What I Learned From Hearing Grace Lee Boggs Speak

With her white hair, floral dress, and wheelchair, Grace Lee Boggs looked like she could have been someone’s elderly Chinese grandmother. But when she took the stage, the auditorium full of people who were used to being the ones talking — from veteran journalists to young YouTube sensations — leaned in to hear her every word....more

Umpqua Tragedy: We Need to Understand What's Behind Mass Shootings

As a blogger and news editor, I’m so weary of running these posts. Reactions to mass shootings at college campuses, like the one at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday. At elementary schools. At churches. At gurdwaras. At movie theaters. On live television. The mass shootings just become more and more common....more

Awkward Questions About My Mixed Dog

“What a cute dog! What is she?” As anyone who follows me on Facebook or Instagram knows, our family recently got a new puppy. And while I knew that in many ways, having a new dog in the house would be kind of like having another new baby – the sleepless nights, cleaning up various messes– there was one thing I wasn’t prepared for ....more

Farm Fresh to You: Organic Fruits and Vegetables Delivered

This post is sponsored by our partners at Mom It Forward and Farm Fresh to You. All opinions expressed are my own....more

What to Expect in Season 2 of Fresh Off the Boat

Image Credit: Disney/ABC Get the popcorn ready… the Huangs are back on primetime for season two of Fresh Off the Boat! I had the chance to get a sneak preview of this fall’s first episode last Friday night at CAAMFest in San Jose...more

Fall Traditions: Pumpkin Patch Photoshoot Tips #AsianMomBloggers

Pumpkins, during my childhood, came from a bin in front of the local Kroger — or perhaps a “pumpkin patch” set up in a parking lot. It wasn’t until I had a toddler who needed socialization and outdoor exercise… every… single… day… that I experienced a trip to a local pumpkin farm. When Big Brother was about a year old, we joined our neighborhood moms’ group for an outing ....more

Internet Says #IStandWithAhmed After Texas Police Arrest 14-Year-Old For Homemade Clock

I have a 13-year-old son who loves science and engineering, and I'd be thrilled if he built a clock all by himself—and I'd hope his teachers would be, too. Unfortunately, that's not what happened on Monday to Ahmed Mohammed, a high school freshman in Irving, Texas. When the story broke about the boy being handcuffed and taken into police custody after his English teacher deemed the homemade science project "suspicious". ...more
So um, lets pretend we have a brain. Shall we? ....The teacher that said this "looked like a ...more

I Can Finally Celebrate National Dog Day

Happy National Dog Day! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already noticed that we got a new addition to our family. Yes, first a hamster, then… a dog! ...more

Who You Calling Anchor Baby? #MyAsianAmericanStory

That’s me… as a baby… back in the 1970s… with my parents… who were both legal immigrants to the U.S. After the resurrection of the term “anchor baby” in this presidential primary season, I thought I’d post this photo of our family as part of the #MyAsianAmericanStory hashtag that’s trending on Twitter. As I’ve mentioned before, my parents came to America after the Immigration Act of 1965 relaxed the restrictions on Asians entering the United States. Like most of the people who were eligible under that new law, my parents were highly educated or skilled workers — my dad was studying for a Ph.D. in engineering and my mother had just completed...more

Why Feminists Should Be Concerned About Trump's 'Anchor Baby' Comments

The term “anchor babies” — a throwback to the right-wing immigration reformers of the 1990s and early 2000s— is in the news again. And as this debate over whether this is term is derogatory (and the American Heritage diction has listed it as offensive) or not gets going once again, feminists should be watchful of how the term frames and blames women for these so-called unwanted immigrants....more
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