During my second pregnancy, I heard from many moms about the ease of having a second child. The baby stuff is sooo much easier with your second. You’re a pro now, you got this! And in some ways, that was true. By the time we had our second, we were still preoccupied with safety and development, but are more patient, flexible and resilient. We don’t sweat the small stuff nearly as much, are smarter in choosing our battles, and tend to look at the bigger picture. But I’m not referring to parenting. … Read More Why Was the Second Baby Easier and Happier?
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey recently fired back at critics in a UFC video promoting her August 1 fight with Bethe Correia. Some see Rousey’s body huge and masculine. On the contrary, she sees every muscle on her body as having a meaningful purpose and not just simply something to be looked at.… Read More The Do-Everything Bitch
With my next triathlon quickly approaching, I am excited and ready, as ready as a working mom can be.… Read More Back on the Saddle: Training for My Next Triathlon, After Two Years and Two Kids
My father, the explorer of all things web, recently shared a TED talk from long-distance swimmer Diane Nyad. At the prime age of 62, Nyad embarked on a 103-mile swim, from Havana to the Florida coast. Her extreme expedition entailed gearing up with arduous 24-hour practice swims, fending off dehydration and hyperthermia, succumbing to the… Read More Living An Extreme Dream
The Hubs and I finally had our religious ceremony, surrounded by our closest family members, and our toddler. Late Friday night, in sub-zero temperatures, we exchanged vows and rings, and celebrated our religious union with champagne, music, Peruvian food and cake. Days away from celebrating our five-year (civil) wedding anniversary, why we chose… Read More We Did It! We Got Married, Again
I’m absolutely in love with Jelly Bean, the newest member of the Sueño clan. Can you tell? My nephew is as cute as his nickname. He reminds me so much of my own daughter–minus the drama–and my sister too (minus the drama too). This week, sis parted from her beloved baby so that she and her husband… Read More Welcoming My Nephew and Contemplating a Second Baby
The Hubby and I decided recently to have our marriage blessed by the Catholic Church. Dating since college, we had planned on getting married eventually but certain factors complicated the matter….like Mother Nature. A surprise pregnancy, more exactly. Given our time limitations, we decided to get married in city hall, surrounded by our closest friends and family,… Read More Planning our “Second” Wedding: Why Validate Our Marriage in the Church?
A few weeks ago, I was awaken by a sharp pain by my ribcage and in the back. Thinking it was just heartburn, I took some antacids and tried to go back to sleep. But I couldn’t. In the morning, I spoke with my father, who was clearly concerned by the pain I described–a pain… Read More Gallstones, Risk Factors and Putting My Health First
I am not one to believe in the power of prayer or in miracles. By aronki using the Creative Common license I had a very Roman Catholic upbringing that included going to Catholic school, celebrating all the Catholic holidays and performing all the Catholic sacraments. Some 15 years ago, Catholic school ended and so did my Catholic… Read More A Happy End to a New Year
I’ve spent the last month submerging myself in work and several side projects. Though I have felt an immense sense of satisfaction investing time and energy on matters that personally matter to me, I’m also ashamed to admit I have grown increasingly fearful–not of personal successes or failures–but scared that all this work takes me… Read More Feeling Guilt-Free in a Work-Life Balance