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Mother’s Day 2014

I’m sitting at the dining room table, munching on french fries, leftovers from friday night’s dinner, trying to chew quietly as I listen for any sounds of little children who might be attempting to boycott their naps.  The husband is at the hospital working on an emergency case. This is how I am spending Mother’s … Continue reading

End of Maternity Leave

My maternity leave is quickly winding to an end.  Where did the time go? As I get closer and closer to returning to work, many friends and family have asked me, “So how do you feel about going back to work? are you ready?” I always have to pause and think about how to answer … Continue reading

Mommy Superpowers

Ever since I have had my own kids, I realized that I’ve acquired a new set of skills that I never thought would be possible.  In fact, I like to secretly refer to these skills as “super-powers” in certain situations involving small children.   Without further ado, here is a list of my Mommy Superpowers, … Continue reading

Redefining sleep-training

I have a confession to make. Last night when my husband was asleep, I put my crying newborn within millimeters of his face, just to see how he would respond. The response?  Nothing.  Not even a flutter of an eyelid. Isn’t that amazing? I don’t consider myself a light sleeper.  I used to think I … Continue reading

The Big Sister Syndrome

I’ve gradually been noticing my little 4-year-old daughter C develop symptoms of  “The Big Sister Syndrome”. It probably started when we announced to C that she would be getting another younger sibling.  She began to point out things that she could do independently, such as pick out her own outfits in the morning, go to … Continue reading

Chief Complaint: Fatigue

During one of my last days at work before maternity leave, an older male patient came to see me complaining of fatigue.  During the appointment, he looked at me and said, “Well, I guess it [the feeling of tiredness] could be all related to being a parent.  You see, I have a 1.5-year-old at home. … Continue reading

Parenting by lying

Recently a couple of friends posted a link to an NBC news article titled  “Chinese parents bigger fibbers than American ones”.  It’s a survey-based study administered to  American parents (of various ethnic backgrounds including Asian Americans and Caucasians) and parents in China, asking if the parents had ever intentionally told their child an misleading false … Continue reading

Mama’s little girl

This past weekend was a big one for my daughter.  She attended a birthday party at a little girls’ spa/salon where she enjoyed a princess makeover, complete with a fancy pink ballgown, shiny lip gloss, hot-pink manicure, and even a glamorous up-do with glittery hairspray!  I thought she was going to burst with excitement.  The … Continue reading

Evangelism

Yesterday as I was picking up my daughter from preschool, her teacher pulled me aside and asked, “Hey, do you guys go to church regularly?” I answered yes and asked her why. It turns out that my daughter has been talking to her classmates about Jesus being the Son of God, Christmas as Jesus’ birthday, … Continue reading

Famous footwear

Tonight as my daughter was brushing her teeth, she asked me, “Mommy, can I wear my boots to school tomorrow?” Puzzled, I replied, “What boots?  You don’t own boots.”     She whined, “Yes I DO.  I DO have boots.  I want to wear them tomorrow!!!” I thought about it for a bit and said, … Continue reading