maria kang

I'm a wife, mother, business owner and nonprofit founder.

I dream.

I set goals.

I plan.

I take action.

I reflect.

And I repeat.

Welcome to my World!

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    Motherhood
    October 28, 2014
    What’s My Excuse?
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    Taking Chances
    October 15, 2014
    Failure is perception.
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    Death
    September 12, 2014
    Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
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    Love
    July 27, 2014
    The nature of love
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    Career
    June 17, 2014
    The Secret To Success
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    Depression
    May 19, 2014
    Revealing an insecurity.
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    Taking Chances
    April 6, 2014
    Nightline Prime and ‘the body wars’
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    Passion
    March 30, 2014
    The No Excuse Mom Movement
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    Depression
    February 27, 2014
    Building the American Dream
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    Taking Chances
    January 29, 2014
    A Rebel or a Revolutionary?
Current Journals
 
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What’s My Excuse?

I yelled at my kids today.

I don’t usually yell. I’m usually the loving but strict mother, with a strong undertone in her voice, who’s glaring eyes can persuade their kids to clean their rooms, eat their vegetables and stop fighting in 1 …2…, well there is no 3. Because we never get to 3.

But we got to 3 today.

After an intense several weeks of non-stop working, a late wake-up call and a rush out the house to drop my eldest to Kindergarten, I was already pressed for time. I had to write several emails while one child hung on my back and the other complained that he received the wrong cereal. After realizing I would have no time to work out, I instead opted to run some errands at my favorite de-stress place, Target. What ended up being a “don’t touch that”, “no you can’t have that”, “get back in the cart” and “what, you don’t sell individual fitted bed covers?” I was able to hurriedly leave to make it to my care home to drop paperwork and supplies before heading over to my No Excuse mom group – a group I’ve lead for nearly 6 years every Tuesday morning.

So we arrived all safely, but not without my youngest crying because he couldn’t bring a bag full of art supplies we just bought at the store. Then he cried because he said his tummy hurt, that he had to go number two, and wouldn’t ...

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Failure is perception.
I fear failure. Funny statement considering, most people view me as a successful person. What people don’t realize is how much I’ve failed in this process in uncovering my life’s path. In 2008 I experienced an unplanned pregnancy that left me depressed, anxious and worried about the future. I didn’t have a steady income, I […]

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Are you ready to die? I often ask myself this question. As a child I wondered about the vastness of the world and my complete obscurity compared to the billions of people who exist. I asked why life felt so unfair, almost left to fate – whether or not we would be born with the […]

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The nature of love
I fell in love with my husband while standing over an ant hill. On a random fall afternoon, we decided to take a walk through a nature preserve in a small town in Mississippi. It was quiet, peaceful and serene – a far cry from the perennial loudness we experience with our little ones today. […]

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The Secret To Success
June 16, 2014 I wrote my first book in 3rd grade. I distinctly remember taking colorful paper from my father’s printer, cutting it in half, folding then stapling it together. I wrote and illustrated twelve pages and sold them for .75 to my classmates. While I sold a few I didn’t get officially published until […]

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Revealing an insecurity.
May 19, 2014 My once-flawless skin is now covered with scars, traces of an acne breakout I’ve undergone for the past two months. In the age of social media, we don’t often share the downsides of our daily lives. We see hard bodies, beautiful vacations, happy children and perfect marriages wondering what’s wrong with our […]

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Nightline Prime and ‘the body wars’
April 6, 2014 *** This is an open-letter to Sara. The mother I met in Kansas City, Missouri *** Dear Sara, Thank you for inviting me into your home and allowing me to follow your tasks throughout the day. I hadn’t read any of your criticisms about me prior to Nightline requesting that I meet […]

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