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What my inner child wants: Let me out!

April 15, 2018

Eighteen months ago, I wrote a letter to my inner child.¬†Come into my life more, I said. Well, she took up the invitation. Now, she wants to take over. She […]

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What was, what's new, what's now

Mommy makeover: what was, what’s new, what’s now

January 21, 2018

Last fall was so crazy that I just stopped blogging. All I did was work. Which left me exhausted. Then, I reflected on my life by looking at three categories: […]

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Happy 100th birthday: I love you Mom, thorns and all

July 19, 2017

Dear Mom, I used to hate roses because they reminded me of you: beautiful, with dangerous thorns. But when I planted your favorite flower on your 100th birthday, you sent […]

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Dads never really die

Dads never really die

June 12, 2017

When I was 19, my 70-year-old dad passed on from this world. But since I believe that dads never really die, my relationship with him keeps growing. And we’re finally […]

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3 generations of love

Moms never really die

May 13, 2017

Even though my mom left this world in 2010, moms never really die. She’s still with me, in an even better way. Death freed her from suffering. Her passing also […]

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moms need to self-care

3 things a fun mom never does to her adult child

April 29, 2017

The other day, I asked one of my classes a simple question: Who is the most difficult person in your life? To my shock, the answer was “mom.” How could […]

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BBC girl & BBC dad

6 reasons why the badass hapa BBC girl inspires my inner child

March 19, 2017

Marion Kelly is four years old. She’s hapa — half Asian and half-white. She has a Korean mommy, a white American daddy and a baby brother named James. On March […]

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