How a Stay-at-Home-Mom Should Manage Stress

This post is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Orange County but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Being a stay-at-home-mom can be such a rewarding experience but there’s also a lot of stress that can come with it. If you find yourself a victim of bruxism as a result of stress, take a look into treatments you could have to reverse the effects. Now, if you’re not a mom or if you work outside of the home, you might wonder what kinds of things a stay-at-home-mom could possibly get stressed out about. They seem to have the life- not having to work and staying home. How much stress could they possibly experience? I used to think the same thing- that they had it made until I become a mom and made the choice to stay home with A. This isn’t to say that there’s anything wrong with those that work or those that choose to not have kids. I’m not minimizing their level of stress but the kinds of stress a stay-at-home-mom experiences is quite different than someone who works outside the home. One thing you might want to give a go is ashwagandha as it is known to hold rejuvenating properties. Although, there are still many other things you can do to relieve your stress. View Post

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Seven Things I Learned After Two Miscarriages in One Year

I originally wrote this post for Hellobee when I briefly blogged for them in 2015. Then I reposted it to my blog but I made the post private because I wasn’t ready to post about my miscarriages. When you write something and put it on the Internet, it stays there forever and I wasn’t sure if this was something I wanted out in the open for the whole world to see. But I realize that the topic of miscarriages is such an important one. It’s such a taboo topic, especially in the Asian community. I hope by sharing my story and the things I’ve learned from my miscarriages, it will help someone else who has gone through it or might go through it in the future.

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Our Story- Strike 1

Hubs and I were married in 2009. We wanted to wait at least a year to enjoy being married before we really tried to have kids despite the fact that I was already 34 at that time. In the back of my mind, my biological clock was ticking but I didn’t want to rush into having a baby just because of my age.

After our first year of marriage, we started “trying” to have a baby but we didn’t get pregnant until January of 2011. You can imagine what we were feeling when we saw that “pregnant” sign on the pregnancy test. We were so excited!  But I was also fearful of things going wrong. I tend to be a worrywart and have fear of the unknown. I was also scared of miscarrying but I tried to do all the right things like take my prenatal vitamins and go to all my OB appointments. Everything seemed to be progressing nicely. I had a 7 week ultrasound where I heard the heartbeat so I felt things were going well and that we would be parents in October of that year. Little did I know that just a few short week, one of the greatest heartaches of my life would happen.

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Disney On Ice Returns to the Southland!

Disney on Ice returns to the Southland later this month in Dream Big! Audiences will be transported into the world of their favorite Disney princesses as they go on amazing adventures and make their dreams come true. Join Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White and your favorite sisters- Anna and Elsa as they tell their stories through artistic skating and daring acrobatics.

Disney on Ice presents Dream Big!

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5 Lessons in Marriage for the Perfectly Imperfect

Today is our 8 year wedding anniversary. I honestly can not believe that it’s already been 8 years! My husband and I went to dinner last night at Scott Conant’s new restaurant The Ponte to celebrate because the rest of the week is too hectic with some family and work obligations. It was absolutely amazing! If you’re ever in the LA area, you should definitely try it out.

During dinner, it was nice to just spend time chatting. I know everyone says this about their husbands and significant others, but I really believe that my husband is the perfect person for me. I won’t go into the sappy details about why I believe it but I just do. But what I do what to share with you are some lessons I’ve learned and realized in the past 8 years.

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Tips for a Family Friendly Vegas Vacation

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What comes to mind when you think of a weekend in Vegas? The words “family friendly” is probably NOT one of the first things that come to mind. But I was quite surprised by the amount of family friendly activities that are available behind the glitz and glamour of Sin City. Since A was born, we’ve been to Vegas three times and each time we go, we always end up having a great time (besides that one time when our car got stolen but that’s another story for another time.)

Traveling light is not in my vocabulary and when you have a baby or toddler in tow, you tend to take everything and the kitchen sink in case you need it. Vegas is about a 4-5 hour drive from Southern California and our daughter usually naps on the drive there so we tend to drive. We also like having our car in Vegas even though the traffic on the Strip is horrible at times because it gives us the flexibility to do things off the Strip.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The two hotels we have stayed at as a family are Aria and Vdara. Between the two, I personally like Vdara better because the rooms are bigger and because there’s no casino, so there’s no smoking. They also have a little kitchen or kitchenette, refrigerator, and stove in the rooms. You can request cookware if you want to cook your own food. Some of the rooms even have a washer and dryer! You can also request to have the rooms that face the Bellagio Fountains so you can watch them from your room late at night.

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