• MISC

    No words…

    After what happened yesterday at our Nation’s Capitol I am just SAD. I am sad for the division in our country, the blatant disparity in the way we treat certain groups, and the absolute hate that is spreading in our Country. Charlotte asked me what happened yesterday (bc the news has been on nonstop) and it made me sad that I had to even explain it. I obviously have her a simple version bc she is five, but I had such a heavy heart during our conversation. I suspect that I will still have this heavy heart the remainder of this week and we work through and process what happened.…

  • Blog News

    2021 Resolutions

    I don’t know about you, but I love the fresh start feeling of the new year. I realize you can start a “new year” or resolutions at any other time, but it’s after the holidays + Korean New Year + I’m coming out of a long holiday break… the stars all align to making me feel like starting the year with a new start and perspective. This year I only have two very simple resolutions… ME ME MEAn influencer on instagram posted this and I completely agree. This has been such a draining year for everyone. Having two small children + zoom Kindergarten + working full-time + the stress/anxiety of…

  • Blog News,  Family

    Covid + 2020

    Oh Lord, this has been a YEAR. I have been incredibly absent from this blog space because…life has been hard. Mike and I work full-time and we live in a small space, our girls have been in and out of school (Covid-19), Charlotte started Kindergarten online, and we are trying super hard not to be around people or go outside. sigh. I would say around mid-March to mid-May I was at my breaking point of stress, anxiety and fear over covid. Over the summer it felt like we could all breathe a little and go to parks for the kids to run around. But now, with all the surging cases…

  • MISC

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Hello friends! This has been a wild year (to say the least). As hard as it has been, I’m so grateful for my family, our health, our jobs and our home. The past 9 months or so has taught me what is really important in this life and I’m so freaking grateful. I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday break and you get some much deserved time off from work and the stress that can come Covid 19.

  • Kids

    Pandemic Parenting: Toy Guide

    It’s been a while since I came on here. The Pandemic is kicking my ass and I feel like survival is the only thing I’ve been doing since March. Can you believe it’s almost OCTOBER already too?? I feel like I blinked and four months went by. Sigh. Anyway, I thought I would share some fun things that have kept my girls really happy and busy these few months that we’ve been indoors. If you’re about to pull your hair out, maybe some of these items below will help! (affiliate links below) Intex Rainbow Cloud Pool: the girls LOVE splashing around when it’s hot (and we are having some heat…

  • Food + Drinks

    Dalgona Coffee

    Have you tried the new Dalgona Coffee trend?? Dalgona Coffee is the new internet/tiktok sensation coffee drink. You use equal parts instant black coffee, sugar, and hot water (2tbsp recommended). Then you whisk until it’s SUPER thick like whipped cream. You can pour the dalgona coffee mix over your choice of milk (Oat Milk has been a popular choice). Here is what it is supposed to look like below, along with a recipe from AZCenteral. Some other cool idea spin offs from the Dalgona Coffee are the Matcha Dalgona Latte and the Thai Tea Dalgona Coffee! Here are the recipes below~ If you’re going stir crazy at home just like…

  • Holidays,  Kids

    Easter Crafts for Kids

    Well…in true Esther fashion this post is LATE, LATE LATE. This last Easter was strange since we were still under quarantine and could not see any of our friends and family. No big Easter Egg hunt, no Easter Sunday Service, Easter Family Dinner, No Easter Bunny Photos (srsly so devastated)…nothing. Sugar Cookies to hand out to our neighbors. Um…these came out TERRIBLY. I do not know to cook or bake. I tried a cookie AFTER we handed them all out and they were ROCK HARD. Like I legit couldn’t even bite into it. *eye roll* We mailed out these little bunnies and Charlotte was SOOO excited and happy to pick…

  • Holidays

    Palm Sunday Activities for Kids

    As we’re all quarantined at home, I was thinking about the best way to teach my girls about Palm Sunday. I found a few youtube children’s videos that are a fun way to explain the spcieal story, and a few crafts to reinforce the story on pinterest. Just in case you’re interested in doing the same, here are some resources I found! xo Happy Palm Sunday Friends! YouTube Video Suggestions: Here are a few fun crafts to help reinforce Palm Sunday and what is to come this week: Hosana Wave Branchers Palm Sunday Word Search Palm Sunday Coloring Pages Holy Week Timeline

  • Family

    Safer at Home Quarantine

    Is anyone else going completely nutso during this “safer at home” order? I am normally a home body, I LOVE my family, and I have always wanted to work from home full-time. What is NOT to love right now, right? WRONG. Turns out…I need AMPLE amounts of alone time. I didn’t realize it but I do. I need time to listen to podcast, be grumpy in the car from lack of sleep/long day, I need time to THINK, and…overall…I need time to zone the fuck out if I want to. But being home in a small two bed/two bath just does not allow for it. AND I normally enjoy doing…

  • Events/Parties,  Family

    100 Days Celebration

    Last August we celebrated Dylan’s 100-days. I could not believe time had flown by so quickly. The first two months were a total blur b/c I wasn’t sleeping. The third month I felt like I was finally getting the hang of a newborn again. By the time Dylan’s 100-days came around I just was just starting to feel human. For Charlotte I was intent on making everything from scratch and making it as traditional as possible. For Dylan, I literally threw money at the party/event and hoped I could get one photo that made me look skinny (we did not). Looking back now, I can’t even believe I put this…