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Productivity For Moms: How I Approach My Goals

Productivity is important to me. Like everyone else, there’s so much I HAVE to do in a day and so much I WANT to do in a day. Nearly a year ago I set some big goals for myself. But since having my 10-month-old I constantly find myself wondering: how can I stay productive as a …

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Travel Uncategorized

Curacao Chaos, Part 2

FYI: this post will make a little more sense if you read part one about our trip to Curacao first! As if getting robbed at gunpoint wasn’t enough, the stress of our summer adventure had only begun. The day following the incident was filled with multiple re-tellings of the story to policemen, investigators, insurance agents and …

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Travel

Cornered in Curacao

It was a hot Friday evening in Curacao. I remember looking down at my hands. I moved every finger individually, felt every muscle and bone surge with life. My breath radiated through me, sparking every limb toward action. Every thought that passed through my mind washed over me like a wave, enveloping me; pulsing through …

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Lifestyle

Motherhood: A Life Update

Hi friends! It feels like it’s been forever since I posted an update here, but today I’m in the mood to talk about motherhood. These days I barely have time to check off all my to-do items in a given day, let alone time to write. But baby is napping, and I’ve learned that when …

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Lifestyle

Birth Story: Lilah Mei-Li Chiu

Hi friends! It’s finally time to share Lilah’s birth story with the world…before she was born I loved reading birth stories and now I finally have my own to share!  In the weeks leading up to Lilah’s birth I’d been (understandably) freaked out by the prospect of labor. People kept telling me to resist the …

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Lifestyle

25 Things I’m Prioritizing in my 25th Year

I’m officially 25! I can’t believe that I’ve made it to this insane milestone…it seems like just yesterday that I was swooning over teenage crushes, trying to figure out my career goals and daydreaming about what it would be like to be a grown up someday. But now I’ve got a firm foothold in my …

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Lifestyle

Third Trimester Update

The weeks have flown by and I’m deep into my third trimester at this point. It’s finally hitting me that baby will be here NEXT MONTH! It’s overwhelming, exciting and surreal all at the same time. Here’s the lowdown on the third trimester of my first pregnancy…

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Miscellaneous

[r/writingprompts]: The Shrine

I recently discovered r/writingprompts, which is basically a collection of writing prompts that anyone can respond to however they please. It’s an awesome exercise in creativity, and although I’m no professional writer, I had a lot of fun spinning up this tale.  The following is my response to this prompt: Temples are built for gods. Knowing …

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