Getting Back on Track with Blogging

Phew! What a month it has been! I properly failed at my blogging duties, but not at my thrifty homemaker duties. In the last few weeks, I’ve learned how to sew my own purses (this one from Martha Stewart and this one from Sew Mama Sew — the link is actually to a blogger who…

Freezer Meal: Day 2 & 3

I was so elated with my success from day one that I didn’t hesitate to start chopping up my veggies to prep for my vegetable soup at 10pm after coming back from a birthday dinner at the restaurant. That’s how dedicated I am when I start obsessing about a project. (Speaking of obsessions, I WANT…

Freezer Meal Practice: My Game Plan

I’m now 23 weeks pregnant. I’m starting to plan my maternity leave more carefully. And one thing that has been worrying me is finding time to eat and feed my family without wasting too much money on takeout. Luckily, the Internet is full of super moms who love sharing the best, quickest, and cheapest ways…

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…