Part 1: Bringing In Baby – The Body

I had always grown up thinking that my life would progress in the natural way: flirting, dating, marriage, kids. There was no reason to believe any different until I got to be 40 and took stock

The Little Things

Getting a household of seven kids downstairs for breakfast was no small feat. But, one day when we got to the table, there were these small, neat mounds of pills at each of our seats.

Gently We Go

In hindsight, I’m thankful for last week’s snowstorm. It was as if the universe decided to pin me down like a wrestler until I recognized that I was a little tuckered out after the holidays.

Whaddup 2018?

Hello and Happy New Year, Everyone! If you’re a New Englander, you’re probably getting ready for tomorrow’s big snowstorm. I’m doing all the necessary things such as rescheduling my day for the inevitable school cancellation and stocking the fridge, but, in a way, my head is not in 2018 yet.

Santa Mama

In the 3+ years that we’ve lived in our apartment, I haven’t hung one family picture, but I can break out the icicle lights and the garland in an evening flat. I can’t take care of a house plant, but I can look after a full-grown Christmas tree in my living room for a month or so.

People Get Ready

People Get Ready

It’s the beginning of December and before we fully jump into the fray of holiday insanity, I thought I’d take a moment to walk through a couple of ways you can take care of yourself throughout the month.

Old Habits, New Habits

Old Habits, New Habits

Holidays like Thanksgiving stir up warm feelings around food and I’m lucky to be in a family that knows how to throw down at holidays. But, over the last year or so, I’ve had some pretty heavy taps on the shoulder, signaling that my body can no longer deal with my...

A Thanksgiving Tale

A Thanksgiving Tale

As I mentioned in my bio, my parents were anxiously waiting for me to marry a nice Korean boy so that I could get cracking on the whole “continuing-the-legacy” thing.

Ode to Hot Yoga

Ode to Hot Yoga

Winter is coming and the toasty embrace of the studio beckons.
The outside chill evaporates before my mat hits the ground.
My sticky-bottomed towel has lost its grip but that’s okay,
Emerging sweat will help it hold me steady like mother’s hands.

Fall-ing In Love Again

Fall-ing In Love Again

Up until this summer, my 3-year-old daughter, Madeleine, was very happy to alternate between cruising around in a stroller and being carried by yours truly. So, when my husband, Christophe, suggested that it was time to take her for her first hike in late September, I...

Ain’t That a Crick in the Neck

Ain’t That a Crick in the Neck

As I lay on the table, face nestled firmly in the face rest, I thought about what I had just been shown: my shoulders and arms were pulled forward as if I were being dragged.

Welcome to The Chirpy Bird

Welcome to The Chirpy Bird

Are you looking for a shared laugh? A happy thought? A constructive use for a rolling pin other than baking? Then welcome to The Chirpy Bird, a space where I’d like to share my thoughts about wellness, happiness, and blissing out.