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.
I lived a typical American upbringing. Or, as typical as any American upbringing could rightfully assert itself as being. I was born to two Taiwanese immigrants in Hayward, California, a city in the San Francisco Bay Area. When I was seven, we moved to a nicer — and whiter — suburb 20 minutes east for the incredibly good public school system where I attended and excelled. I was taught by my parents — and the incredibly good public school system — that America was the land of the free, the hom...
At our age, it’s cliché to bemoan how we should have taken better care of our skin when we were young and dumb. Especially now that signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and — yes, even acne — are apparently a way of life.
But beyond our cosmetic appearance, we should also be seeing a dermatologist and getting advice on screening for symptoms of skin cancer and eating certain foods for our skin. Whether you’re headed for your first visit not, here are 10 questions you might want to ask yo...
Are you considering adoption for your family? Whether you choose fostering first, or adoption agencies for domestic or international adoption, you’ll likely encounter many myths about adoption. In honor of November being National Adoption Month, here are a few things to consider before you decide to adopt so you can have a clear understanding of the issues.
Talk about adoption: Important factors to remember
Each year approximately 135,000 children are adopted in the U.S. Though adoption is a ...
Every time people find out I have four kids — and that I bilingual homeschool them in Chinese and English — they call me Super Mom or they ask me for advice, as if being fertile imparted preternatural wisdom or parenting skills. I try to explain that I’m actually a terrible parent, but they always insist that I’m being modest.
Let me be perfectly frank: I am not being modest. I wish I were. I wish I were underselling all the shit I do — but truthfully, I am a mediocre parent and adhere to the...
There is so much trauma around names for Asian Americans. For all people of color, really.
Sometimes it’s the complete inability by white people to say our names, or being asked if our “American” names are our “real” names, or the indignity of having more “palatable” names foisted upon us. For many of us, that dreaded pause right before someone fails at our name is a daily reminder that we do not belong here.
We are invisible.
We are not wanted.
We are foreign.
We matter so little that people...
Winter’s on the wing and with the combined effects of the pandemic and — depending on your geographical location — the actual weather, it can be particularly difficult to engage your kids in any kind of homeschool lessons. Whether you just want to make your child’s homeschool day fun, are at your wit’s end on what to do with your teenagers, or just want some activities that don’t involve the outside, here are some winter homeschool activities for your household to consider this season.
Every industry needs a trailblazer — and the Asian American music industry has Kublai Kwon. Over the past two decades, Kwon co-founded the Asian Hip-Hop Summit, and founded the Los Angeles Koreatown-based music label Red Kloud Society, as well as concert and tour booking agency White Mountain Agency. His latest venture is the virtual music festival series Joy Ruckus Club.
As a scholar of poetry, Kwon pursued a Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Southern California in LA, but he ...
More than any other year, 2020 seems to be forcing families to reconsider all their traditions — whether school, celebration, or holiday related. At least the global pandemic has provided ample opportunities for us to teach our kids gratefulness and giving, as well as how to count our blessings.
Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner, many of us are considering having our kids participate in Giving Tuesday, that falls on December 1 this year. Here are some safe Giving Tuesday ideas for ki...
When you hear the phrase “affirmative action,” what is the first thought that comes to mind? Your thinking probably immediately turns to race in the context of school admissions. Maybe you imagine racial quotas. Now, take a breath. In California, those headed to the polls (or opening absentee ballots) across the state will be confronted by Proposition 16, a ballot item that aims to reverse the ban on affirmative action. No matter how you think of affirmative action — positive or negative — su...
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used for over 2,000 years to combat infections, cleanse surfaces, control diabetes, heal wounds, as well as preserve and flavor foods. Whether used in foods and diets or in health and skin care, the popular home remedy and kitchen staple has been purported to boost your health in various ways. While there is little research on ACV and further studies are needed, there are some proven health benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Though tea tree oil has been used by Indigenous Australians for centuries as a traditional medicine, it has become increasingly popular in alternative medicine and complementary therapy for the last few decades.
Often added into commercial products like soap, toothpaste, and lip balm or sold as an essential oil, it can also be used at home in DIY household cleaners, homemade hand sanitizers, and acne treatments. There are so many healthful and beneficial ways to use tea tree oil.
If your child has ADHD, being informed is vital. Whether it’s the early signs of ADHD in toddlers, how to help your kids with ADHD with their homework or how to deal with virtual learning and ADHD, keeping up with the latest developments is key.
In light of ADHD Awareness Month, we’re bringing you the latest news, trends and research on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — or ADD for those who do not experience hyperactivity.
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Taking your child to the pediatrician: The importance of well-child visits
What to expect during a well-child visit
Well-child visit checklist: Questions to ask your child’s pediatrician
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Celebrating the holidays with virtual classmates: Party planning for online classes
Celebrate together, even when you're apart: Virtual holiday party ideas for friends
How to celebrate with classmates safely in-person