Family

People in grief need allies

The last time I saw Dylan he was dancing on my front porch steps. He…

Girls should be free to make messes and keep the science tidy

This October, astronomy enthusiasts in the northern hemisphere can spot a comet first seen by Pierre…

Back To School? Working Moms Feel Brunt of Pressure

It is back-to-school season, but for many mamas, it’s way more than that. It’s pressure.…

With Difficult Parents, Consider Boundaries Instead of Estrangement

This Mother’s Day, you may have noticed a less cheery marketing tone emerging from your…

How Michelle Yeoh has redefined the meaning of superhero, and what this means for me as a mom

Michelle Yeoh recently made history, becoming the first Asian-identifying woman to win an Oscar for Best…

How becoming a noncustodial mother revealed a lack of peer support and social acceptance

It was a sunny and warm Southern California afternoon as I browsed in a quaint…

We Worry

We teach our sons and daughters to think for themselves, to experience the world and…

Think Before You Spit: DNA Testing Can Disrupt Mature Families

In midlife, I suddenly became a middle child.  Two years ago, our parents sat my younger…

Where to find God? In math, love, the church, the backseat of a car, or the minds of children?

God and math: in my mind, they are connected, and here’s why. Math is formulaic,…

From Burnout to Thriving as a Working Mother: How Working Part-Time is Essential to My Well-Being

“What if you are meant to feel the world as inhospitable, unfriendly, off-track in just…

The bag of the silver-headed woman

This is not a story of sadness, but rather one real story of how not…

Parenting in the In-between space

He was 11 years old. He was skinny and tall, with a head full of…

The Unrecognized Developmental Trauma of Early Relinquishment in Adoption

Note from Author Hello readers.  This writing is basically a paper lifted from my Master of…

A Letter To My 7-month old Daughter

Dear Zahra, On your seven-month birthday, a super massive black hole was seen at the…

It’s Okay to Cry: Grieving as an Asian American

The United States marked a tragic milestone, 1 million COVID deaths. While the country is…