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Foreigner in My Own Country

Weeks before the Atlanta spa shootings, someone asked if I felt safe, if my family felt safe. She was asking as a check-in during a steady escalation of violence and harassment of Asians in America. I told her that when … Continue reading

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When Good Fowl Go Foul

Turkey time!! People have their favorite ways of thawing their turkey, preparing their turkey, eating leftover turkey. But do you have a favorite way of avoiding an aggressive urban turkey attack? Really. If not, you should. Especially if you live … Continue reading

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Little Miss Perfect

Originally posted on BonneVivanteLife:
At the end of each school day, I ask the kids several questions that I hope maximizes my chances of getting real answers, meaty answers, answers with depth and intel. I ask them things like Who…

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Make it a Happy Hour

I’m a little busy here. I’ve had a bit of a setback with the migraines. By that I mean I had to change medications, and the migraines are back with a vengeance. This one has lasted 17 days now and … Continue reading

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When Was the Last Time?

Originally posted on BonneVivanteLife:
They grow up so quickly, everyone reminds me. Time flies faster as we get older, they tell me. Cherish every moment, people implore me. What no one told me was how funny it is that there…

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On Loss and Grief

Originally posted on BonneVivanteLife:
Grief, my new constant companion, has moved in. I thought I’d take a good look at him since we’re spending so much time together now. And I’ve realized a few things. Grief is not sadness. I…

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Blog of the Year 2013

2013 has been an interesting year, with a lot of adventures, mishaps, joy, sadness, and struggles along the way that have provided for a lot of um, opportunities for growth. As the year closes, I reflect back on a year … Continue reading

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Furlough: The Other “F” Word

I’ve been placed on furlough, so I have had a lot of time to reflect. Here are a few lessons learned so far: 1) You can’t take too few showers There’s unfortunately not much else I need to say about … Continue reading

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You’re Invited

My 9-year-old son was invited to a birthday party. Our lives consist primarily of barreling through endless homework, too many extracurricular activities, high-pitched whining, random Nerf gun fights, and chaotic evening routines–punctuated by holidays and birthday parties. So I assumed … Continue reading

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Versatile–I’ve been nominated by mommyverbs for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you haven’t taken my advice yet to check out her blog, you’re dead to me. Not only do you not know what you’re missing, but you clearly don’t trust … Continue reading

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