WIshlist Products For Our Etsy Shop

Here are stuffs I’m planning to make for my baby. If successful, we’ll also sell them in our Etsy shop. Space dino crib mobile For the nursery, we’ve always had the idea of having a “dinosaur in space à la Petit Prince” theme, whether we were having a boy or girl. So what could be…

What To Do About Your Expectations When You’re Expecting

I had a mini-meltdown yesterday. However, you have to understand before reading my post that, at the end of the day, I’m truly grateful for how things are, even if they were not what I expected. I’m pregnant with my first child. From the beginning, I was prepared to do everything right, to give a…

Blog Review: Blog for Better Sewing

I am so glad that Past Me made a super detailed editorial calendar for this blog. I have material to run with until August! It’s fantastic! I’m a little bit behind schedule, but I’m still trying to get into the habit of writing every morning before going to work. Even if I had zero reader,…

Taking Care of Business With a Baby

Hello my little pomegranate, We’re back from the long weekend and we got a lot done in the apartment, ready for your arrival. In the midst of the hospital stays, house bed rest, and work holidays, I find myself completely behind schedule with my blog. I will be trying this week to get back on…

To Raise a Zen Ninja Baby

Hello my little BOY artichoke, That’s right! We know what you are now! There was no doubt in our mind, but it was so wonderful to find out finally. Here’s a picture of your dog sister Myla we took to announce the news to our whole family. What a week we’ve had, your dad and…

Rawr Academy’s 2-Month Anniversary

After spending a horrendous morning at the doctor’s clinic trying to see the doctor without an appointment, I’m reminded that life takes a constant supply of extra-strength patience. For example, you can’t just be pregnant and have a baby right away; it’s a 9-month waiting period, sis. You can’t just launch an Etsy shop and…

The Business of Mother’s Day

It is strange to think I will soon be celebrating my first Mother’s Day. I used to think it was more of a Asian-mom-guilt-tripping Day because it was always one of those days that my Mom reminded me and my brother that we didn’t express our love enough to her on that particular day. I…

App Review: Paper53

Is there a blue moon? This morning, all three of my devices – iPad, smartphone, laptop – did not want to start properly. So I’m already behind 15 minutes just trying to set up my workstation. (I usually write these posts between 7:30am and 8:00am before going to work.) I should probably try to wake…

Making Space for (the) Baby

Hello my little mango, It’s Monday again. I sorta enjoy Mondays now because I get to tick off another week in my calendar until we have you in our arms. We’ve been preparing the house already, making space for you. To make room, we have to get rid of a lot of things. But there’s…

Behind the Craft: DIY Helix Dino Doll

I would never presume to be an expert at sewing, stitching or dollmaking. But I pick up on crafts skills pretty quickly. I can easily analyze an item and think of a million ways to do something similar with the skills I’ve collected throughout the years. I know there are tons of patterns available for…

The Importance of Expressing Love

Hello my little baby, You get two letters from me this week because I’m trying to catch up on old posts. Lucky little pepper! I know you exist in my belly, but writing to you has made it feel as if you were already part of our everyday lives. It’s as if every day I…

Children’s Story: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Box?

Hello my little pepper, Sorry for my repeated sneezes last night: they must have shook your little house quite a bit. Because you’ve been so good to Maman, I wanted to come up with a special little blog post for you this morning: I wrote you a little story. I inspired myself from Myla, your…