HapaMama is putting aside her Asian faux-humility… and *gasp* telling people to read her essay Dirty House, Clean Conscience in Lavanderia, published by City Works Press.
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After a particularly tearful battle over toothbrushing with our seven year-old last, the four year-old came sneaking out of his bedroom. Just when you think you’ve completely screwed up your kids, they surprise you…
I was talking to a mom friend today, who has two hapa daughters. She was telling me how her six year-old daughter remarked, “I’m Chinese and American!” “No,” she corrected, “You’re Chinese and white. We’re ALL American.” Which leads to me to an interesting observation. For as much as I ponder the significance of ethnicity […]
Remember my post a few weeks back? Is Being a Good Boy Always a Good Thing? This week, HapaMama finds out that maybe her seven year old is just a regular kid, after all.
No Child Left Behind? A letter arrives from the school district, forcing HapaMama to do some soul-searching about what’s right for her child.
My son is a classic case of Jekyll and Hyde: the kid who is on best behavior at school… and just an ordinary, onery, ansty boy at home. Some parents would just breathe a sigh of relief here, and be happy that their kid doesn’t get in trouble in class. But no, not me.
So my four year old started sniffling yesterday, which makes him (and me!) miserable. My Old-World instinct is to go straight to the grocery store, where I buy an organic chicken, some celery and carrots, and put it in a pot. After all, if some homemade chicken soup doesn’t help, it’ll at least help him […]