The Lily Cafe Digest, No. 1

I've been wanting to do a newsletter for the past year, but I've wanted to neither list my address nor rent a P.O. Box, so here I am, creating The Lily Cafe Digest for all of my lovely readers! This year, I'm doing a 6+1 blogging schedule of 6 weeks blogging followed by a one … Continue reading The Lily Cafe Digest, No. 1

Brief Break, or How I’m Attempting to Avoid Blogging Burnout

Last year I gave myself the insane task of post 5 days a week while raising two toddlers. Needless to say, I was exhausted halfway through the year and decreased my posting frequency. This year, I'm trying out a new method: 6 weeks of posting followed by 1 week of break. Well, I've accomplished my … Continue reading Brief Break, or How I’m Attempting to Avoid Blogging Burnout

I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom and I Sit and Eat Chocolate More Often Than You Think

It's true, and I blame my daughter. The stereotype goes that stay-at-home moms sit and eat bonbons all day. And sometimes watching soap operas gets thrown in. When I was a mom of just one, I would laugh. My son was constantly on the move. There were warm days when we would take two walks … Continue reading I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom and I Sit and Eat Chocolate More Often Than You Think

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake Attempts 1 & 2

For years, I faithfully followed recipes whenever I baked. Cooking is a completely different story, but I always believed in following the recipe exactly when it came to baking. After all, baking is a science and I'm not great with science or math. But I started feeling a little suffocated by recipes last year. I've … Continue reading Adventures in Ratio Baking: Chocolate Cake Attempts 1 & 2

The Grass is Not Always Greener

I'm a mom of two, but sometimes I feel like a fraud. Sometimes I fret about how other people see me when I'm out with my kids, and not because of how I parent. But because of how I look, which is absolutely absurd, but, nonetheless, a true experience. I'm one of those ageless Asians. … Continue reading The Grass is Not Always Greener