Family

The original prognosis was that Elijah would have to wear a Doc band for 3-4 months, taking into consideration his age and severity of the plagiocephaly. However, it turns out that Eli is a professional at growing his head, and he was able to wear it for less than...
Unlike my husband's family, who has been in the U.S. (and North Carolina) for generations, my parents were the first people (that we know of) to immigrate to the United States from our family. I like to joke with my husband that I'm a "pure blood" (lame Harry Potter reference), unlike...
Guest post by Brynn Burger of The Mama On The Rocks Momming is messy and hard no matter who your kids are. Even the most well-behaved and polite child will throw a tantrum eventually. When you parent what I call “extreme children,” parenting goes from hard to nearly impossible. Even on...

Helmet Head

Back is Best The Safe to Sleep campaign (formerly known as Back to Sleep) was launched in 1994 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommended that parents put their babies to sleep on their backs in order to reduce the occurrence of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). This recommendation...
After you bring your new baby home, sleep becomes one of life's most precious commodities. When the baby doesn't sleep, one or both parents also don't sleep. Some babies are naturally great sleepers while others require hours of bouncing, rocking, and soothing, just for a short nap. To make...
Who knew bringing home a tiny human required so much STUFF? In the nine months I had leading up to arrival of my son, Elijah, I mostly spent time researching what I did and did not need, to make our lives a little bit easier. With the things I...
My husband, Kyle, was overweight for most of his childhood. He comes from a divorced household, and he frequently sought comfort and stability in food. Growing up, he often dealt with teasing from other kids, and even family members, contributing to his low self esteem and self-image issues. In December...

Tour of China

Even though I was born in China, I moved to the U.S. at the age of four, and I have no memories of living there as a child. Aside from my parents and my brother, all of our family is still residing in China, so we don't get to...
The author, Amy Chua, and I have a lot in common. We are both ambitious and career-driven Chinese-American women, married to American men, and born to parents who immigrated from China to America. Now that I am a parent, I am also able to relate that aspect of her...
I am by no means an expert at online dating. But considering that I met my husband on a dating website, I must have done something right. An NPR article published a few years ago reveals that Asian women and Caucasian men are the most favored demographics when it comes to...
Wife, mother, and career-driven woman. Navigating the crazy adventure that life is taking us on.