I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Hanging up my artwork

July 3, 2012

I finally hung up my paintings in the house. Just looking at them makes me happy. Isn’t that why we hang things up in the first place, to remind ourselves […]

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Thinking about my tiger dad makes me cry

June 29, 2012

Dad’s been dead for 36 years — a lifetime during which I’ve finally salvaged the real me from his control freak destructiveness. And as a recovering daughter, I’m starting to […]

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Wringing toothpaste from a tube

April 28, 2012

Brushing my teeth a few minutes ago could’ve been annoying because there wasn’t much toothpaste left in the tube. Instead, I enjoyed dealing with the situation by taking out my…tube […]

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Come with me to Paris!

April 3, 2012

At last, my daughter Gabi and I are at JFK, ¬†waiting to board our 9:55 p.m. flight to Paris. The entire day was a mad blur of finishing stories for […]

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Tiger parenting victim wants your help

April 1, 2012

Ever since I took on Amy Chua last year with a blog post that went viral, the children of tiger parents have been emailing me for advice. I’m going to […]

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Check out my evolving cartooning style

February 26, 2012

I can’t wait for someone to ask me about my weekend. Single, middle-aged me finally has a truly interesting answer: “My weekend? Oh, it was great. I spent it drawing […]

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Missing mom

February 9, 2012

Today is the second anniversary of Mom’s death. Even though she was an impossible diva for most of her 92 years, she came around in the end. During her very […]

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