An Unforgettable Week: My Mom and Dad Visit Us in Hong Kong

An Unforgettable Week: My Mom and Dad Visit Us in Hong Kong

I’d been asking my parents when they were coming to visit us since we landed in Hong Kong. Not that I wasn’t used to going a stretch of time without seeing them, I’ve been doing that since I moved to Boston for college. But, even though I’ve been living far away from them for the past 2 […]

Kung Hei Fat Choy: Our First Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Kung Hei Fat Choy: Our First Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Since we touched down in Hong Kong almost 3 months ago, we’d been feeling Chinese New Year brewing. Even though the Christmas lights and decorations dazzled, and holiday tunes were blaring in department stores and coffee shops, it was repeatedly hinted to us by locals and ex-pats that this was just the build up to […]

What I Want My Kids to Know About Love

What I Want My Kids to Know About Love

I remember the first time I fell in love. It was with Eric Estrada, the dark, swarthy, yet sensitive half on “CHiPs.” I was 7, and he would wait for me. I was convinced he’d marry me one day. But he didn’t wait. Damn that Ponch—he broke my heart. Of course, at that age, I […]

On Moving With My Kids to the Other Side of the World

On Moving With My Kids to the Other Side of the World

One month ago we picked up and left Los Angeles, a place we’d called home for over 10 years, and moved across the world to Hong Kong where my husband has been working away from us for the past year. We’d been doing a long distance thing for far too long, so the idea of […]

Is It Poop or Is It Not Poop?

Is It Poop or Is It Not Poop?

So many times in parenthood, you find yourself asking one very important question: Is it poop or not? When you have a toddler-aged child who is on the verge of being potty trained, this question pops up A LOT, sometimes on a daily basis. The general rule is to treat everything that looks like poop […]