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  • Singapore for Food Lovers

    Fellow Medill School of Journalism alum, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,  just released her first book A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family....

  • Please, Eat. We Will Take Your Child.

    I am very protective of my son. I have a back up plan if I ever see someone try to snatch him. I assume adrenaline will kick in, I will sprint...

  • 'Tis the Season in Hong Kong

    I have never really been out of the country during the Christmas season, but like all good commercial centers, Hong Kong had already broken out...

  • Little Ambassadors

    I’ll admit it, I have a friendly kid. He doesn’t have a lot of stranger anxiety. As long as he knows mom and dad are close, he will...

  • Off to Travel Dreamland Again

    We all can’t travel all the time. There would be chaos and no one to make your morning latte if we did. No, when I can’t travel,...

  • Grandma Knows Best

    A funny thing happened when we were traveling in China. Several times women stopped to say hello to Dek, and would then turn to me and start...

  • Trying to use a car seat in China

    I know I might get a lot of backlash for this, but given our recent trip to China, I’m questioning whether I would haul a car seat along...

  • Do you really need kid-centric activities?

    I often wonder if I should be looking for more kid-friendly activities and places to go with Dek. The answer I usually come up with is no. When...

  • Adventures in Diaper Changing

    When we entered Jingshan Park (Coal Hill) overlooking the Forbidden City in Beijing I knew that I needed to get Dek strapped on for a nap. First...

  • Finding Diapers in China

    While I was on press in China, I did a quick Google search on “diapers in china” or something to that effect. A woman’s travel blog...

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