In the last week of August, we took a much needed beach vacation with the family. With a packed minivan of beach towels, toys, chairs, we departed for our rental in Bethany Beach, DE. The boy cousins bonded. From playing at the boardwalk arcade to sharing ice cones, they were unsurprisingly inseparable. My eldest bunked with her… Read More Beach Week 2016
All you wanted for your family was for us to be happy. And to stick together. As a little girl, after a fight with one of my siblings over who had the tv remote, who cut the Barbie’s hair, who stole the toy in the cereal box , you would remind me that family comes first.… Read More Mamá
I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. Numb from the rib cage down, a curtain drawn over my midsection, and feeling a fair amount of painless prodding, I found myself listening hard for your cry.… Read More Like It Was Yesterday
The last leg of my 100 fly was grueling. Just as I finished 75 meters, I felt a sudden pressure tightening my leg and shoulder muscles, choking my breathing. And ultimately robbing my confidence as I watched swimmers pass me and my lead disappear. This was a pain I had never felt before.… Read More Step Up. Take Your Mark. Beep.
It’s that time again this year. We are back to chauffeuring children to school activities, volunteering at school functions, and making sure homework packets are completed. We are also back to reflecting where the summer went. Though sending my kids off to their first days of school induces a fit of crying, I am also… Read More Back to School
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
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