Don’t You Just Love February?!

Ahh, February. Shortest Month of the Year. Yet Loaded with the Most Holidays! Of Course, I’ve been working my Butt Off which is why you haven’t heard from me lately…But it’s All Good and We’re Here in the Middle of February! February is a Great Time for Early Yard Clean Up for Spring. The Groundhog […]

China Day 3 – Lama Temple and a Wild Rickshaw Ride

Pass through the Lama Temple Gates out of the bustle of Beijing. The Quiet is Intoxicating. A reflective, beautiful place. 85 Tibetan Monks live and worship here. Frigid with Brisk Winds from the West. Typical Beijing in January. We are Filled with Wonder and Enlightenment. And Frozen Solid. Next Stop..the HuTong Rickshaw Tour of Old […]

Tips to Navigate a Chinese Buffet…Healthy and Cheap

How Many Chinese Buffets Have You Dived Into? I Know…Not My Favorite Either, but it is Fun and Silly and Entertaining. The Food Offerings are Staggering to be Sure.  Healthy Eating Can Fly Out the Window. And You Can End Up Spending More Than You Bargained For. After Many Trips to Buffets, I Finally Figured […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy…A New Beginning

The First New Moon of the Year. Chinese New Year.  A Time of Beginnings. Clean Out the Old.  Welcome In the New. As Parents to Chinese-Born Daughters, We Strive to Learn and Embrace the Traditions of China. We are proud members of the CACA; Chinese American Citizens Alliance. An organization created to secure Equal Rights […]

An Ancient Meal

When we Talk of China, We Talk of its Ancient Culture. Thousands upon Thousands of Years.   Symbolic and Laden with Customs. With Chinese Adopted Daughters, We are Honored to Impart to them their Cultural Heritage. But it can sometimes be overwhelming. Customs and Whys.  Political Positions and Impacts.  The Food.  The People.  The Geography. For Help, […]

Haircuts and Chinese New Year

I Love Chinese New Year! Many of You Know that Our Daughters are from China. We do lots of Chinese Culture Classes and Chinese New Year is My All Time Favorite. We may celebrate an American Version of the Holiday, but it is all in Good Fun. Chinese New Year Begins on the First New Moon […]

A Tiny Expert

A Class Lesson.  Taught by the Student. No Assistance from Mom.  It’s Her Show. It’s a Little Scary.  But Being Prepared is Key. The Lesson:  Chinese New Year In 30 Minutes. The Lesson Will Go Something Like This… Serving Noodles to be Eaten with Special Chinese Chopsticks. The Kids Will Love the Noodles! Presenting Lucky […]