What Working Parents Can Learn from Kobe Bryant

Career, Productivity, YouTube

It’s been 1 month since Kobe Bryant’s passing, and here is one video I’ve found to be helpful. Here, Kobe explains that getting enough sleep is important for peak performance. In order to be effective for all the hours we are awake in the day, we need to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

Yes getting enough sleep is hard with young kids on top of trying to get up to get to work on time. Still, do all you can to prioritize your sleep! Your body needs it. In fact, your body will cave in for sleep before it caves in for food. How Long Can You Go Without Sleep? Function, Hallucination, and More

Get enough sleep and you will be able to handle your obligations at work as well as at home.

Give thanks when you wake up each day, because we are never guaranteed our tomorrows. RIP Kobe.

The Power of Sleep!

The Real Cleaning Schedule for Working Moms

Career, Lifestyle, Organization

Forget about it! 

My house is not clean everyday.  Work gets busy and other priorities take precedence.  No one’s coming over, cleaning can wait!

Your home should be clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.

When do I clean? Certainly when people are coming over to visit. Once I know I’m expecting visitors, I schedule that on my calendar.  During the week I can plan ahead of when I need to get in gear for cleaning my house before people come over.  No one needs to see a dirty house, and sometimes, visitors can wait too.

3 Practical Resume Tips for Stay-At-Home Moms

Career, Lifestyle

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Crafting Your Resume:

1. Don’t throw everything in there hoping something would stick.

2. Don’t make your resume all about you, make it all about the job that’s open.

3. Don’t put your name on the left side or the right side of your resume. Put your name front and center. Makes you look more confident.

President’s Day Recap

Family, Lifestyle, Productivity

On Sunday, Vivi already started to plan on what to do for our day off together

  • Breakfast
  • Park
  • Lunch
  • Play
  • Go Home
My kiddo getting into the habit of planning!

And we did just that yesterday, President’s Day 2020!

The girls

It was a well-needed break from the hectic routine of girls in daycare and school and me away at work.

I asked Vivi before bed about what was her favorite part of the day.

“Spending time with you!” Aw, why thank you. 🙂

Welcome to My Blog-I’m Alina Smith

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Currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah and love it.

Born in the United States. Daughter of Argentine immigrants. I’m a triplet. Happily married to my Asian sensation, mother of two lovely children—they do have amazing hair. The prettiest and sweetest little girls.

As a child, I lived in Culver City, California and lived in Austin, Texas as a teenager. I lived in Brazil for 18 months as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I speak English (native), Spanish and Portuguese.

I originally wrote about weddings, pregnancy, and babies because it was what happened. Then it evolved. I was on Quora for quite a long time discussing about nannies, career as mom, Airbnb hosting, and that there are Latinas who date & marry Asian guys and create cute babies together. It’s still evolving.

I also like to write reviews on Yelp on restaurants and services I use. Huge Yelp fan, everyone should know what to expect in service before paying for it.


This is my personal blog. All commentary are my own and not of the companies I work at past, present, and future.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. I do accept free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.