Oct 10, 2014  •  In Aerin, Cute, Funny, Motherhood, Personal, Toys

Doll Play

I never played with dolls as a kid. I have memories of painstakingly cutting out elaborate paper dolls and their clothes and accessories….only to discard them once I finished. I also recall constructing Barbie houses out of cardboard boxes, books, and other items we found around the house, but lost interest once the domiciles were completed. […]

Oct 7, 2014  •  In Claire, Entertainment, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal

Homework: A Family Effort?

Claire should technically still be in preschool. However, because she missed her school’s cutoff age by only a couple of months — and because she’s a bit advanced for her age — her teachers recommended she start pre-kindergarten early. (As such, she will always be one of the youngest kids in her grade.) And one of the […]

Sep 30, 2014  •  In Claire, Motherhood, Personal

Happy 4th Birthday, Claire!

At this time 4 years ago, I was admitted to the labor & delivery ward of Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ. 11 and a half hours later, our Claire Emmanuelle entered this world.   I love her for her confidence and sass. I love her for her for her curiosity, intelligence, and hilariously sharp […]

Sep 24, 2014  •  In Beauty, Korean, Personal, Reviews, Shopping

My Korean Skincare Routine: An Update

It’s been almost 3 months since I ventured into the wonderful world of Korean skincare products. (Not sure what I’m talking about? See here and here.) And because I have tried a few new products since my last post on the subject, I wanted to give you guys an update.   First things first: how is my […]

Sep 22, 2014  •  In Aerin, Parenting, Personal

Chalazion

A couple of months ago, we noticed a small lump under Aerin’s left lower eyelid. (You can kinda see it in the first picture from this post about summer camp.) It wasn’t painful and it didn’t seem to bother her, so we took the “wait and see” approach. But over the weeks, the lump grew larger […]