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What to get your friends’ kids

Issue:
November 20, 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.

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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Had Kids

Issue:
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.

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This Article is About Family Therapy

Issue:
May 20, 2020

Mental health and therapy have always been taboo topics within the Asian American community. But, if we’re able to move past that stigma, therapy can be a life-changing, super-charged version of self-care. 

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Following Family Recipes: A Saga

Issue:
June 11, 2020

When certain nostalgic cravings hit, I love the idea of getting to follow family recipes. The eating portion is great, the "aw I get to connect with my family" is great, but the "here's a semi-legible recipe/grocery list, good luck" makes it much more of a challenge.

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Danish Nostalgia: Understanding My Parents’ California

Issue:
November 15, 2021

Examining the allure of Solvang, California in an attempt to better understand my parents.

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

Issue:
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

Issue:
November 24, 2020

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

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Family Lockdown

Issue:
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?

Issue:
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

Issue:
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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