Our lives are not all about us. If we are lucky, our lives are shared. And those who love and support us are on the journey as well.
The first few months of pregnancy asked me to think about my birth mother in ways that I never had before. What were her hopes for me? Her hopes for herself? And the unanticipated reasons that we couldn’t be together?
A few weeks ago, my husband and I boarded our plane headed back to the U.S. from Beijing. This was Continue Reading
The Ming Tombs is a Beijing historical site that I have longed to visit since I was a little girl. Continue Reading
Chinese New Year in China is like Christmas time for the West! Families come together once again, give gifts, and Continue Reading
Parents, how many times have you imagined what your children first looked like? Did you ever think of how small Continue Reading
Beijing is bordered by mountains. Northwest of the city, in the foothills lies Fragrant Hills (Xiangshan Park). Renowned for its Continue Reading
When I was in Chinese school, the students would learn and then drill, in the Chinese fashion, songs and dances Continue Reading
For a long time (as long as I can remember) I’ve had these swirling, conflicted thoughts and feelings about being Continue Reading
I keep catching colds here in China and am constantly in need of a warm, delicious meal. I think the Continue Reading