From the monthly archives:

May 2009

My Mother’s Day Phobia

May 13, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet It is the Wednesday after Mother’s Day and therefore I figure it is safe to reflect upon the impact of Mother’s Day on me personally, without the risk of being accused as mean-spirited, bitter, spoiled, jaded, or worse, unfit-to-be-a-mother… Although I have always been moved by the origin of Mother’s Day, an internationally recognized […]

The “What the __?!” epidemic

May 9, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet I am no Miss Manners, let me just come out and say that. (Although writing Thankyou notes is one of the very few rules I am forcing my kids to follow). I have a potty mouth when the kids are not around, or at least, when I think they cannot hear me (which by […]

How Nordstrom honors the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month…

May 8, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet First of all, for all of ya who are uninitiated: May is designated by the U.S. Congress as the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Don’t fret if you didn’t know until now. The first week of May is actually Asian Pacific American Heritage WEEK. Between the Swine Flu and the Oprah-KFC debacle (Seriously, folks. […]

Parenthood makes me feel dumb

May 6, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet It is a cliche that children do not come with manuals. No education prepares one for parenthood. Sometimes I wonder whether a Jeopardy champion would make a better parent since they seem to be better equipped with answering completely random questions. The series of questions and free associations my 6 year-old child fires from […]

Can’t wait to grow up and I worry so.

May 3, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet People tell you that every one of your children is going to be different. They don’t tell you HOW MUCH different your kids can be from one another. They came from the same gene pools, the same womb, grew up in the same household, and it amazes me how my 6-year-old boy has a […]