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I’m the one looking at the camera. Aren’t you lovin’ our knee-highs and pigtails? I was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the States when I was 2. I grew up in a relatively traditional Chinese household — respect was demanded from my parents, people older than me were addressed as Auntie and Uncle, we […more]

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Very excited today to be discussing our February book selection, The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared! Did you get a chance to read it? I’ve got 3 questions below, and Shelly’s got some as well over on her blog. Feel free to discuss any or all of the questions […more]

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Just wanted to pop-in and remind those that want to discuss The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared that it’s happening tomorrow, Feb. 27th. Answer any or all my discussion questions in the comment section. Ask questions of your own. Or, link-up a blog post with your review and/or the […more]

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I had off on President’s Day & instead of spending the day with the kids, I took a day for myself. Guilt-free. So here’s how a mom spends the day without her kids. 7:30am: I couldn’t sleep-in since my kids needed getting ready for the day but the rest of the day was pretty relaxing. […more]

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Feb
20

Thank you notes

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Both Mrs. AOK: a work in progress & I were inspired by Jimmy Fallon. Thank you, small feet. I rarely buy shoes in girls’ sizes. But, I immediately put these girls’ chambray slip-on sneakers in my shopping bag. Yay for smaller prices too. FYI, my size 6.5/7 feet fit into the girls’ size 4. Thank […more]

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Feb
17

Never say never

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For those of you with kids, remember a time when you didn’t have kids (I know, it’s hard)? I remember when I was pregnant with my first (and even before that), all the parenting “nevers” I thought. Wouldn’t you know that the second I was in labor & delivery, it aaaaaaalllllll started going out the […more]

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Feb
13

Thank you notes

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Both Mrs. AOK: a work in progress & I were inspired by Jimmy Fallon. Thank you, Parents’ Night Out at J’s school on Valentine’s Day. I am putting on a pretty dress and the hubs and I are going to get some steak and lobster. I just hope O doesn’t freak out. It’ll be her […more]

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I’m linking up with Jana and Steph for “Show us your books!” today. I enjoy this linkup because I always have good books to add to my Goodreads after clicking-through all the links! I finished 3 books in January, and if I can keep up this pace, I’ll reach my goal of reading 24 books […more]

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Hi friends! Shelly and I are so happy to announce our book selection for March! We wanted to give you plenty of time to get your hands on a copy. So, without further ado, our book selection for March is: Wonder by RJ Palacio It’s about a boy with a birth defect that has kept […more]

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Feb
6

Thank you notes

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Both Mrs. AOK: a work in progress & I were inspired by Jimmy Fallon. Thank you, readers. For staying with me even though I’m posting less frequently. Thank you, book lovers. For joining Shelly and me in our discussion of Eat Pray Love. And for looking forward to this month’s discussion of The 100-year-old man. […more]

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Feb
4

5 random things

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I don’t have anything significant to say today, but I just wanted to write and wanted to be heard. You know what I mean, right? Anyways, here’s 5 random thoughts swirling in my head. 1. I’m in the market for an espresso maker (

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