Sitting in the bleachers, watching families filter in with balloons, leis, and flowers, among other gifts, was seemingly overwhelming. What it must feel like to be their children, or to be a part of their family. Families that go all out for the milestones in life always have me wondering where I am going wrong. Watching families share in their excitement for this moment, was like sitting in the movie theater watching a plot unfold. How must I look sitting shoulder to shoulder with these parents? Perhaps, I am just overthinking this.
As moms, we often find ourselves having to rely on our village to make all the pieces come together without completely losing our shit. Here’s my top ten friends that every working mom needs Continue reading →
Are you like me and have ever been made to feel as though your mental health issues were not issues at all? That, perhaps, they were all in your head? Well, that is precisely right. Mental health is in our heads. I am no doctor, but I know what I struggle with daily, and sometimes even hourly. Minute by minute ticking away, whilst I struggle to unjumble the crazy thoughts swirling around in my head. Struggling with my self-esteem, my excessive worrying, and experiencing so many sleepless nights. I have been made to feel less than, not good enough, and Continue reading →
The date was Wednesday, August 19, 2015. My husband and I were at Kaiser in building C. 2nd floor, Hematology/Oncology. I was scared and he was too, although he was trying his hardest to lighten the mood. I was 28 weeks pregnant with our son. Just two days before I got the call from the scheduling department to make this appointment. Tuesday I called to ask if my husband should be there and the nurse said yes, anybody you want to be there should be there. So, since my dad lived over 400 miles away, Continue reading →
Life, spinning out of control around you, while you sit in the eye of the storm. Mom, the term for center of life, balance for those she loves, and the keeper and protector of life surrounding family. Mom, noun, verb, and adjective. We do it all. We are not solely defined by these parts of speech, but rather what they mean to the very existence of who we are. We are mom, we do mom, and we are described by what mom should or should not do.
The crockpot is my best friend. As a new mom, it’s quite possible I would have starved without my crockpot. We all have our favorite recipes for the crockpot but what about those times you rush out of the house and forget to throw something in your best friend? You get home from work, soccer practice, ballet, and drama club to nothing. Now what? The family looks to Mom for the answer to life’s biggest question; what’s for dinner? Fear not Moms, I searched the internet and came across some quick, 30 minutes or Continue reading →
Over the past several years I have been involved in numerous charity events. Raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association, donation drives for displaced families from natural disasters, and even hosting exchange students from other countries. But the one that always impacts me the most is the annual Makeover Marathon for fighters and survivors of cancer. This charity event was founded by two women I went to high school with; one a make up artist, the other a hair stylist and owner of a salon in Loomis, Ca. These two beautiful souls came together four years ago Continue reading →