I am the child of immigrant parents who wholeheartedly believed in the American dream. My parents came here for opportunities for themselves and their children and were embraced. Unfortunately, things feel different to me now. I find myself devastated...
Last week, I missed my oldest son’s first piano recital because my youngest son wouldn’t go into the auditorium. It wasn’t the first time I missed out on something important or had to leave a special event because he...
Laying out the card on the kitchen table and preparing to make our March for Our Lives banners, I paused. For weeks I had been planning for our family to be part of the movement, and to make a stand...
We had no doubts we wanted our kids to go to St. Agatha Catholic School. A few blocks away from our house, we used to walk by it regularly before kids and dream about how one day we would...
It happened. My son got in the car and said it, "the kids are mean to me." I could feel my insides burn with anger and sadness thinking of his feelings and the impact they will have on his...
It was one of her first art projects at her new school in first grade. She was told to draw a picture of her family and then explain who each person was to her classmates. When her assignment came...
Last December, my son came home with stories full of wonder about a man named Santa, how he’s coming to our house and bringing us presents. He even talked about how we needed to get a Christmas tree so...
My toddler’s cheeks are so kissable. I can barely contain myself from covering them in kisses. Recently, her own little voice is developing. While she is full of sweetness, occasionally her reply is, “No mommy. No more kisses.” Learning to respect her boundaries,...
It was the day after the election and my son had decided to spend the night with grandma, so we took this as an opportunity to go out for dinner and have a nice evening out with our toddler,...
My youngest son, Oliver, was born without his right hand. We adopted him from China when he was ten months old, so he is also the only Asian in our immediate family. Currently, our little man is two-and-a-half-years-old and...

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