Category: BG1

Dec 09
A Lego Birthday Party

A Lego Birthday Party

BG1, Parenting 4

So I’m finally getting around to posting about BG1’s Lego party. I know, I’m a month overdue. It was a great turnout and a fun party though and overall, I was happy with the decorations. I originally wanted a “Lego Movie” party, but there weren’t any decorations from the movie, and surprisingly, there weren’t any Lego party decorations in general. Considering how popular Legos are in general, you’d think there… Read more »

Nov 03
Happy 9th Birthday, Alyssa!

Happy 9th Birthday, Alyssa!

BG1 2

Holy bajeebus! I have a NINE year old! How can this be?! I swear, it was yesterday when I was holding your tiny 6lb 15oz self in my arms, marveling at the beautiful little person I just brought into the world. I’m so upset I didn’t do an 8 year old post, but as I’m looking back at the 7 year old post I did, I can’t help but smile… Read more »

Aug 08
My Daughter Actually Likes Wearing Glasses

My Daughter Actually Likes Wearing Glasses

BG1 4

I come from a family full of vision-impaired eyes. My dad and all my siblings wear glasses, my mom is the only fortunate one in the family. My husband also wears glasses, with astigmatisms in both his eyes, sadly. So, naturally, we knew that our children would eventually have to get some eyewear sooner or later. We were hoping for later. Unfortunately, BG1’s eyes are already giving out on her,… Read more »

Feb 12
When Your Kid Hurts

When Your Kid Hurts

BG1, Parenting 11

Very recently, I sat down with my 8 year old and asked her, casually, how her days are going and how she’s been. Being a mother who travels a lot, I feel like I don’t connect enough with my little BG1, so I’m trying a lot harder now to have more real conversations with her and get to know her better since she’s growing, becoming independent, and starting to have… Read more »

Jul 09
And the Lesson Here, is to Always Say No!

And the Lesson Here, is to Always Say No!

BG1, Parenting 11

I make it a general rule to always say no when BG1 wants to buy an app or buy one of those “in-app purchases” on one of her games. I think it’s a waste of money and she can get just as much fun out of the game for free. However, since she did receive a hefty amount of Apple Store credit as a past birthday gift, she very casually… Read more »

Apr 17
The Love of a Sister

The Love of a Sister

BG1, BG2, Parenting 15

Sisters truly are one of the best things in life. I, personally, have a pretty good relationship with my little sister who is 5 years younger than me, which is a pretty big but decent gap. When I found out I was having another girl, I was worried that since BG1 is over 6 years older than the baby, they might not play together at all. I found I was… Read more »

Jan 16
Happy SITS Day! Let Me Entertain You With Some Anecdotes

Happy SITS Day! Let Me Entertain You With Some Anecdotes

BG1, Parenting 78

Welcome! Welcome everyone, to my humble online abode. I hope you enjoy your stay here. I’ve been waiting for this day for quite some time and when I finally got the email, I panicked. How am I going to best present myself so you all could see how interesting and great I am?! I argued over a self-interview, a mini autobiography, links of some of my favorite posts, etc. After… Read more »

Nov 03
Happy 7th Birthday BG1

Happy 7th Birthday BG1

BG1 7

Happy Birthday my sweet, perfect daughter! Today at 10:15 AM, you turned 7 years old. How did this happen? How did time fly by so fast? I still remember the day I found out I was pregnant with you, a TOTAL SHOCK, unexpected and a big frightening. You turned out to be the best miracle we could have ever asked for. I just looked back at last year’s Birthday entry… Read more »

Oct 03
So This is What Being Outside Feels Like…I Wanna Go Back Inside!

So This is What Being Outside Feels Like…I Wanna Go Back Inside!

BG1, Parenting 2

Feeling very guilty for the lack of going ANYWHERE this summer, I knew I just had to take the kids out for a Family Day asap and, luckily, my friend Peggy from Philly Parent Circle was hosting a Celebration of Play event at Smith Play Place. It also happened to be on the same day as a birthday party for one of BG1‘s friends, so I thought, PERFECT! We had… Read more »

Aug 24
My Daughter Doesn’t Like Me

My Daughter Doesn’t Like Me

BG1, Parenting 0

Today, I’m linking up with Shell at Things I Can’t Say and Pouring My Heart Out! Yes, I’ve come to the realization that my 6 year old daughter doesn’t really like me much anymore. She loves me, don’t get me wrong, but it’s obvious that she doesn’t want to live with me and doesn’t really care to be around me. I’ve had her living with me all summer now and… Read more »