Generational Names

"This year your highest priority will be your family." Family is important to me, and last week I posted about my baby nephew, along with special foods for new moms. This week I'll be talking about birth names. I remember searching online and flipping through baby books to choose special English names. The more difficult task, though, was picking a Chinese name. That required discussion between my husband and me, plus consultation with both sets of parents. This is because a Chinese … [Read more...]

30 Days of Herbs

"A new relationship is about to blossom. You will be blessed." This Thanksgiving I got to visit my new nephew. The besotted parents were standing nearby, exhausted but beaming. It's a wonder to hold a newborn. There's the sweet peach fuzz of hair and the chubby cheeks. The marvel of tiny fingers and toes. His mother was doing pretty well, considering. She subsisted on a few hours of sleep every day. Luckily, relatives were around to assist. Also, she was placed on a special dietary plan--30 … [Read more...]

Ethnic Baby Dolls

"A mouse can see only an inch." -Chinese proverb A newborn can see up to 12 inches. The New Year reminds me of beginnings...and babies. This may also be because I know a number of new and expecting moms. It's been interesting to see the development of baby dolls over time. I swear that several years ago, I didn't see any Asian dolls at the store. In fact, I had to order one online (thank you, Corolle). Well, there were some Ni Hao Kai-lan ones, but I had wanted a soft baby doll back … [Read more...]