Trapped by Fixation

I found myself focusing on nothing else. I was a problem solver. I did things right. I was known for striving for perfection. Yet, I couldn’t win at this. I could not for the life of me win at (new) motherhood. I just didn’t know what to do. I didn’t understand what I had to … Continue reading Trapped by Fixation

A Bittersweet Ending

I’m not afraid to admit it. I hated breastfeeding. I wasn’t into it, and I did it because I wanted what was best for my son. Again and again, I was told, "Breast is Best!" We were never good at it. My son starved the first three days of his life because he couldn’t latch, … Continue reading A Bittersweet Ending

Still Salty

It was a before dinner kind of thing. The wait for the restaurant was long so we decided to grab a little pre-grub so that we could sit comfortably with our son.  He needed some distractions to pass the time.  I picked up my son, threw on his backpack and held my purse. I made … Continue reading Still Salty

A Mommy Story: PPD & Self-Esteem

This week,  in A Mommy Story, we learn about Sunny. Sunny suffered from Postpartum Depression, which impacted her weight and self-esteem. Learn more about her story.  After what felt like an eternity, I FINALLY got the disc from our photographer with our family photos on it. We’ve never taken photos together as a family, so … Continue reading A Mommy Story: PPD & Self-Esteem

My Experience as a Poshmark Ambassador 

Earlier this month, Poshmark rolled out the Poshmark Ambassador status to replace the Suggested User program.  To find out more about the new program, click  here. As a Suggested User, I was grandfathered into Ambassador Status. My own closet was on vacation, but I started to read and hear immediate concerns about the change when … Continue reading My Experience as a Poshmark Ambassador 

The Meat Market

For the last 7 years, I actually enjoyed working out. I started out running - my motto was “5k everyday!”.  Once I got bored of it, I moved onto boxing and Muay Thai. I loved it.  I found it challenging and fun. I was healthy and had a great hobby.  Even then, I was self … Continue reading The Meat Market

The Posh Spotlight: mikimakes

It’s time for another Posh Spotlight, where I feature users of the shopping app, Poshmark. Each user will be sharing their strategies and success.  I'm Kasey aka Mikimakes. My Japanese middle name is Miki (pronounced meekey).  I love making all sorts of things, like macrame planters, diaper cakes, cute outfits, woven wall art, etc. That … Continue reading The Posh Spotlight: mikimakes

Travel Diaries: Vacation from Parenting

The idea of it was at first foreign - leave my child to go on a separate trip?! Who does this? Why? I can’t leave him! Will he be ok? It was hard to imagine being away from our son for more than 10 hours. That’s the most we’ve been away as working parents. Just … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Vacation from Parenting

Mommy Story: Losing Miu

Losing a child is never easy. In this post from the Mommy Series, Mayumi talks openly about the loss of her infant daughter, Miu.   When I found out that I was having triplets, I was ecstatic to hear that one was a girl. I could not wait to have her. From the moment I … Continue reading Mommy Story: Losing Miu

Unfiltered Words

It felt like my old insecurities were coming back. I had pushed them so far from the surface that I believed they were gone.  The words meant no harm. They weren’t directed at me. But, when your own child is being discussed, then it’s as if the attack was made on you.  The discussion was … Continue reading Unfiltered Words