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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 stuff happening in the Middle East; makes me sad, really). I am a 30-something stay-at-home mom based in San Jose, CA and I used to work as a Customer Service and Language Trainer.

I was forced to get out of the labor force 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 3-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 blogging, most of my time is spent taking care of my son. I also lead worship at our church so my weekends are devoted to worship rehearsals, fellowships and services.


Brands/PR Professionals: If you’re interested in a partnership with me, you may find more details in my Media Page.

Readers: If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, you may send me an email at alice@bayareamommy.net. Thanks!