About

Hi everyone! I’m Esther Suh from San Jose, CA. I’m a homeschooling mom to two enthusiastic kids, Elliot (7) and Ellis (5). 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 12 years who is the tech savvy, scientifically minded, and planning oriented person in our marriage.

My favorite things to do are admiring nature, drinking coffee, making crafts, watching DIY videos, loving clothes and pretty things, reading anything, gardening, watching Korean dramas with Chris, writing, having dance offs with my kids, listening to podcast sermons (that sounds weird but it’s very edifying), and encouraging others.

My current life season revolves mainly around raising children. But other topics will be explored too: homeschooling; learning and teaching alongside my inquisitive kids; seeking God in my daily life; sharing photos of nature; making sense of life as a stay-at-home mom; and letting go of what is irrelevant and living life fully.

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 enjoy reading, be encouraged, laugh a little, and find this blog a welcoming place. Thanks for visiting and reading my posts! Totally happy you are here.