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LOL! I'm sure you're very popular at the playground now. She's just proud to learn something new. :)
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I tweeted http://twitter.com/thienkim/statuses/15651765488
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I would definitely use the coupon printer app! Sounds so easy and simple
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How funny! Sophia has just recently discovered she's Asian. She keeps asking me if dad is Asian.
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It's definitely a hard thing to talk about with your kids. There's so much baggage! Too bad there's no handbook about it.
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After my daughter was born, I became more conscious of how I should approach race with her. With an Asian-American and a black father, she would be constantly question about her ethnic background. Perhaps I was a little naive to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at DC Metro Moms
Emily, I felt the same way since I only thought Tylenol and Motrin were on the recall list. When I went to check the website, I noticed that it included some allergy meds too. I had just given my daughter a dose of it right before bedtime! Amy, I don't think it's dramatic. It is our children we're talking about. We might not take great care of ourselves, but we definitely watch out for our kids! Today I went to Target and asked them to flavor the generic Zyrtec for my daughter. They have 19 flavors and the pharmacist was very honest about what tasted good and what didn't. Tada! My daughter sucked down her allergy medicine. Thank goodness. It's a free service at Target.
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I should totally take advantage of the fact we live in the DC Metro area. For our staycation, I could hit all the museums, especially the Smithsonian.
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HA! I feel your pain. My hubby's bday is Dec 22nd. We definitely celebrate his birthday separately from Christmas.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2009 on An Ode to December Birthdays at DC Metro Moms
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Thanks for all of your comments! I'm following my gut and postponed the induction until next Wed. I might be in the hospital during Thanksgiving but I'm ok with it.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2009 on To Induce or Not to Induce? at DC Metro Moms
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At least you still have a phone book! I don't even keep one around. I always hate not having internet. Time for a smartphone?
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2009 on Online Friendships at DC Metro Moms
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Present Jean is a lot more fun than Past Jean! Since I never knew Past Jean, I guess that doesn't help does it?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2009 on The Past Vs. The Present at DC Metro Moms
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My favorite comfort food is Vietnamese Bun Rieu. It's a great, spicy seafood soup. http://passionandart.blogspot.com/2009/05/comforts-of-vietnamese-food.html
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I completely understand! I've been called Kim by my family since I was born. The Thien part is a family name that is passed on to everyone. I've had people call me Kimmy, Kimberly, and when I ask them not to call me Kimberly (that is a very western version of my name and I'm proud of my Viet culture), they just make fun of me and call me Kimberly repeated. It's very frustrating. I mean adults do this! I've also kept my last name. I still receive holiday cards from good friends that say to Mr & Mrs. ___ (husband's last name).
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2009 on What's In A Name? Everything. at DC Metro Moms
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Thanks for following me on Twitter! Congrats on 100 posts! I can't wait to read the rest of your blog.
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I'm ready to do some post-partum clothes sewing for myself! Only 4 weeks before the due date.
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Thank you! It makes me crazy with all the honking, driving on the shoulder, etc during rush hour. Okay, so you made it to your destination 2 minutes faster. Good for you.
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HUGS!!! I have had my car broken into several times (in diff cities I lived in) and it never gets less painful. It's ok to be angry.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2009 on and one more thing.... at Ornamental
Looks yummy! One of my faves is Che Chuoi. My non-Viet husband loves it too. First time I made it I used colored tapioca pearls and it turned pink! LOL. Not pretty but it tasted good.
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Katie, I've grown up with so much discrimination around me (we were the only Asian-Am family in our small Louisiana town) that I definitely try to make an effort to raise our daughter with an open mind.
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I don't have a set of nice markers yet, but I will someday. Did you see that Whole Foods is selling a line of all natural kids' art supplies? I thought about you. http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2009/08/clementine-art/
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2009 on beyond crayola at Sew Liberated
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I agree about girls clothes. My daughter loves collecting rocks, seeds, pinecones, etc and I end up putting it in my purse and forgetting about it. My other peeve with girls jeans is that they are TIGHT! Why does a 3yo need tight booty jeans?
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2009 on wednesday brain dump at angry chicken
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I totally understand where you're coming from. I'm first generation Vietnamese-American. I think many first generation Asians go through culture denial and then we veer back to it. A big circle. I think you're doing your best and making a great effort! Keep it up!
I dream of owning a beautiful home with a great sunny room for my studio that faces the back yard so I can watch my children play. Aaah that sounds so nice.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2009 on SouleMama Sponsor ~ IN THE FISH BOWL ~ at SouleMama
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Lisa, I'm very lucky to have such an understanding husband. He understands that I need time away from the family to stay sane--and not be bitchy, lol. I do consult him first since he'll be in charge of the kiddo when I'm out. I also encourage him to do things with his friends too (without me).
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2009 on Why I Can't Have Friends at DC Metro Moms
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