• As A Creative,  As a Mrs.

    DIY Bridal Shower Gift

    Bridal and baby showers are being taken to the next level these days. Between the Pinterest-themed parties, the chalkboard signs, the color-specific dessert tables, the gold and silver foil letters and number balloons…it’s a serious upgrade from the traditional showers.  Now, I am not by any means hating on this shift from basic to bourgeois. Clearly I live for all of this creativity…I mean I have a whole section of DIY projects on this blog, hellooooo!! So for when I attend these modern-day bridal/maternity celebrations, I try to think of a fun, yet functional gift. For the most recent bridal shower I attended over the weekend to honor my good…

  • As a Mommy

    How to Raise a Bi-racial Child

    I was in a department store the other day, when I crossed paths with an Asian boy, maybe 5 or 6 years old. He looked at me for a few seconds, then retreated around a corner out of view and I heard him say “Mommy I’m glad you’re not brown”.  I knew he was referring to me, and I definitely had a WTF expression on my face. I was eager to hear the rest of this, so I peered through the racks to eavesdrop on the conversation. The mom, who was lighter-toned Asian as well, paused from browsing the dresses on the rack and crouched down to his level. “What…

  • As a Mrs.

    Babymoon #2

    We originally weren’t planning on going on another babymoon, since that would probably mean a vacation with Chase…and as fun as it is to be as a family, “relaxation” isn’t the first thought when vacationing with this energetic little monster.  Then here come my Mom and Dad with the home run offer: a Chase-free, weekend getaway before Baby #2 comes.  On top of that, my husband’s Harvard roomies were having a mini-reunion and all renting out a house in Miami for the week. The stars aligned and we booked our flight down to FLA for a 48 hour vacation. Of course the night before Chase woke up at 12, 2…