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Father’s Day Books

We are reading a few silly and heartwarming stories to celebrate dad. Here are our selections for Father’s Day books this year. We borrowed a two of these books from our local library! The public library is such a valuable resource. Borrowing books saves money and trees! It also helps to reduce clutter in your Read More

Sagebooks Intro: Sagebooks are Magic!

I did it. I finally gave in and purchased Sagebooks. With the high price tag it took a lot of consideration. How can Sagebooks charge so much for these books?! The answer is: Sagebooks are magic, sorcery even! Why are these books magic? Because they got my uninterested 4 year old interested in learning Chinese again! Read More

All The Moms

Every Mother’s Day since I became a mom I think about all the moms that have influenced the person I’ve become. We didn’t celebrate Mother’s Day growing up so now I want to thank the moms in my life for the lesson’s they’ve taught me. Here are my reflections and some photos of us then Read More

Taipei Public Library Card

Today I applied for a Taipei Public Library card. There Taipei Public Library has 58 branches in Taipei City, with multiple branches in each district! Did you know that you can apply for a temporary library card while visiting Taipei? It is valid for one month, or until the last day of your extended visa. Read More

Apple Sandwich Recipe and DIY Food Picks

Get your kids to eat sandwiches with this apple sandwich recipe. Shhhh!!! Don’t tell them there’s also cheese and turkey! I remember when we just finished the puree food stage with my son and meal planning was such a chore. We were out on playdates several times a week and when lunchtime rolled around all Read More

Apps For Kids With Touch Audio

In this post I am sharing three reading apps for kids with touch audio feature. I have selected Little Chinese Readers, Storyworld, and Joyreader because they specifically offer the touch audio feature in their stories. At our current reading level we can keep reading the free stories on Joyreader. I have a free subscription for Read More

Get 40% Off Storyworld

As a special promotion for Chinese New Year, Storyworld is offering a 40% discount on any yearly subscription package. Code MM40CNY is valid from 1/30/2019 until 2/05/2019. Once the promotion ends, please enjoy 20% off with code MM20YR. About Storyworld Storyworld is an interactive learning-through-stories language tool for children two years old and up. Their Read More

Free Chinese New York Times

Get free access to New York Times through almost any Public library. Create and account through your library card and receive unlimited access to NYTimes.com including the recipes! That’s a savings of $75 for the year. The free Chinese New York Times online edition in Simplified Chinese is also included. I was able to sign up Read More

Chinese New Year Dragon Activity

Another rainy day here so we are spending the morning on this Chinese New Year dragon activity inspired by an image from It’s always Autumn. It’s likely you’ll already have all the supplies needed for this activity. I used some empty cracker/biscuit boxes. Autumn uses cereal boxes so I adjusted the size accordingly. We are Read More