Chips, Chimol, and Cheeriness

For as long as I can remember my mom has made chimol. We’d BBQ, make carne asada, and she’d make a big pan of her famous and delicious rice. Plus a big ol’ bowl of chimol.  I could eat just a bowl of rice drenched in chimol, with is lime tanginess, and be completely happy. […]

Time Wounds All Heals

I was going through our calendar and I found “Baby” as an event on June 3rd.  It took me some time to process it. It wasn’t an entry I’d made, and I was the midst of trying to organize our life, I was in work mode. I wasn’t expecting it. Then it hit me like […]

My funny Valentine(s)

I’m sort of a sucker for romance. Or at the very least, a sucker for cutesiness. In the last few years I’ve been really into Valentine’s Day, and all the cuteness that comes with it. Pinks, reds, purples, hearts and heart-shaped things everywhere, candy, sweets, baked goods and lovey dovey mushiness for mushiness sake. Plus an […]


Precious Angel, Today was supposed to be your birthday. The day you would have been born, the day they told us to expect you. To expect a tiny pink, swollen,sleepy, ball of mush and love. You would’ve had mommy and daddy’s dark wavy hair, thick like daddy’s. Mommy’s eyes with daddy’s long lashes. His dimples, […]

New Year Intention Setting.

I don’t set new year’s resolutions anymore and it’s been years since I have because truly how many of us keep them? We either forget them or set such big resolutions that we make it harder for ourselves to achieve them.  Plus there’s the pressure of setting and meeting those goals, and who needs that? […]

Christmas, through grief and joy.

Merry Christmas! I hope that you are all are surrounded by love, laughter, comfy fluffy blankets, jammies, and puppies. Or is that just my family? Whichever way that you are spending it, I hope it is treating you right and that you are at peace. It is no secret that this has not been an […]

Ay Oh! Ay Oh! I hope you weren’t waiting long…

How am I already bad at this blogging business?! It’s been over a month since I’ve written a post. As I shared on my Instagram (found here)  recently it’s not for lack of things to write about, it may be just the opposite actually, so many things have gone on in the world in the past month, and […]


The day I started bleeding heavily, the day we found out our baby’s heart had stopped, I did 2 things. First, I texted the small group of people who knew I was pregnant and told them what had happened and was happening. I think I wanted to get this “out of the way” so that […]

Sour then sweet. Life and me.

Hi! I’m Claudia! I am 35 years old living in Los Angeles (adjacent) with a very sweet and supportive husband of 5 years and 2 dogs, Prince and Ralph. Prince is an old man Maltese and his arch nemesis Ralph is a rambunctious Maltipoo from the streets of East LA. I am a crazy dog […]


The set up of this blog is still a work in progress, but as I get ready to attend my first Remembrance Day event, I wanted to let all mommies and daddies who’ve lost a baby know that I am thinking of you. Thinking of us all today and my heart is with you. We lost […]