small thing to appear to belong to one ethnicity or another, it can often be confusing, complicated and even traumatic because for those of mixed heritage, you never seem to fit into the mold of what you’re ethnicity is. In my case, “You’re too brown for some people and not brown enoughContinue reading “The Perils of Being Ethnically Ambiguous”

10 Reasons Why Frozen 2 Saved My Sanity During Covid

Frozen 2 came out last year November 2019, months before the now ever-present Covid-19 pandemic. While we resisted getting Disney+ for a while (mostly for my sake than my daughter’s), we finally gave in around month 2 of the lockdown. Although we were doing fine with Super Simple Songs and Peppa’s Channel on Youtube, itContinue reading “10 Reasons Why Frozen 2 Saved My Sanity During Covid”

We Need More Diverse Books!

Books Books Books Everywhere Whether you love the feel of paper in your hands or the convenience of an e-reader, we are all reading more these days. Out of boredom or because we’ve hit the bottom of streaming services, we’re reaching out for more content. What better way than the story, conjuring our imagination andContinue reading “We Need More Diverse Books!”

Introspection is the Word of the Month

And other thoughts… I’m a huge fan of late night, the snarky commentary, the bite-sized news, and of course the guests (it’s the best way to keep up with pop culture without doing the heavy lifting). This week or last, not really sure anymore on an episode of A Late Show with Stephen Colbert, heContinue reading “Introspection is the Word of the Month”

The Culture of Apologizing I Want to Get Away From

I thought about the way I let my anxiety and grief for the life I am living fuel a previous blog post. I thought about issuing an apology instead of letting myself feel and accept my feelings in that moment. That is what I felt. That’s why I wrote what I did. I am notContinue reading “The Culture of Apologizing I Want to Get Away From”

Stronger Together| Tous Ensemble

I don’t know about you but this was an amazing weekend. For many reasons, one of which was it was our first time taking our baby outside for a walk.  (We went the overanxious route since there’s pre-existing conditions for grandma, but when there’s nice weather we go out behind the building).  We also watched StrongerContinue reading “Stronger Together| Tous Ensemble”

Rethinking 2020 Resolutions

S​ince Covid-19 has upended the world and we’re about to start a new quarter and maybe even a new way of life even in the temporary, I wanted to take a look at what I had planned for this year and how different it may look for the rest of the year.  W​e had plansContinue reading “Rethinking 2020 Resolutions”

Yours and Mine Story

W​hen I found out I was pregnant I cried. Not the tears of joy the movies always portray, but pure terror and fear. Hot, wrenching from your soul tears that burned my face as they streamed down. I was so afraid that my life was going to change, for the worse not the better, andContinue reading “Yours and Mine Story”