Category: Parenting

Aug 16
A Diaper-Free House and Potty-Training Tips

A Diaper-Free House and Potty-Training Tips

BG3, Parenting 0

Looks like it’s that time again, the time that all parents both dread and wait impatiently for… Potty-training! BG3 is creeping up on turning two and like with her sisters, I wanted to keep up the trend of getting my daughter potty-trained by the time they turn two. Each girl handled it fairly well and I had high hopes that the baby would follow suit. I ended up doing things… Read more »

Sep 17
No More Formula. Ever!

No More Formula. Ever!

Parenting 0

Yes! We’ve reached another milestone in our family/with the kids. After we decided to slowly introduce cow’s milk to BG3 by mixing it with her formula, she took to it very well. We started with 2 parts formula and 1 part cow’s milk and then gradually went up on the cow’s milk every few days. Now after about two weeks, she has been loving the cow’s milk and it might… Read more »

Sep 03
It Never Gets Any Easier

It Never Gets Any Easier

BG3, Parenting 0

I was a fool to think switching the baby to cow’s milk would go off without a hitch. A damn fool. You would think she’d welcome the taste of milk after the stinkfest that is Alimentum formula, but no, neither man, woman, nor beast can force this girl to drink her milk. I knew there would be a slight transition phase, but her sisters never had a problem with the… Read more »

Aug 25
A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

A Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

BG3, Parenting 6

I’m quite proud of myself and my family for putting this all together. Granted, Mickey Mouse is a staple, so there are plenty of party ideas and supplies, but still. I really liked how everything came together. The birthday banner was made from a banner company that the Hubs used for his job. We bought a wooden frame with clothespins to put together BG3’s monthly pictures. I was so happy… Read more »

Aug 09
My Favorite Bedtime Stories, Past and Present

My Favorite Bedtime Stories, Past and Present

Books, Parenting 2

As a part of National Book Lover’s Day, I thought it would be fitting to discuss some of my favorite bedtime stories as a child and as books I read with my children. Being an avid reader, I’ve loved books since before I knew how to read. Even growing up in a household where I was a first-generation Asian-American being raised by an immigrant mother who was learning the English… Read more »

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 »

Mar 09
A Disney’s Frozen Birthday Party

A Disney’s Frozen Birthday Party

BG2, Parenting 4

Last Sunday we celebrated BG2’s 3rd birthday with a Disney’s Frozen-themed party. Let me tell you, it was not an easy feat! I didn’t know Frozen party supplies were basically sold out everywhere, not to mention their costumes or even their toys, all gone! Luckily, we managed as best we could. I basically stuck to a blue and white theme, especially with the table. I tried to have some blue… 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 »

Jan 05
Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – An Update

Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – An Update

BG2, Parenting 2

It’s been a very…memorable kind of week or so in this potty-training business. We’ve had quite a few accidents, but most are a result of not making it to the toilet on time. I guess BG2 still has to work on holding in her pee. She also still insists on going to the bathroom to pass gas, a feat we find both exhausting and hilarious. The biggest issue we’ve been… Read more »

Dec 22
Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day 2

Tales from the Toilet: The Potty-Training Diaries – Day 2

BG2, Parenting 5

After a very exhuasting, but successful First Day, I had high hopes that BG2 would continue being excellently trained in the art of the potty and I was right. Unfortunately, I was a little too right! BG2 is still holding strong, peeing in the toilet like a champ, but I think she’s got it in her head that she has to go to the bathroom for every little thing that… Read more »