As a mommy to two little girls, many of my moments are brimming with to-do lists from every tense -- past, present and future. When I first sat down to pen this post, the intro went something like this: "I'm still playing catch up following our travels and ailments..." I was then going to regale… Continue reading The Game of Catch-Up
Back in my school days (which I guess technically ended less than one year ago!!), I cared deeply about recognition. I loved getting the Headmaster's Award in Middle and High School and was thrilled to snag scholarships in college. Everyone can agree that it's just nice to be noticed, and my mom always instilled in… Continue reading It’s Rewarding, Being Awarded
What just happened?! I had quite a startling afternoon yesterday, and one that I'm still trying to make sense of. All was business as usual in the morning -- in fact it was extra cute banality because of school picture day, for which R and baby K glammed up and smiled for the cameras. After… Continue reading Um, excuse me, isn’t this MY home?!
Miss R's kinder class is learning all about oceans this month, so I volunteered to come in and lead an ocean-themed art project. This one fit the bill perfectly, and the kids loved it! It worked well for a group project, though I was grateful that the teacher was there to help since the activity… Continue reading PAPER PLATE AQUARIUM: Come Swim Under the Sea with Me!
Just about one year ago, when I was very pregnant, done with work, and trying to soak in my morning alone time with R off at pre-school, I fell under the spell of the nesting fairy. To be clear, I was feeling pretty awful most of the time due to chronic pain, a few unnecessary… Continue reading A project from my nesting days of not so long ago…
For many months before that fateful Easter Sunday when K slipped and slid her way into this world, I listened closely to the jabber of other mamas-of-two. I'd jot down mental notes about the ways in which mothering #2 would be different than mothering #1. I heard lots of familiar tidbits -- you'll be less… Continue reading Musings from a Mama-of-1-turned-Mama-of-2