Hi everyone! I’m Esther Suh from San Jose, CA. I’m a homeschooling mom to two enthusiastic kids, Elliot (6) and Ellis (4). Their antics can leave me laughing and crying all in the same hour.  I’ll talk about my experiences as a heart mom to Ellis, who was born with a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). She has half a heart, but her spunkiness makes her life and ours seem whole! I’ll also talk about things I’m dealing with as a mom, joys and challenges of homeschooling, identity crisis as a Korean American I experienced growing up, faith journey, and finding joy where I am.

I’ve married to Chris, my trustworthy husband of 11 years who is the tech savvy, scientifically minded, and planning oriented person in our marriage.

My favorite things to do are visiting coffee shops, reading anything, watching Korean dramas with Chris, writing, singing off-key with my kids, and having meaningful conversations with friends.

My current life season revolves around several issues: learning and teaching alongside my inquisitive kids, seeking God in my daily life, making sense of life and marriage in my 40s, letting go of what is irrelevant, and squeezing in time for myself. Prior to becoming a multitasking mom, I earned my Ed.D in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University,  and M.A.’s in both Psychology, and Religion and Education.

I hope that you will find my blog an encouraging and reflective place to visit. Thanks for visiting and reading my posts! Totally happy you are here.