Vlogmas 2017 – Documenting Our Daily Lives for 26 Days

Daily video blogging has become a lucrative career for some online influencers. It is a way to get more views to a channel and more opportunities to promote sponsored products. Have you heard about Ryan ToysReview, the 6 year old who makes 11 million a year just playing with his toys on YouTube? My son […]

Postpartum – 4 Week Old Twins and Favorite Postpartum Products

Much has happened since my last pregnancy update post. By now, any readers from Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube know that I’ve already delivered the twins at 34 weeks. They spent 8 days in NICU and have been home since. You can check out this Youtube video about the birth. Here’s a summary of what the […]

Eating – The Star by Little Star Pizza now available from DoorDash

Busy Silicon Valley moms probably share the same struggle of mustering up energy to cook at the end of a work day. For us, this tends to be Fridays. It’s one thing to scrounge together the same meal each dinner and pack it for lunch the next day during a work week. But when the […]

Pregnant – 32 Weeks with Twins Update

To summarize the last several weeks, I’d say heavy, Halloween, and haircut accurately sums it up. Sweater weather is upon us and I can finally use the two maternity sweaters and fleece lined leggings I was hoping to wear for a few weeks before delivery. The bump has gotten ridiculously dense and bigger by the […]

Parenting – Halloween 2017

I can’t believe this is the third Halloween season we’re enjoying with our little one. Here’s a recap of our family and kid’s costumes over the last two years and a reveal of this year’s costumes. Phil likes to surprise Colin with his costume and the first impression usually doesn’t go well. We actually caught […]

Pregnant – Managing Gestational Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with World Diabetes Awareness Day on Nov 14. Having just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I thought I would detail how I’m managing the diagnosis. The following is not meant to be taken as medical advice, just a retelling of my own experience. GESTATIONAL DIABETES I didn’t get this […]

Pregnant – Tea for Two Themed Baby Shower

Over the weekend, we celebrated our baby shower with friends and family. Between Colin’s baby shower, his first birthday, and the twin’s baby shower, we are constantly amazed and grateful at how much support we get from our loved ones. And by extension, the babies’ loved ones. Here are a few details of the Tea […]

Eating – Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

As a self proclaimed hot sauce super fan – yes it’s a thing – I’ve tried may sauces from various countries and spice levels. When Gringo Bandito sent samples of their Red, Green, and Super Hot sauces to try, I was pretty excited. While the brand is available at many major retailers, I found that […]

Real Good Fish – Community Supported Fishery

Our family doesn’t eat seafood often mainly because I don’t know how to cook fish that well. But calamari, THAT I can do! Thanks to a local business, Real Good Fish, we were able to try sustainable calamari last week. Real Good Fish makes weekly deliveries of seafood from 25 different fisherman who catch from […]

Easy Recipes Inspired by The BFG Movie

Disney’s The BFG directed by Steven Spielberg, adapted from famous chidren’s author Roald Dahl, just opened this weekend and is playing in theatres now. The story is about a young orphan named Sophie who dares to stay awake at the witching hour and she meets The BFG (Big Friendly Giant). He takes her to Giant […]