Making It Work Little by Little, Day by Day, Every Day

Hello my little head of lettuce, What can I tell you about business today? Well first of all, taking care of a business requires constant work. It can be a little bit of work if you have a 9-to-5 job like your father and I have, but constant work is required to stay on track….

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…

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…

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…

Pushing Myself to do More For Family & Business

Hello my little baby, I’m writing this from bed on my cellphone because I’m too tired to walk to the living room and grab my iPad or laptop. But I promised your Dad I would blog because I’m already behind 2-3 posts. I haven’t been able to sleep well. I don’t want to blame you,…

The Art of Giving Up and Starting Over

Hello my baby, For the past week, I’ve been trying to wake up earlier to blog daily. So far, so good. One of the reasons I’m trying to be more productive is because I don’t want to pass on my bad traits onto you. I tend to be inconsistent in my efforts and I tend…

Swinging Moods: Bad for Business?

Hello my little avocado, How are you my little one? Wish you could be with us right now. Picture me at the couch watching TV, your dog sister Myla curled up next to me, and your Dad working at the computer. It’s a pretty happy scene, non? We skipped out on a Tycho concert at…

Work That Makes You Proud

Hello my little baby, I felt you move the other day. It was beautiful. We created you! You’re moving! You can hear me! You even went to your first concert (RAC is amazing!) Nothing about your development fails to delight me. You keep growing, my little orange, okay? I’m so proud of you. I carry…

Starting a Business at Any Age

Hello my large plum, I’m very proud of us. A day after opening our own shop, your dad and I have helped your grandma Kim start her own business as a Vietnamese food vendor at Atwater Market. It’s been a tough year for Grandma & Grandpa, both of them unemployed after years of loyal service…

Our Etsy Shop is Open!

Hello my large plum, Great news! Your parents have been working hard, and we’ve finally opened up our Etsy shop! There’s still a lot more to play around with, but at least we got the ball rolling. Sometimes in business, you can’t wait for everything to be perfect, you just have to do it, and…