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. 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. View Post

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Why I’ll Get The Flu Shot This Year

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

Despite being a teacher for 14 years, I only got the flu shot once. The one time that I did get the flu shot, I got really sick so I vowed to never get it again. Surprisingly, I didn’t get the flu while teaching because I practiced good hygiene and disinfected everything but I think I was pretty lucky.Why You should get the flu shot 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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Ju-Ju-Be x Tokidoki Sea Punk Sneak Peek & Comparisons

On June 2, Ju Ju Be announced the release of their newest Tokidoki collaboration called Sea Punk! This print may look familiar because it features some beloved Tokidoki characters from their popular Sea Amo print. Sea Punk features mermaids, mermicorns, and sea creatures set on a bright navy blue background with a hot pink and white striped interior. It’s such a colorful print that’s sure to be a hit this summer! Here’s a closer look at the bag plus some comparison pictures with other Ju Ju Be prints in my collection.

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Four Ways to Find Joy in the Millennial Age

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

We’ve heard that quote numerous times yet we continue to compare ourselves to others. Why is that?

For me, when I compare my life to someone else’s life, it’s because I think they have it better than me or they have something that I want. Due to social media (Facebook & Instagram), I find myself comparing myself to others more often. Sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on something because I saw it on Instagram! It leads to greater dissatisfaction in my own life even though my life is pretty good. It’s better than just good, it’s amazing. I don’t say it’s amazing because everything is perfect but I know that I am very blessed. But I need to remind myself of this daily and look at what I do have instead of what I don’t have. So what’s a girl to do in order to have joy in her life? Here’s what helps me. View Post

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