My Commitment to Allyship: A Non-Black Mother’s Reflection on Juneteenth

Note: this blog post has been adapted from a Facebook/Instagram post that I shared earlier this month. I’m going to preface this by saying: I’ve gone back and forth quite a bit on what I should share in light of the recent events highlighting police brutality and systemic oppression against the Black community in the… Read More My Commitment to Allyship: A Non-Black Mother’s Reflection on Juneteenth

My Shelter-in-Place Creative Sprint: How I’m Creatively Dealing with COVID-19

Ah, what an interesting time we live in today… With the current, constantly escalating situation with COVID-19, my little family and I (just like everyone else in the world) have felt the impact of the pandemic on our home life. Professionally, my employer decided to temporarily shutter all of our global offices. So I’ve been… Read More My Shelter-in-Place Creative Sprint: How I’m Creatively Dealing with COVID-19

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