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This morning I awoke to my son asking, “Mommy, can we make something today?” We haven’t been doing as many crafts at home since school started. They bring home tons of artwork each week so on the weekend I try to get them outside instead. This past week we have been making Chinese New Year Read More

Rat Mouse Decoration and Photo Prop

Have fun with this Rat Mouse Decoration tutorial for your Chinese New Year event. They are fun to create and make cute photo props for your Year of the Rat celebration. Supplies grey paper, thinner paper is easier to fold (I used 10 inch square origami paper) red construction paper disposable chopstick, Popsicle stick, or Read More

DIY Chinese New Year Lantern Decorations

  Supplies black construction paper red paper (thinner paper is easier to fold. I used red origami paper, 10″ square) ribbon or string red envelope glue scissors Instructions This is an easy craft but since red envelopes come in many sizes, please adjust the measurements based on what you think looks best. For younger children Read More

Last Minute Chinese New Year Outfits 2020

This happens every year… I swear I’m not going to get all crazy about the holiday and then last minute I’m frantically searching for Chinese New Year outfits. Here’s my round-up of budget friendly options for the whole family that you can still order and have delivered in time to look festive at your family Read More

Winter Warming Tea Recipe

We are a family of boba lovers. In the summer I often make our favorite drink—blended watermelon with boba—just two ingredients but so refreshing and cooling! During the colder months, I like to make a non-caffeinated tea which the kids enjoy warm with boba, a reward for reading Sagebooks. This warming tea recipe includes Chinese Read More

Feed the Frog Game to Learn Chinese Characters

It’s cold, rainy, and we are all recovering from the flu… still… since Thanksgiving day. Being stuck at home is making all of us stir crazy. One day there was a gnat trapped inside (like us!) and my son was chasing it around the apartment. That’s when I got the idea for the Feed the Read More

Mango Coconut Tapioca Chia Pudding Recipe

The other day I went with my workmates to a Thai cooking class. We learned to make 3 delicious dishes but dessert was not in our budget. Since then I’ve been craving mango sticky rice so I decided to come up with this Mango Coconut Tapioca Chia Pudding Recipe. It tastes like mango sticky rice Read More

Holiday Movies in Mandarin Chinese

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Time to get out your fuzzy house slippers, fuzzy robes, fuzzy blankets and pile onto the couch to watch a movie and stay warm. Here’s a list of family friendly holiday movies in Mandarin Chinese available on Netflix. Holiday Movies with Mandarin Audio on Netflix Alien Xmas Read More

Habbi Habbi Reading Wand Review

Last week Monday was a school holiday. That night my daughter came down with a fever and was home from school for 3 days. That’s total of 4 days that one of us had to stay home from work because we have no back up childcare. The first morning with my sick baby, I had Read More

Book That Inspired My Son To Write

My son still remembers the Museum of Natural History in New York City, even though it’s been two years since our last visit. Perhaps that is why he enjoyed the book Dear Dinosaur so much. This is the book that inspired my son to write on his own! Really not a big deal, but kind Read More