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Lisa Aihara

Lisa Aihara is a visual artist and writer based in Los Angeles. A mom of two, Lisa draws (pun intended) inspiration from her own life, her sense of humor, playful art style, and her knack for storytelling to create an emotional connection. Find her online at www.lisaaihara.com.

Lisa Aihara

Lisa Aihara is a visual artist and writer based in Los Angeles. A mom of two, Lisa draws (pun intended) inspiration from her own life, her sense of humor, playful art style, and her knack for storytelling to create an emotional connection. Find her online at www.lisaaihara.com.

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In Defense of Video Games: I'd Give My Son a Game Before a Tablet

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September 14, 2022

I would rather my son start playing video games than just watching TV. I believe there are a lot of benefits to playing video games, despite it being unfairly blamed for violence and obesity.

Family Summer Bucket List for Adventure Days

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August 15, 2022

A bucket list for families to embrace an adventure mindset with kids during the summer.

Stop Overpacking

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June 14, 2022

Traveling can feel overwhelming as an overpacker. Use this packing template so you can focus on the actual fun of the trip, not what to bring and how much!

Personal Color Analysis Changed My Relationship with Clothes

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May 14, 2022

Personal color consultation will tell you what colors look best on you. For a mom of two, it meant the beginning of a chromatastic adventure.

The Business of Holding Yourself Back in Business

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April 14, 2022

As a Japanese American, are we bound to be nothing more than excellent individual contributors?

Married Couple Answers Relationship Questions from Yo! Team

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February 15, 2022

Lisa and Steven answer some relationship questions from the Yo! editorial team.

If You Gave Up on the Bullet Journal, Maybe You Did It Wrong

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January 11, 2022

The Bullet Journal is a life changing method of decluttering your mind and doing more with your time. If you don't agree, maybe you did it wrong.

To Santa or not to Santa, that is the question

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December 12, 2021

To Santa or not to Santa, that is the question. More than ever, it takes a lot of effort and maneuvering on the parents’ part to keep this magic alive. Some will say that the fight is worth it, others will argue it’s time to stop lying to our kids—because yes, that is what it takes sometimes to keep it going. Lying.

What to get your friends’ kids

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December 12, 2021

The magic sweet spot for friends’ kids gifting is it has to be useful enough for the parent to appreciate it, but still fun for the kid (because you want to be the cool one), and also something kind of off the mainstream path so the parent hasn’t gotten it for them yet. Oh and obviously not super expensive because dude, you’re just the weird auntie/uncle still, and no need to invest in that kind of relationship.

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Had Kids

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November 20, 2021

Small talk is small talk, I get that. But I do wish that these “new parent-isms” we spit out at these folks were a bit more helpful.