My name is Alice. I also go by the name Isis, which is my nickname,
but I prefer to be called Isis since it sounds friendlier to me (this is not the case anymore because “Isis” is now associated to violent and other negative/horrible things; makes me sad, really).
I am a 30-something mom based in San Jose, CA and I used to work as a Customer Service and Language Trainer in the Philippines. I was forced to get out of the labor force in 2010 when I was 2 months pregnant because of some complications that made it difficult for me to focus on my tasks.
My son was born via emergency c-section a few weeks earlier than expected because of pre-eclampsia. I had 2 seizures that day and my blood pressure shot up to 200+. I thought I was going to die then. And I was ready. I remember saying a prayer while everyone was panicking at the hospital. I told God that if my last purpose in life was to give birth to my son, I’m okay with it. I just prayed that He take care of and guide my husband as he raises our son and that He give comfort to my mom who’s on the other side of the planet.
But, yes, I’m still alive. And my son is now a very active 4-year old boy.
I decided to start this blog in 2011 so I can share my experiences as a new mother and my thoughts on various products that I use for myself and my family. I understand that moms don’t necessarily have the same experiences but I’m hoping that as I share my adventures as an imperfect mom, someone out there will feel good knowing that they’re not alone in their imperfection.
Aside from being a mom and a blogger, I also lead worship at our church (so my weekends are devoted to worship rehearsals and services).
UPDATE (9/9/2015): I was just recently hired by our county’s Office of Education for a job I really wanted. Yay! This means I am no longer a stay-at-home mom — which is both sad and exciting at the same time. Sad because I won’t be spending as much time with my son anymore. And exciting because this will be a steady stream of income for my family and I’ll be doing something I know I excel in. Regardless, I will continue to post on this blog about stuff that we can all benefit from!
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