Feb 6, 2013  •  In Aerin, Claire, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal

Negative Nancy vs Positive Polly

Gawd, having two toddlers is tough. And trying to be a good mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done (and I imagine it will continue to be so for the remainder of my life). These past couple of weeks have been especially trying with J’s parents and my own mother all on vacation (the […]

Dec 13, 2012  •  In Baby, Funny, Parenting, Personal

Christmas Tree Decorating Guidelines

What’s that you say? There are only a dozen days left before Christmas and we have yet to put up our tree? Please. That’s nothing to this family of procrastinators. And just in case there are others out there in the same boat — Bueller? Hello? I know we can’t be the only ones! — who may […]

Nov 27, 2012  •  In Aerin, Claire, Parenting

Claire’s First Lie

A few days ago, Claire told her first lie. She and Aerin were playing together when Claire got angry over something, grabbed the toy in Aerin’s hand, and threw it. And when J approached her to remind her that she shouldn’t throw things, she outright told him that it was Aerin who threw the toy! […]

Nov 24, 2012  •  In Aerin, Baby, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal

The Baby of the Family

Ever since Aerin got sick last week, she has been super SUPER clingy to me. Before her illness, she was a pretty independent little girl. Now she needs to be held all the time — only by me, no less, and starts screaming her head off if she can’t see me. Even her two favorite […]

Nov 7, 2012  •  In Aerin, Korean, Parenting, Personal

Aerin’s Dol

When I had written a short update on the morning of Aerin’s dol, I had been worried about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the party. But while we could not hold my younger daughter’s first birthday at a banquet hall as we had originally planned… And more than half of our guests could not make it […]