These Chinese reading progress videos show how my daughter went from single words to fluid reading. It's humbling and encouraging to see the growth over time!
My immigrant mother was a sentimental hoarder, afraid to lose everything. Her sudden death forced me to become minimalist.
Starting the year off with reflections of the last decade. Many ups and downs (rock bottom, really) which eventually led to this passion project.
This holiday, we hosted 12 days of giveaways to thank you for being part of our journey and to support businesses that have positively impacted us!
In addition to scrap paper and recycled cardboard, here are our must-have school and art supplies for language learning and general creative fun!
When we are no longer here, I hope this memory journal can help, comfort, and remind our children about meaningful things we learned together.
Happy 6th birthday to my daughter! Reflecting on 6 years of our language learning journey.
Creating a homework routine with young children can be challenging, especially for homeschoolers. Here are 6 practical tips for surivival and success!
I asked Auntie if my Chinese accent is improving. She replied in accented English: "I understand what you say. Just like you understand my English, even though this is the best I can do."
My children have been learning 3 languages, and our trilingual schedule is unbalanced. Here's a close look at the language breakdown and challenges.
Letting go of guilt over our lack of Lunar New Year decorations and Asian food. Culture can be shared and enjoyed in many ways, and we will make our own family traditions!
Raising multilingual children requires honesty, commitment, and flexibility. Here's a look back on lessons learned with my husband and 2 kids in 2018.
Despite my lack of fluency, my daughter loves to speak, sing, and read Chinese. She knows and understands >1000 characters due to strategies described in this post.
The multilingual language journey is filled with challenges. But surrendering everything to Jesus gives faith, love, and hope.
This summer was productive for Chinese and Korean learning, but there was not enough time and interest for English reading. Although my daughter seemed ready to transition to workbook math, she benefited most from hands-on materials and verbal word problems.
After making a summer bucket list for fun outings, we made a schedule and set learning goals for Chinese, Korean, English, and Math.