How I Get My Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Image Credit: Mr.TinDC via Flickr Last weekend, my kids came home from an afternoon playing catch at the park with my husband. While they were gone, I cooked up a storm – not just because the house was quiet, but because I was tired of playing short-order cook (no spicy things, no green things, sauce on the side). I made the foods I wanted to eat: stir-fried mushrooms, spicy ma po tofu redolent with onions and garlic, and vegetable soup ....more

Shiseido Benefique Review: Skincare For Changing Seasons

Our partners at Shiseido sent me some products to review, but all the opinions below are my own. This is the time of year that my skin does a Jekyll and Hyde thing. It has switched...more

State of the Union 2015: The Economy & Working Families Top the President's Speech

[UPDATED 7:20 p.m. PST: President Obama laid out a broad and aggressive agenda for his seventh year in office. Read on for more details and reaction from social media. --Grace] ...more
CreativeBugger Wow, 48 hours isn't very long when your spouse is in the hospital and you have ...more

Surprising Statistics That Prove Family Leave Is Broken in the United States

Editor's note: On January 15, 2015, President Obama will call upon Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act of 2014. ...more
It's crazy that the US is the worst of all the developed countries when it comes to parental ...more

No More Female Senate Duo For California? Barbara Boxer Won't Run in 2016

[UPDATE 1/14/15: California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that she will run for the Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer. --Grace} ...more
Crossing my fingers that Kamala Harris joins the race. She'd be an excellent successor to Boxer ...more

Reflections on 2014, Wishing You a Wholehearted 2015

Happy New Year! Before we start a new year, I want to thank all my HapaMama readers for making 2014 a wonderful, busy, full chapter of my writing career as well as my personal life. I really value all the friends I’ve made through this site and appreciate the wonderful dialogues we’ve had ....more

‘Everything I Never Told You’ by Celeste Ng: Unspoken Thoughts About Being Mixed-Race

Celeste Ng’s debut novel Everything I Never Told You: A Novel...more

2014 Women of the Year

Another 365 days has gone by! 2014 proved to be a year in which our online selves became increasingly merged with our offline lives, whether it was in the radical act of posting selfies, in binge-watching TV or streaming podcasts, or in determining what we read or how we teach our children. The common thread that connects many of the notable women of the past year is how they used their Internet lives as an extension of their work, whether they are entertainers, activists, or athletes. ...more
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Creator of #IllRideWithYou Speaks Out on Hashtags and Solidarity

Have you been following the hashtag #IllRideWithYou on Twitter? It's the latest example of online solidarity, with all the many recent discussion about how to be an ally to a less privileged group (think: #CrimingWhileWhite and the recent blog post by The Blind Side subject Leigh Anne Tuohy). ...more
Reading through these posts yesterday blessed me with so much hope for humanity. I needed every ...more

VitaSoy Milk and Tofu Add Asian Flair to Baking

This post is sponsored by our partners at VitaSoy. Read on for some tasty ideas for baking with soy milk and tofu. ...more