Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get to Work

I have never been more motivated to work. It is so exciting to sit down and focus on my own business. And it helps to think that I only have two solid days a week when my baby is in daycare to work. It makes all this time more valuable. One of the main difficulties…

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…

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…

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,…

Be Curious to Learn More Today

I was a very independent child. Both my parents were over-their-heads busy working minimum wage jobs. And my brother was 7 years older than me. I was definitely not cool enough to play with him. I don’t remember a lot of playtime together with my parents. They drove me to piano, painting, Vietnamese, and swimming…

Do What You Love When You’re Ready, Sort of

When my boyfriend and I decided to have a baby, it was easy. We definitely knew we wanted kids together and we just decided to start a family sooner than later. That’s a bit unconventional for most people, but waiting a few months or a few years would not have changed our decision to have…

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…

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…