Meeting Mom

| April 15, 2013

When we first arrived at my mother’s, she was in the mist of making dinner. We greeted, we hugged… then she went back to cooking and announced that she would set us up for dinner and then go to someone’s birthday party that evening. There would be dinner and dancing, two of her favorite activities. [...]

Different Ways to Express Love

| August 13, 2012

After traveling for two days in the car, my children and I picked up my mom in Seattle. We went to a beach and biked on a family bike in the morning. In the afternoon, she wanted to go shopping at Macy’s. It would not have been my first choice, but it was also my [...]

Crunchy Mamas in Las Vegas

| July 15, 2012

My image of Las Vegas has been jaded by the lens of Hollywood. I should have known that the same people who have thus far turned natural birth into some horror flick, would have scandalize a perfectly quaint little city … I’m not saying that the seedy stuff isn’t there. I’m just saying that the [...]

The Divine Mystery introduced me to a Chinese sister

| April 11, 2012

For so long my image of China has been colored by a century of revolution, wounds in my family of origin and the disenchanted Chinese people I’ve encountered in the US and in China, and of course, the internet news articles I happen across. Perhaps what the wise ones say is true: we collect evidence [...]

Practice what you preach, the art of mothering yourself

| February 6, 2012

How often have we, as mothers – as nurturers, tend to the needs of everyone around us and often forget to nurture ourselves?