Entries from June 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014

Tuesday
Jun102014

SUMMER ADVENTURE 2014

The school year is coming to an end next week and the boys and I will be embarking on a 5-week summer adventure in the States. We have not been back to the States for 1.5 years so we are excited to see all our family and friends (and eat some good burgers). We will be flying through four airports, taking a road-trip through California, and heading back to the Pacific Northwest. If you have any recommendations for good restaurants, bakeries, shops, and or fun spots for the boys in LA, SF/Bay Area, and/or PDX, please let me know! I will sharing our adventure here on the blog and daily over on Instagram and Pippit (@sallyjshim).  

Wednesday
Jun042014

FAVORITE MOTHERHOOD TIPS FOR CLEMENTINE DAILY

I remember when I was pregnant for the first time I really appreciated the advice given to me by other mothers. One of my favorite "words of wisdom" came from a fellow graduate student researcher who was the mother of two and grandmother of one. She told me that there are highs and lows as a parent, but to always remember that you will never have that moment back in time. So if it is something to be happy about, allow yourself to relish in the joy of the moment. And conversely, if it is a completely stressful situation, step back and remind yourself you will never have that moment again. I have to say that her words have stuck with me the past 11 years of motherhood (has it really been 11 years!!). So that one time when J was 4 years old and starting to gag while j (who had a strong gag reflex) proceeded to throw up because he saw his big brother almost throw up...well, let's just say, I ended up laughing at an otherwise not-so-pleasant situation. 

My friends over at Clementine Daily (one of my favorite spots on the internet) asked me and fellow creative mamas to share some motherhood tips with their readers. I loved reading what other mamas had to share and I hope you do as well. You can read Clementine Daily's "More Of Our Favorite Motherhood Tips" here. And a big thanks to Shayla Lafreniere for the wonderful illustration of me and my boys.