A 4-chamber baby heart

  Last month, I wrote about my reaction to finding out I was pregnant here. I’m still having my moments of questioning the timing, worrying about how my relationship with Carlos is going to change with a baby, where we’re going to fit a crib, and asking God, “WHY ME?!” when heartburn is keeping me awake…

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving 2012. I had returned from my 10-month stint in Ireland just a few weeks before and a few days after that, my mom had surgery for breast cancer. Because she was still recovering on Thanksgiving day, this meant that my sisters and I took charge of the meal while my mom “politely” shouted instructions…

Writing a Memoir: An Update

About a year ago, I started writing my book. Although my word count is getting pretty high, I recently had to admit to myself that the book is lacking in organization and that might be what’s caused the writer’s block as of late. Sure, I made a general outline last year before I started writing, but I’ve…