Social Distancing

Me: We need to practice social distancing now so that might mean you can’t go to your friend’s house. T: How about she comes to my house? Me: Not really. T: Then how can I have friends?! I can’t go to their house and they can’t go to my house! I will have no friends!Continue reading “Social Distancing”

Bed Time

Recently T has been going to bed late. In effort to convince her to go to bed earlier, I told her I would take away her playtime if she goes to bed late. Me: T, if you go to bed late, you will lose play time the next day.T: Why?Me: Because there are only 24Continue reading “Bed Time”

Minimal Supervision Kid Activities During Quarantine

It’s been a week since I am stuck at home with my almost 4 year-old only child while trying to work from home. Other than screen time, here are a few activities that require little to no supervision that worked for me. Play-Doh Time My child LOVES Play-Doh! In particular, she enjoys making food itemsContinue reading “Minimal Supervision Kid Activities During Quarantine”

First Day of Lockdown With My Almost 4 Year-Old

Coronavirus is here. Our state just announced that they will be closing all K-12 schools starting Monday. Today, we have opted to pull our almost 4 year-old child out of daycare. At this point, my partner and I have already explained to her about the outbreak and why she might need to stay home forContinue reading “First Day of Lockdown With My Almost 4 Year-Old”

Talking to my Toddler about Race

Since I moved to the United States 16 years ago, race has been a topic that is important and intimate to me. When I started my first part-time job as an after school counselor in West Philadelphia, I was baffled by the inequalities I witnessed. I could not make sense of the drastic difference betweenContinue reading “Talking to my Toddler about Race”

On Becoming Panda Mom (Part Three)

The white sheer curtain was blowing in the clear wind from the open window. The light cedar wood floor was shining gently with the morning sun. Everything was bright and soft. The smell of the grass outside the house blended in with the crisp air. I saw a girl sat straightly on the piano benchContinue reading “On Becoming Panda Mom (Part Three)”