Wordless Wednesday: When Kids Make Healthy Choices

When Kids Make Healthy Food Choices - Don't Mess with Mama.com

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Wordless Wednesday: Jedi Training

Jedi Training Sword

My oldest boys went to a Star Wars-themed birthday party last weekend. Little did we know it was time for Jedi training with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Every kid had a chance to duke it out with Darth – nice alternative to beating the hell out of a pinata. I did feel sorry for […]

Not So Wordless Wednesday: My Food Heaven

H-Mart - Asian and Gluten-Free Foods supermarket

Never in a million years did I ever expect to be able to find a gallon-size container of spicy kim chee along with a bag of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour in the same supermarket. It’s like I’ve died and gone to heaven where my two favorite genre of foods have come together. But no, it’s actually […]

Wordless Wednesday: Elf on the Shelf Newbies

elf on the shelf

This is the first year we’ve done Elf on the Shelf. I admit that before we started, I thought all my friends who were getting way into it were a little nuts. It’s just a doll, I thought. But now I get it. We’ve been putting Elfy (that’s what the kids named their elf – […]

Low-Key Kids Birthday Party

wordless wednesday birthday

It’s hard to believe my oldest son is now 8 years old. Gone are the days of me planning big parties where I invite all my friends and their kids to my son’s birthday. This year, my son wanted to just invite his closest friends from school. I put a cap on just 8 friends, […]

Wordless Wednesday: A Rare Moment – All My Kids Smiling at the Camera

rare smiles

A rare moment when all three boys are looking at the camera and have somewhat of a smile on their faces. I love that my two older boys have the same smirk and squinty Chinese eyes. I’m a lucky mother to have such sweet (most of the time anyway) and handsome boys.

Wordless Wednesday: Cloth Diapers – Better Late Than Never

cloth diaper

I’ve been wanting to try cloth diapers since this guy was born, but with two others kids and work it’s just been hard for me to commit. Thanks Mama gave me a Thirsties Duo All-in-One cloth diaper to test out, and I loved it! So easy to use (no inserts or anything). I used it like a […]

Wordless Wednesday: Goodbye Kids Plates, Hello White Dishes

plastic kids dishes

I recently made a trip to IKEA and stocked up on white dishes. I wanted to replace our old multi-colored plastic kids dishes with all white dishes. My older kids are 5 and 7 years old and should be perfectly fine using regular dishes now. They do it at school and have no problem. So […]

Wordless Wednesday: Meet Our New Pet


The last week has been a complete whirlwind. My husband had to go in for an back surgery unexpectedly due to a fragmented disc in his spine. It was crazy, busy, humbling, and nerve-wracking. The happiest moment was when I saw him right after surgery. He’s doing much better and recovering at home for the […]

Wordless Wednesday: Finally Over the Haircut Anxiety

peeping tom

This photo is a great reminder to me of that old parenthood saying, “This too shall pass.” I’ve used it as a mantra to get me through the challenges of everything from colic to tantrums to potty training. And now it’s coming full circle to haircuts too. Just two years ago my middle son (who’s […]

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