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How Should Japanese American Parents Talk to Their Kids About Race and Racism?

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September 5, 2020

Explore some of the conversations Japanese Americans have had with their kids about racism, what they wish they'd talked about earlier, and how the dialogue may have evolved over time.

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Old Good Things

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November 24, 2020

What are we going to do with all this old stuff?

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Family Lockdown

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March 13, 2021

Homemade kombucha, forts, sourdough crackers, and a chicken coup? Indoor time with the family means time to get creative.

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Christmas Cards: Yea or Nay?

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June 11, 2020

Christmas cards feel like a holiday staple, but not everyone feels the ~spirit~ of the exchange. Are you #TeamChristmasCards??

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Hearing (And Sharing) Our Grandparents' Stories

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June 11, 2020

Deep down, we know it's important to make an effort to hear our grandparents' stories, but starting those conversations can sometimes be challenging. Here's another reminder that it's definitely worth trying.

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The Language Barriers and Links in a MultiLingual Family

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December 1, 2020

Growing up with multiple languages and cultures can mean barriers between family. But, there is beauty in finding common ground where there are gaps.

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Verbalizing Love in our JA Families

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May 23, 2020

We love and appreciate our families, but as Japanese Americans, it can be hard to verbalize our feelings.

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Safe Activities for a Healthy & Happy Halloween

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April 26, 2020

It's the most pumpkin time of the year! We've compiled a list of fun activities to do to stay safe, but still have a happy Halloween.

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GAME TIME: JA Cranium

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September 5, 2020

Trivia, pictionary, origami, and charades -this game has it all! Test out your knowledge of the Japanese American community with this unique take on the beloved game Cranium. For ages 16 and up.

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GAME TIME: The Hiragana Game

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April 26, 2020

Test your Hiragana skills with this fun and free game! For kiddos (and parents!) 6 years and up.

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Bodacious Board Games

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April 26, 2020

Love board games? Come on this journey with me to judge board game packaging. For readers 8 and up.

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GAME TIME: One Liners

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May 20, 2020

You have a scenario, a delivery framework, and your wit. What's the best one-liner you can deal? Grab a group of friends and have a good time!

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Living At Home (Together, Again)

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June 11, 2020

For many students and young adults, moving back home is the new norm. Some might be quick to say that students get the short end of the stick, but who's to say it's a walk in the park for parents? Read some tips for adjusting to living under one roof again.

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Our Family Journey Map

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June 11, 2020

With this journey map activity, you’ll be able to gather some clues about your family’s history. Perfect for all ages - take a look and see what’s inside!

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These Life Choices Will Show Which Dad Phrase You Embody

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April 26, 2020

Fathers and father figures usually give us sound advice, support us through thick and thin, and guide us through our lives. Which mantra do you embody?

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Keep'n It Simple - Japanese American Dad Fashion

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June 11, 2020

Japanese American dad fashion: you know it when you see it and you definitely love to poke fun at it, but you also wouldn’t change a thing.

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To All the Moms I've Loved Before (Well, Just One)

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May 3, 2020

As kids, we loathed the idea of turning into our moms. As adults, there's nothing we love more than seeing the ways their habits and values live on in us.

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What Kind of Mom Are You?

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April 26, 2020

We love our mamas and our maternal figures. Here's a fun way to reflect on all of the wonderful and useful tidbits they've passed on to us.

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