Let’s talk about menopause.

Let’s talk about menopause.

Yes, seriously. Looking back, I remember a colleague in Arkansas who would suddenly run and open a window in the middle of winter, murmuring something about hot flashes. And my dear friend Denise has forever coined the phrase in our family, “Is it hot in here,...
Take your kids to work this week!

Take your kids to work this week!

Sure, the official Take Your Kids To Work day was in April, but I don’t think this should be a once-a-year kind of thing. In fact, when Laini was younger, she came to the office every other month or so. Now, it’s more like two to three times a year. But...
Update – Shanghai Lockdown 2022

Update – Shanghai Lockdown 2022

We’ve now been locked down for 6 weeks, and the sentiment in our home sort of shifted every two weeks. And since it’s been a couple of weeks since my first blog, I thought I’d provide an update to the Shanghai Lockdown 2022. THE FIRST TWO WEEKS were...
Shanghai in lockdown

Shanghai in lockdown

You’ve all probably been reading a lot about this lockdown. Some news is probably real… some, maybe not. Lots of wonderfully caring friends (and not-yet-friends) have been asking how we’re doing. So, this provides a snapshot of my personal experience...
Iron sharpens iron.

Iron sharpens iron.

I love my family so very much. Not because we’re all so similar, and everything’s perfect. Rather, we actively work on our our relationships with one another, and we allow iron to sharpen iron. In my discussion with Keri Roberts on her podcast, Ordinary...
Great Girl Adventure 2021!

Great Girl Adventure 2021!

Every 1-2 years, Laini and I embark on a GGA, a Great Girl Adventure. This is basically, also, the only time I’m ever allowed to take photos of her, so prepare yourself! 🙂 The travel and tourism market in China is insanely hot right now, with quite a lot of...