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Do you sometimes feel like the family historian?It me. I find it so fascinating that we now have so much technology at our disposal to personally record and document our lives and our children’s lives. These days your entire family history can live on your phone: a recording device you carry around with you that’s […]

Motherhood, Parenting

June 7, 2021

My Top Three Childhood History Albums & Journals | California Natural Light Motherhood Photography

Natural Light Family Photography | Tiffany Chi Photography

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I’ve been posting a lot of information from Jenny Wang’s page @asiansformentalhealth.  Jenny has a wealth of knowledge about how and where to start healing from racial trauma and also spreads awareness about the often invisible AAPI experience.  She’s amazing, and I highly recommend following her!  I recommend watching her video discussing how Asian Americans […]

About Me, Awareness, Parenting, Stop Asian Hate

March 23, 2021

Talking to our Asian American children about Race

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The room was dark, save for the slivers of light from the hallway peeking underneath the heavy curtain.  I heard mouse clicks and the clacking of keyboards in-between the hum of the air conditioner and the sound of my shaky breath.  But otherwise, just silence, and the reverberating of sound from the monitor.  A heartbeat.  […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

February 28, 2021

The Healing of Mothering

Tiffany Chi Photography
Natural Light Family Photography | Tiffany Chi Photography

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I have been battling a serious hair loss sitch the last couple of years. No one told me that after you have children you start to bald. Day after day the dark strands I’ve known all my life slowly transition to silver, and fall to the ground, much to my vacuum’s chagrin. The bags under […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

February 7, 2021

What they don’t tell you …

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In a matter of months, you will be starting first grade. What will you wear on your official first day of school? Will it be your favorite pink dress — the one with the stars that used to be sparkle in the sunlight but have since dulled and scattered its shine amongst the floorboards and […]

About Me, Parenting

February 4, 2021

An Open Letter to my First Grader

Natural Light Family Photography | Tiffany Chi Photography
Mommy and Me Photography Session

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The other day, Aimee choked back tears as she confessed to me, “Maman, you and papa spend so much time taking care of Ellias. You don’t take care of me anymore.” My heart split in two to see her in pain: to hear her doubt my love, but I knew that she needed my reassurance […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

January 25, 2021

Mommy and Me

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Oh friends… Today was a hard one. I try to keep my head above water but some days, like today, I just feel like I never breach the surface. Today, I am a stone sinking in an endless pool of leaky sippy cups and tears. We are on day one million (not an exaggeration) of […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

October 7, 2020

Hey Mama, Real Talk …

Mommy and Me Baby Photoshoot on the Beach
Baby Rememberance Photoshoot | Tiffany Chi Photography

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. One in 4 Women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy. One in 160 pregnancies will end in stillbirth. Pregnancy and infant loss has long been stigmatized and shrouded in shame. Yet, thousands of mothers and parents suffer silently, feeling forsaken and alone in their […]

Awareness, Motherhood, Parenting

October 6, 2020

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

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So much of motherhood in daily life is made up of so many small, imperceptible nothings. The tears that are wiped away from an exhausted meltdown, the bruises that appear and disappear as our children explore their world, the time spent shushing the baby to sleep, the cleaning and re-cleaning of toys and books and […]

Motherhood, Parenting

September 25, 2020

Building a Childhood

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Baby Holds Lemon with Mother

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“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Melody Beattie Some days it’s easy to fixate on the things that we may lack: disappointments mount, frustration builds, expectations go unmet, and our hearts are restless for reassurance that never seems to come. Comparison is a thief that robs us of the joy of our present, […]

Motherhood, Parenting

August 14, 2020

Choosing Gratitude