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Fill your home with love #WeAreHomeMade

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#WeAreHomeMade

I’ve been told I don’t love my son enough because I work full-time. I’ve dealt with “Ano ba yan?!” kind of stares from strangers at restaurants when my then-toddler shouted at our table. I saw folks stare at my 6-year-old’s stained khaki pants during graduation. Even I was surprised — those black stains sure weren’t […] Read more…

Walking on Stars

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Walking on Stars

Slowly, I’m beginning to feel “normal” again. Normal in the sense that I get to be happy with different parts of my life. The funk I was in was really draining and disheartening. But now I can say I’m walking on stars again — moving towards something lovely, bigger and more promising, and happy while on that journey. Read more…

4 Rules to Bringing Work Home

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Bringing Work Home

There are times when I have to bring my work home. I’ve been trying to cut down on that, to spend more quality time with the family, and have been successful. Whew. I understand that there will be times that when you just have to bring home a bunch of papers to review or answer e-mail. I also acknowledge your desire to find that balance of family time when at home! So for those moments when you can’t help but bring work home home, here are some tips and techniques that have worked for me.
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Parenting in Progress

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Parenting in Progress

There are times when I wonder if I’m a good enough parent. I’m not around as much as I want to, and when I am around, I’m not always “present” present. Distractions still get the better of me, and I’m left at the end of the day kicking myself in the shins because it could have turned out better. Then after self-pity mode, I get myself together and embrace what’s there before me — there’s still time to do things better, time to make time. Read more…

Writing Again: A Way Back Home

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This Writer’s Life: Family inspiration all around me, my tea and my laptop. I missed writing. I missed the excitement of pitching topics, the thrill of being assigned topics I pitched for, the challenge of approaching topics unfamiliar to me. After LEAP, I began reassessing how I was nurturing myself. A typical day for me […] Read more…

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