Mood of the day: teenage dream

After 5 minutes looking at a dress I have owned for 20 years but haven’t worn in a long time, I decided to take that old rag out for a walk. 20 years…I am lucky that back then I was not so much into tight fitting otherwise even 3 SPANX body shapers on top ofContinue reading “Mood of the day: teenage dream”

Fashion babbling: what to pack on vacation part 1

I described the challenge of packing a stylish vacation wardrobe with now 3 kids in tow. So I looked for some inspirations, this blog post by Ain’t no mom jeans is particularly useful. I also decided to curb my fashion schizophrenia by adopting only one look for the entire vacation: the 40s. The idea isContinue reading “Fashion babbling: what to pack on vacation part 1”

Summer vacation part 1: Pro-procrastination

I have been in denial for about 6 months but it is high time I face reality: we are really going to France in one week with the 3 kids, stopping in Paris, Corsica, Bergerac and Paris again. It is happening. 5 flights. 3 rental cars. 2 strollers. 2 trains. Why do people insist callingContinue reading “Summer vacation part 1: Pro-procrastination”

Being redlipstickmama

Craig Schwartz: There’s a tiny door in my office, Maxine. It’s a portal and it takes you inside John Malkovich. You see the world through John Malkovich’s eyes… and then after about 15 minutes, you’re spit out… into a ditch on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike. Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovitch (1999) SomeContinue reading “Being redlipstickmama”

Mood of the day: Grecian cabin girl

The last week end was the hottest of the year so far. And as a true Lao, with the burning sun and the humidity, I was right in my natural element…or NOT. Truth to be told, I do not know how to use chopsticks and I am a sweating mess when it is above 75Continue reading “Mood of the day: Grecian cabin girl”

Working mama: no milk, seriously?

Tuesday was a glimpse of what my life as a working mama would probably look like. The ‘yeah’ moments: – Feeling that my brain is wired enough to carry through projects that last longer than the time between two diaper changes or two naps. – Getting showered before 11am – Barricading myself in my bedroom/officeContinue reading “Working mama: no milk, seriously?”

Mood of the day: true blue

I woke up with a spleen. In fact, I have been waking up with a spleen for the last three days. Another good old shower could not wash away my gloominess so I wikipedia-ed ‘postpartum depression’. I finally self-diagnosed myself as not going through the big D. Note: It is stupid to self-diagnose when itContinue reading “Mood of the day: true blue”

Mood of the day: flowers

Spring has arrived. Finally. I do have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I am ecstatic about the fact that we will be able to unleash our children/puppies/vampires in our private patio so they can run around , break my plant containers or eat the sand until they pass out from exhaustion. TheContinue reading “Mood of the day: flowers”