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Mar 15, 2010
Alice, that's a great perspective - as a lens for understanding identity. My daughter is just emerging from the stage where she thought she was English, Korean, and Chinese (mainly because she can trilingually say "fart," but that's it). I'm kind of in Nina's boat, where I don't really have the skills to help support my daughter learning Chinese. I do regret that I didn't learn Chinese when I was younger.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on Mother Tongue? at Kimchi Mamas
Tae told me at breakfast today that the pink girl is her (she was wearing a pink dress with poofy sleeves yesterday). And that the other girl is her friend S from school. S's favorite shoes are red sparkly ones. I don't doubt that S was also wearing a headband with a flower yesterday.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2009 on Art from today at bloogs blowing by
No. In Massachusetts, the cut off date is September 1. She'll be one of those really old kindergartners in September 2010. Which is totally ok by me. =)
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2009 on Flime ties at bloogs blowing by
Wow.... the girls are growing up so fast!! I love seeing their hair grow and change.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2009 on A Backwards Glance at the OTHER mother
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@seadragon Not quite done. We're waiting for the arrival of Jen's sofa and desk - so my "office" is still a pile of boxes. But so much closer. =) @Jeanny Craigslist!! We're in an owner occupied building, which I'm much happier with. I also forgot to mention that Tae decorated the wall herself with those wall stickers. Except for by the bed, the stickers are all about 3 feet from the ground. =)
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2009 on Enjoying at bloogs blowing by
You totally deserve this! Congrats!!
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Looks like a success to me!! And it even looks like there's a hint of curl left in the back. Nice work!!
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2009 on Hair Cut at Sentimental Seadragon
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Actually, that's a really good point. I'm not sure that I would look older in make-up. Sometimes I think that I don't look older in suits and stuff. I think I just look like a young person in a suit. I know that make-up isn't necessarily evil. I'm just personally opposed to it, and I get more stubborn when people try to tell me what to do. It's almost as if being told to wear make-up makes me want to wear it even less. It's also about just the way I present myself in general. I'm just kind of naturally more casual and low maintenance. (Well, that, and a single mom who gets dressed and ready to go in about 5 minutes.) I'm flattered that you thought I knew what I was talking about in grad school! I think it's taken me a long time to become someone who is confident with speaking up (oh, I could right a whole nother post on that!). And I've found that now that I am in a field that I care about, it's much easier to speak out.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2009 on Crossing the Line at bloogs blowing by
Huh. It's also interesting to learn that Pocahontas and Mulan are not "officially" princesses. I think it's such an interesting juxtaposition, given Pixar's Up, featuring an Asian American boy... Up's Asian American lead character"
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2009 on Open Thread Thursday at Kimchi Mamas
Hmmm. One of my recent favorites is the ICA in Boston. Not necessarily because I love all the exhibits, but I love the architecture of the building. From the upper floors, it feels like you are hanging over Boston Harbor. They also have some fun children's programs too. One of my favorite children's museums is Kidspace in Pasadena, CA. They have some really great climbing spaces, inscluding one that is from an ant's perspective climbing down into the ground.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2009 on Question of the Day: Museums at the OTHER mother
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I'm still trying to process... Ethnic studies professor Ronald Takaki passed away earlier this week. Read a bit more here: Remembering Ron Takaki
Toggle Commented May 29, 2009 on Open Thread Thursday at Kimchi Mamas
Yes, she has been known to make things up after she draws things.... who knows!!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2009 on Representations at bloogs blowing by
Hmm, it's almost hard to remember!! We have a pretty cool version of The Owl and the Pussycat that has great illustrations. Others that we've enjoyed are: Where the Wild Things Are In the Night Kitchen Make Way for Ducklings Kitten's First Full Moon Knuffle Bunny Another illustrator you might want to look in to is Chris Raschka. We LOVE his book Yo! Yes! and he has also illustrated books by Norton Juster (The Hello Goodbye Window) and bell hooks (Skin Again).
Toggle Commented May 12, 2009 on Books before Bed at Sentimental Seadragon
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Oh... it's not any huge trick or anything, just these: bath tub drops though, one time Tae did trick me, and she pretended to put a tablet in the tub.... and the water stayed clear. huh.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2009 on In the bath at bloogs blowing by
Oof. This topic is near and dear to my heart. I hear you on firmly believing that this isn't just a woman's issue. I also believe, that while I wish I could commiserate with any parent around these kinds of issues, there is something more powerful for me about sharing and reflecting and learning from other mothers. I wish it were different and that the expectations of men and women as parents were the same. But it isn't. I wish that there were more male allies out there; I think that would make me more comfortable - if I knew for a fact that people I work with felt the same way I do about the division of labor between men and women, mothers and father.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2009 on Female Perspective at Sentimental Seadragon
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I went for the bigger bed; and I think overall, it was a good strategy. And nice for the grown-ups too!!
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2009 on New Squeakles Tricks at Sentimental Seadragon
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happy valentine's day! here's my post for the day:
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better late than never, right?
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Thanks for sharing... and inspiring, as usual!
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2009 on What About Love: Some/thing Blue at the OTHER mother
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here's mine! =)
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2009 on What About Love: Some/thing New at the OTHER mother
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Here's something old from me: some/thing old
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2009 on What About Love: Some/thing Old at the OTHER mother
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Yay!! This is great inspiration for posting!! Thanks for hosting!!
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Sigh.... I'm not sure that that feeling ever goes away. Tae is four, and *I* still want to spend the night snuggling with her!!
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2008 on Snuggled Up at Sentimental Seadragon
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This is an even better answer! Why do grown-ups ask such silly questions? =)
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2008 on Santa & Carrie at the OTHER mother
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