Duchess-inspired workout

The more I follow British royalty news, the more headlong I fall into avidly devouring any news items about the “senior royals”. Unfortunately, my thought processes do support the lopsided and anti-feminist articles that report on what the duchesses are wearing and their physiques, fixated on their appearances rather as much or more than the…

Surviving the first month post-partum – Dining

I am working on a complementary blog post regarding the month of eating approaching nutritous post-partum foods in addition to what I stockpiled. But could you imagine me and NPY not going out for a whole month! Hah! Hugo’s Tacos & Churros Upon recommendation NPY found on the Internet from some pediatrician, we’d endeavour to…

Lil Sis’ 2019 Whirlwind trip to Vancouver

Lil Sis and BIL have been coming to Vancouver every year for several years now. She visits me in Vancouver and then they are off towards Interior BC to visit his family. It was just the most gleeful news to learn BIL has family here. They may have been visiting annually in the summer since…

Hitting the gym at 6 weeks PP

This is not revolutionary for anyone except for me. For years and years I knew I’m missing strength training from my life in general (particularly as I get older) and when I was a runner, I would have benefited with resistence training alongside the intense cardio. As time drew closer to when I would go…

Next-level conscientious (I)

I’ve been working on this post for quite a while and life my lifehacks (Part 1) post, there really is no end to it. So at some point, I will cut off this list and just post and here is a guarantee there will be a follow-up post. This post itself is following up on…

On pushing, shopping and new phase of life

So we’ve got this really fresh nine-day-old baby around and life is … good! Better than I expected but it’s the shiny honeymoon phase where NPY is off and while we struggle a little with the new schedule and kiddo’s adjustment to things, NPY is around and off work. In another week, he’s back at…

Conscientious cooking (I)

In the past few months, I have been Conscientious Cooking and Post-Partum Prepping. It’s been a ride and not over yet. In between it all, I’m still making our favourite staples with meat (and post-partum recipes are not vegetarian/vegan), including: steamed egg and pork patty, mapo tofu, braised fuzzy melon with pork, egg salads, etc….

The second name

On Victoria Day weekend, we spent the holiday Monday at BC Children’s Hospital – kiddo is okay, a walk-in doc was super-cautious and sent us to ER to rule out appendicitis and we ended up with a cold diagnosis. That is where we pretty much decided on the name for #2 after laying the topic…