I am a freelance writer, Entertainment Section Editor at Mochi Magazine, + the Living Justice Editor at Diverging Mag. You can find me on sites like Romper, Scary Mommy, Mom.com, + Mochi Magazine.
Baby Name Trends for 2023
From nostalgic names to completely invented ones, the baby name trends for 2023 are absolutely singular and distinctive!
8 Baby Names Banned Around the World
While the US lets almost any baby name fly, that is not the case around the world. Here are some baby names that have been banned.
Can You Get Pregnant With Your Tubes Tied?
Are you considering getting a tubal ligation? Here’s what you need to know about your risks of getting pregnant after getting your tubes tied.
What Is the Story Behind Elf on the Shelf?
Have you ever wondered how the Elf on the Shelf became a holiday tradition? Well, wonder no more. Read on to find out the Elf on the Shelf origin story.
What's the Difference Between Immunization and Vaccination?
With so many illnesses on the rise, a lot of medical jargon like immunization and vaccination are tossed around. What do they mean and what’s the difference?
9 Christmas Presents for Kids That Won't Break the Bank
If you’re on a budget: Christmas gifts that are easy on your wallet
Consider experiences instead of gifts
Gifts that even Marie Kondo would love
It’s that time of year again — and while your little ones might be super excited about presents, it’s also a good time to consider whether or not children really need all those expensive gifts (or receive any at all). For many kids, Christmas gifts and other holiday goodies are the reason for the season. Even though that might not be possible, it doe...
How to Tell Your Kids You're Pregnant
How to tell your kids you are pregnant
How to tell kids you are pregnant: Keep it simple
How will your child react?
Finding out you’re pregnant with another child can be very exciting, especially if you’ve been trying to add to your family for some time. You probably can’t wait to tell some close friends and family, or perhaps you’re waiting to tell everyone until you hit the second trimester.
If you have other children, you may be wondering when and how to tell your kids you’re pregnant, and...
My Child Tested Positive for COVID. What Do I Do Now?
If our kids get COVID, it can be super overwhelming and scary. Read on for tips on how to care for your children when they test positive for the coronavirus.
Should I Give My Child the Flu Shot?
Are you wondering if you should get your child the flu shot this cold and flu season? Find out what the experts say in the following article.
I Won’t Force My Kids to Hug Me or Anyone Else
Now that I’m an adult and have kids, I’m teaching my children that their bodies are their own and that they're allowed to say no to physical affection. This can be especially difficult when family members equate respect with compliance.
Growing up as a child of Taiwanese immigrants, I never had a sense that my body or my emotions and mind were my own. Though my parents weren't as overbearing as other parents, I knew what was expected of me. I would say and feel what they told me was appropria...
NBCU’s TV Writers Program: Emman Sadorra Brings Vulnerability and Comedy to The Writers’ Room
Unlike the stereotypical Pinoy who loves the spotlight, Emman Sadorra never loved being in front of the camera. In our interview, he laughs when I ask him why and notes that he was already “very self-conscious” in the Zoom setting we were in. “It’s true! I grew up in a culture that really does love to sing and perform and act. I love watching and being around that stuff. But I’ve always found myself more comfortable behind the scenes in a creative role,” Sadorra shares.
Sadorra is a queer, se...
“Triangle of Sadness” Actor Dolly de Leon Reveals Abigail’s Backstory
Warning: This article contains spoilers for “Triangle of Sadness.”
Film critics and audiences are acclaiming Filipina actor Dolly de Leon as the breakout star of the Palme d’Or-winning film “Triangle of Sadness,” where her electrifying performance shines in the second hour and half of the Marxist-infused dramedy. “Triangle of Sadness” features an ensemble cast of British arms makers, Slavic businessmen, influencers, and sycophantic managers aboard a luxury yacht that eventually sinks, leaving...
“Blockbuster” Brings the Enthusiasm of Randall Park, but Is it Enough?
Remember the blue and yellow ambiance, the sweet candy and microwave-buttered popcorn smell, and those friendly Blockbuster staff who would greet you walking into your local Blockbuster? I do. And if you were lucky enough to frequent the video rental franchise in 1999, there was even a short stint where a Pokemon Snap station would be there waiting for you.
That’s the nostalgia that Netflix’s new comedy “Blockbuster” hopes to capture. The 10-episode series follows Timmy, the manager of the la...
Director Kevin Tancharoen Talks Heroics, Trauma, and Cultural Differences in Netflix’s “Thai Cave Rescue”
“The real heroes don’t come out and tell you that they are heroes,” Kevin Tancharoen, director of Netflix’s “Thai Cave Rescue,” tells Mochi Mag over Zoom.
Wearing his signature snapback, there’s a wall of noirish moodboards spanning behind him. After a string of sweltering fall days in Los Angeles, the Thai American director shares that the moodboards are for his latest project, “The Brothers Sun,” a dark action-comedy show starring Michelle Yeoh. The show, in his words, is “a dream, but hect...
I'm Not Looking Forward to Going Through the Baby Years Again
After five-and-a-half glorious years of coddling what was to be our last baby, I discovered I was pregnant with our fifth child earlier this year. My friends are delighted because all of us were done having children and the only way to get a baby fix was to make new (and younger) friends. No thanks. They have thanked me for my sacrifice.
If I had to choose between an infant or a toddler, I’d choose an infant every time. They’re incredibly simple creatures. Few situations arise where a diaper ...