Valentines Day For School

Feb
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There are some pretty awesomely creative stuff out there for Valentines Day:

Our Life Photographed: 2016 New Year In Japan

Jan
20
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It's become a tradition to go back to Japan for New Year. The food, the atmosphere, the company and even the cold weather makes it extra special. So even though every year we contemplate waiting it out and going back in summer instead, we always end up deciding otherwise. In Japanese culture, the new year meal is prepared on new years eve and that same menu (consisting of mostly cold dishes many of them sweet and others pickled) is eaten over the course of the next three days. The reason for that is to save moms the trouble of cooking during the holiday.

Really Big Coloring Poster

Dec
15
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I discovered Pirasta through Instagram one day. So for those wondering, I guess sponsored posts do work! ;) They make "really big coloring posters". Like really really big ones - 63" x 36" to be exact. I've seen giant color posters before and I've even thought about using S's roll paper to cut out a long piece and drawing a bunch of things on there for him to color.

A Baby Sprinkle For Zoe

Dec
1
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If you don't know already, Zoe would be my little sister. She is three years younger than me and is also known as "the best gift my parents ever gave to me". I can't imagine my life without her. She is in (almost) all of my childhood memories, and she is the best keeper of secrets (we know we all need us one of those!). For the longest time ever, my sister was always stuck at a certain age in my mind. I just couldn't imagine her growing up. She is my LITTLE sister afterall, and she's supposed to stay teeny tiny.

Your Own Wrapping Paper!

Nov
4
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Every year right around this season (the holiday season in case you didn't guess), I think about how I would like to wrap our Christmas presents. Yes, some people are weird and think about these things ahead of time! A few years ago, S and I drew our own holiday wrapping paper with white markers on black paper and they came out super cute (if I do say so myself). We finished those with green yarn pompoms and we loved how they looked under the tree. Last year, our gifts were kraft and gold, and that was fun too.

Our pick: Qixels

Nov
2
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We don't want to always buy random unnecessary things for our kids, and you know the toys keep accumulating! So it's exciting when once in a blue moon, you come across a new "toy" that isn't blah and may be worth buying. Cue "Qixels". I came across this toy completely randomly. Our friends have a girl version of this (similar to Beados in the US).

The Art of Kendama

Oct
7
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S received his first Kendama (a traditional Japanese toy - the ken has cups and a spike to fit the ball) from his grandparents in Japan when he was four. He was so excited at first and kept trying to get the ball to land on the plate. The one he got can even convert levels (bigger vs smaller plates depending on your age and level), but he still couldn't get it to land. So he eventually got very frustrated and said he didn't want to play with it anymore.

Miyeokguk - A Korean Tradition

Oct
1
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Miyeokguk is one of my favorite Korean dishes. It literally translates to seaweed (miyeok) soup (guk). Koreans usually eat/drink it for birthdays and during and post pregnancy. Seaweed has a high content of Iodine and Calcium that are both important for nursing mothers. The soup is made with meat (beef) which means it is also a good source of iron. In Taiwanese culture, our post-labor one month healing process revolves around our diet. The one month is dedicated to helping the mother heal and replenish blood and energy.

Enter At Your Own Risk

Sep
28
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We've heard of food too cute/pretty to eat, but doors too cute to enter must be a first. These door decals by Made of Sundays (on Etsy) do just that though, and it's such a fun way to dress up a kids space (or the kid at heart). 

Backyard Movie Night

Sep
23
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School has been happenin' for about a month already and the end of summer or beginning of fall is the best time to throw a backyard movie night. I've been wanting to host one forever and I think the little guy is at the perfect age to appreciate this. It could be a "good job for loving school as much as you do!" or an "I love you so much I'm going to throw you a party with all your close buddies for no reason at all!" -party. Whatever your reason might be, now's a good time to try it. 

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