At the start of summer, an article about secondary drowning had gone viral, usually accompanied with pleas from well meaning friends to "please read. You can never be too careful." Like a good mother, I read it. A couple of weeks ago, an official from some environmental government agency and one of the guards from… Continue reading You Can Never Be Too Careful
Besides hearing that Singapore is "Asia-light," the other most common thing people would comment about is the heat. Singapore is hot! All year long! Really hot! You don't get a break! It's the same - hot, hot, hot - all year long. Hot. "Do you think you will like that?" Wait...are we moving to the… Continue reading A Moment of Living in the Moment
We've been in Singapore almost 3 weeks. We are out of the hotel and every day I feel more and more certain we picked the right place to live. We have three beds, a couch, TV and Internet, toys and boxes of clothes we will never wear here. There are dishes all over the… Continue reading Settling In
This very Shanghai-centric post is my last for Shanghai Family. If you've never lived in Shanghai, you may not get some of the references (but maybe they'll entice you enough to come see our adopted home for yourself!). AND as an added bonus, a double feature! I wrote an article for Shanghai Family's print magazine and they've decided to put it… Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Me
I read an article recently about things only moms of boys would understand. I have 2 sons and no daughters. Some things made me laugh. Others made me a little confused. I often hear mothers who have at least a boy and a girl talk about how different they are - in the stereotypical way… Continue reading All Boy
What kind of mother/daughter/blogger would I be if I let Mother's Day pass without a post, or even a mention of my mother, and all the mother's who inspire and teach and helped make me the greatest mom ever? Or a shout out to my kids to show how much I love them and what… Continue reading The Mother’s Day Post (Or, How to Lose All your Facebook Friends in 960 words or less.)
We've known for a while but I guess it's time to make it official…we're moving to Singapore! My feelings on the subject vacillate between being excited to being very excited to panic. There are many things I will not miss: the pollution, worrying about how many chemicals I'm ingesting by eating an apple, the pollution,… Continue reading Big News and Deep Thoughts
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There is an indoor play place here in Shanghai where my kids love to go. Nicknamed, the "slide with the balls" (astutely, as there is slide that dumps into a shallow pool of balls), its is almost always the first place named when asked, "what do you want to do today?" I imagine it's like… Continue reading The Mom Who Cried Wolf
That's right, an actual, legitmate website (that is not my own or someone I'm related to) is going to start publishing some of my writing. Right now, I'll be writing online articles every other week for Shanghai Family magazine. As you might have guessed, it is geared toward expat families living in Shanghai. I'm hoping maybe I… Continue reading I’ve been published!