Archive for tag 'cultural traditions'


16 Diwali Activities & Crafts

The Hindu festival of Diwali is coming up soon – on Oct 23! Diwali (or Deepavali, as our family and many others call it) is basically a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, and a time to be with family. As much as I would like to channel Kelly from The Office, I’ll attempt at giving a […]


At a traditional Dol (Korean first birthday celebration), a fortune telling ritual called a Doljabi happens where the child chooses their own fortune. I love this part of every Dol because it’s always fun and interesting to see what a baby will pick. It’s a great little activity that centers the attention on the birthday […]

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We got Baby Owl’s ears pierced.

In my experience, the topic of baby ear piercing has the potential to create some pretty heated arguments, at least in America. There are some who argue that it’s unfair to the baby, because it changes the baby’s body and she doesn’t get to make the choice herself. There are some who even suggest that […]


The Struggle to Infuse Culture as a 2nd Generation Asian-American

GONG XI FA CAI!  (That’s Happy Chinese New Year! in Mandarin) This past weekend, we celebrated Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, over a feast of authentic Chinese food. A whole roasted chicken – signifies prosperity. Steamed Whole Fish – symbolizes abundance for the coming year. Lion’s Head Meatballs – represents strength […]


My baby sleeps in a basket

It’s that sweet time at the end of a long day… it’s bed time. She’s had her dinner. She’s had her bath. She’s lathered in coconut oil and zipped up in her warmest PJ’s. The only next step is to tie her into her basket. Wait. What?? Baby O in her pusuk at 1 week […]

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