As parents, we have enough stress without adding the pressures of having the “more advanced” child. I am sure we all have experienced going to a family event or onto social media, seeing another child and instantly start making comparisons. Personally, I feel like our family started creating these unrealistic expectations from the day we…… Continue reading Confessions of a FTM: 8 Times I Compared My Child to Yours
The time has come, and I have started my last season with West Covina High School Aquatics. I have announced it to the administration, students and alumni but it still seems unreal. I have found quality coaches to take over the program after I leave, in hope that the program can grow with the remodeling…… Continue reading Open Letter to the Future Head Coach
It has been almost two months since I gave birth to my daughter, Alani Reine Cuevas. Leading up to my due date, I read plenty of articles and watched videos to help myself prepare for the big day. Honestly, the information I found on my own was beneficial for me. I did not want to…… Continue reading 4 Pieces of Advice I Never Knew I Needed
I didn’t know it all, but I thought I knew enough. While I was pregnant, I knew multiple women who were also pregnant or had recently given birth. Over the course of my pregnancy, I had heard several stories of women’s pregnancy, labor and delivery. Although I refused to go to prenatal classes, I read…… Continue reading 3 Unspoken Truths of a First Time Mom
Like most of you probably do, I often think about where I am in life and where I would like to be. I often overthink this topic too. This entry is going to be a reflection of just that; a glimpse into my mind as I reestablish myself. It has been almost a year since…… Continue reading Growing with goal setting.
I started this blog with the intent of posting weekly, and it has been weeks since my last post. I have been terribly busy with work but as I got ready for bed, I felt a deep need to post tonight; even when I know I should be sleeping. Let me first start by saying,…… Continue reading Follow positive energy.
Don’t ask me to recall when I first started writing, because I wouldn’t be able to give you an answer. I can remember using writing as my outlet for a majority of my life. I find myself reading old blogs where I kept poetry, diary entries, and letters that I never had any intentions of…… Continue reading Allow yourself to be heard.