Jun 3, 2017  •  In Food, Home, Parenting, Personal

Jenny the Cook

I used to love cooking. I was pretty damn good at it too. (If you haven’t visited my profile yet, yes it’s true that I make the best 갈비찜 — galbijiim, or Korean braised short ribs — in the world and anyone who’s tasted it will attest to it. People have even suggested that I open […]

Sep 7, 2015  •  In Baby, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal, Relationships

Baby Fever

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you may have noticed that I’d had a bit of baby fever lately. Say what? Me? The girl who hates the baby years and never looks back on her children’s infancies with nostalgia? What happened? Well, for one, my friends and relatives keep having ridiculously cute babies and I […]

Jun 1, 2015  •  In Claire, Parenting, Personal

Claire’s First Boyfriend

Last week, Claire asked me for some plain white paper. “I want to make a drawing for my friend,” she told me. I happily obliged, and didn’t think much of it until she finished her work of art. “Umma, can you help me spell Kyle?” Okaaay. What was going on here? I helped her spell, […]

May 12, 2015  •  In Aerin, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal

My 3.5 Year Old Still Isn’t Potty-Trained

I know that she’s ready, both mentally and physically. She meets all the requirements for potty-training, and more. But at 3 years and 6 months old, my Aerin is still in diapers. It is not for lack of trying. Books and videos. Pretty underwear she chose herself. Setting schedules. Going without diapers or underwear. Going full-on […]