Tagged with Asian

Skinny Minnie

As an Asian woman, there is a strange fine line of what it means to look  well-nourished  versus being too porky.   It is not uncommon to have Asian mothers/grandmothers/aunties  constantly hovering and pressuring young women to “Eat more, you too skinny!”  but then in the next breath, exclaim  “Don’t eat so much sweets! Your … Continue reading

The Parent Dating Game, part 2

I previously wrote about the difficulties of  making new friends with other parents and the fears of violating some unspoken set of “dating etiquette”.  Since that last post, I feel that our social lives have picked up quite a bit and our weekends are filled with playdates and birthday parties.  Success! Feeling like the “popular … Continue reading

The Sitting Month

Baby #2  just turned 9 months old recently.  It’s been amazing to think how quickly time has passed by in just a blink of the eye.  As I thought about all the fun and not-so-fun moments from the past nine months, I was thinking about the first postpartum month and all the craziness associated with … Continue reading

Above the Curve

My little boy was diagnosed with right-side gaze preference and plagiocephaly (= a flat/lopsided head) at the age of 2 months, and we have been going through bi-weekly physical therapy treatment sessions with him ever since he was about 3 months old to work on his motor skills.  I didn’t realize how much the Asian … Continue reading

Grandma’s wisdom

I had a very lovely Mother’s Day celebration with a leisurely picnic prepared by my husband followed by hanging out at a local playground with the family.  As I watched my little girl giggle and climb the jungle gym while my little boy quietly slept nearby in his stroller, I thought it would be amusing to … Continue reading

To Ms. Crago

The other day, I overheard a conversation between my daughter and another child.  He asked, “Why do you say Baba?”  My 2.5 year old proudly smiled and said, “Because…Baba is how you say Daddy in Chinese.” My heart skipped a beat. I am not sure when children fully develop self-awareness of race and ethnicity according … Continue reading