About Me

Hi readers, thanks for stopping by and getting to know me better.

My name is Esther Suh from northern California. I’m happily married to Chris, my trustworthy and big-hearted guy for 15 years and countin. A mutual friend of both moms played matchmaker and we got married the next year. He’s the exact opposite of me with his tech savviness, realist outlook, and planning personality, but somehow it all works out and he’s my forever.

Now I’m a homeschooling mom to 2 silly and curious kids, Elliot (10) and Ellis (8). Life is busy raising small people, and it constantly reminds me the need for God’s help. Our family life took a wild turn when our youngest child was born with a congenital heart defect: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Suddenly, we lived in a bubble where we said goodbye to normalcy. We started forging our own normal; for years, I called it the “5-mile radius” phase of my life.

My blog posts various subjects: motherhood moments; teaching & learning; faith moments; depression pains; highs, lows, and the mundane; nature photography; Christian songs & Bible reflections; inspirational poetry; and beautiful things I discover that I think would make you smile!

Prior to becoming a multitasking mom, I earned my Ed.D in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as an M.A. in Religion and Education at Teachers College, CU. Prior to that, I aspired to be a psychologist and got my M.A. in Psychology at Pepperdine University. People teased calling me a professional student. Well after graduating in my early 30s I felt like fish out of water, bewildered by real life outside of school.

I hope that you will enjoy reading, be encouraged, be inspired (maybe?), and laugh a little. Thanks for visiting and reading my posts! Totally happy you are here.