On Being Biracial: “She’s Our White Baby”


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One of the interesting things about being half-Asian and half-Caucasian and having children with someone who is also half-Asian and half-Caucasian is that our children actually look like us.  Well, what I really mean is that strangers think they look like us.  Paul and I […]

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Welcome


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Welcome to our site. Take a look around.  We’ve designed this site for our friends and future friends. We want to talk about the stuff that you are interested in.  Stuff like relationships, parenthood, career, style, travel and food. We live in Chicago so this site will probably focus […]

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Have you ever wanted to quit your job and move to an Island?


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  Have you ever wanted to quit your job and move to an Island? Well, this is exactly what my brother Mark, and his girlfriend Jenn did over seven years ago. So far things are working out quite well for them.  Together, they run a […]

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4 Beauty Products (from someone who does not do beauty products)


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I’ve NEVER been into beauty products. Even in the height of my teen years when I was discovering makeup and beauty I never had a healthy interest in it. I think that comes from my mom.  She’s naturally beautiful and young-looking but has never been […]

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So, what’s it like to be pregnant at 40?


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Well, so far, it’s not too different from being pregnant at 35, 37 or 38. I would know. Being pregnant on my 40th birthday was a little bit of a bummer but not as bad as alternating between wanting to throw up and to curl […]

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Urban Nature Walk


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I grew up in Oregon with this guy, a future conservationist and wildlife aficionado, and a dad with a Ph.D. in Zoology.  So, naturally, “nature walks” were a big part of childhood for my brother and I.  As we walked, we would identify plants and animals […]

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