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Separation Anxiety: Preschool Edition

Separation anxiety has always been a normal part of our life. It comes with the territory of being someone’s person, of being their North Star when a change or shift happens. Separation anxiety rears its ugly, cuddly head when our son feels scared, feels a life shift, or sometimes is just unexplainably bothered by something […]

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Notes From a Traveling Mom

A letter to my daughter for when she misses me—from a traveling mom My dear daughter, You are only four right now, and will not remember the times that Mommy was there for you when you were a baby, but as you get older, I’m sure you will remember the times that Mommy was not […]

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Cleaning With Kids: It’s So Easy!

  Step 1: Your kids have greedily finished their mid-morning snack, because they refused to eat the breakfast you prepared (microwaved), and it looks like the lunchroom floor of an elementary cafeteria. It doesn’t matter what they ate: bananas, peanut butter, water—there will be a massive amount of accumulation. Go grab the broom and get […]

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The Tiny Humans with Big Feelings Book List

I’m 31 years old and I have bad days. You know those days; the ones that are so emotionally draining that you have to dig deep, pray, and cope. It’s taken 31 years. When I became a mother, I realized my son had these days, too. Usually without words, children rely on their cries, outbursts, noises, […]

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Raising a bilingual child

Everyone has something they regret during their childhood. Whether it was not being nicer to a sibling or not trying out for a certain sport, we all regret something in our past. My regret was not being fully bilingual. I grew up semi-bilingual because my parents would speak to me in Chinese with English blended […]

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