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Rice Cakes & Mandarins

It’s August, so that can only mean back to school prep for teachers, homeschoolers, and parents. Some people are back to school already, and others are year-round homeschoolers. Whatever your schedule looks like, I hope your plans are going wonderfully… Continue Reading →

Happy Chinese New Year’s Eve! I’ve spent the whole of January frustratingly searching for nice cards, so today I gave up and printed some lovely cards from Twinkl. (The symbol is fu “happiness”.) I also made my own ang paos (Mandarin:… Continue Reading →

The Runaway Rice Cake

Continuing our Spring Festival mini topic, we read The Runaway Rice Cake* by Ying Chang Compestine. It’s similar to various “gingerbread” stories like The Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Cowboy, and Gingerbread Baby. There’s a hungry family, an item of food that… Continue Reading →

Surviving Flu Season

Arriving with a whimper instead of a bang, 2017 has rolled in with a special helping of flu for me and the kids. There’s already been a couple of sick days this week, courtesy of a hacking cough, and a massive… Continue Reading →

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