Bright Spots: Discovering the Ocean

This past Saturday, Reggie and I took Micah on a day trip to Monterey and Carmel. Reggie had a beachside engagement shoot scheduled with a couple of clients that evening, so he asked if Micah and I wanted to spend some time together on the beach while he worked.

I happily obliged: I can never pass up an opportunity to walk barefoot in the sand.… Read More Bright Spots: Discovering the Ocean

On the Anxiety of Leaving My Kid for the First Time (and How Much I’ve Grown Since Then)

All right, I did it. I not only survived my first week back at work post-maternity leave but I also somehow managed to get through the days without a single tear. True, it was a short week: I purposely asked that my return date be a Thursday to ensure as easy of a transition as… Read More On the Anxiety of Leaving My Kid for the First Time (and How Much I’ve Grown Since Then)

Returning to Work, or Why I Had an Impromptu Cry Fest in the Middle of My Kitchen

It’s here. After almost five and a half months of maternity leave, I’m finally returning to work. I knew that this day was going to be filled with a bunch of emotions — but, despite everyone’s warnings, I couldn’t have anticipated how intensely those emotions would hit me. Honestly, there’s a part of me that’s… Read More Returning to Work, or Why I Had an Impromptu Cry Fest in the Middle of My Kitchen

On the Anxiety of Venturing Out into the World with a Newborn

My son Tadashi* is officially two months old today, but I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve left the house with him (not including doctor’s appointments and visits with lactation consultants). I can blame my reluctance to venture into the outside world with him on a few tangible things: His current… Read More On the Anxiety of Venturing Out into the World with a Newborn