Category Archives: Ways of life

Dealing with cultural shibboleths, or so it ‘ap-pears’

My husband and I were coming home from church the other day and discussing groceries (yes, right now our lives revolve around such exciting topics as these! Those with young babies will understand … ). “This was the first time … Continue reading

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The global love language of … breastfeeding

“Can a mother forget the infant at her breast, walk away from the baby she bore? But even if mothers forget, I’d never forget you—never.” -Isaiah 49:15 (The Message) This passage has taken on a whole new meaning for me … Continue reading

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Pioneers of multicultural marriages: Singapore-Scotland

As multicultural and interracial marriages grow in popularity, I think it only fitting to honor those who were overcoming (and still are overcoming) cultural and stereotypical barriers in times before ours. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with someone … Continue reading

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‘Mommy’ vs. ‘Mummy’ and other familial terms of respect

Maybe it’s a little too soon to be thinking about it (since my adorable daughter has yet to speak a single coherent word), but how is she going to address me once she grows older? In America we use “Mom” … Continue reading

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After-baby help: Ways to cope during postpartum recovery

Check out my guest post! Thanks to Jana Johnston for sharing.

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The day I pushed the elevator ’emergency help’ button

OK, so it’s always been an idle fascination for me to see the elevator ‘help’ button and wonder what would happen if I pushed it. But I never thought the day would come when I actually pushed it! Well, it … Continue reading

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How to celebrate a newborn baby across cultures

As promised, here’s a little how-to guide for announcing the birth of a multicultural baby across different parts of the world and what to expect! Announcements: Phone calls (Africa), emails (U.S.), Facebook (everyone) It was amazing to see the different … Continue reading

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Welcome, baby daughter!

Friends, it’s official – our multicultural family has grown from 2 to 3! Sorry for the long time in posting. I have been incredibly tardy in getting back to all of you with your questions of, “Have you had the baby yet?” … Continue reading

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Love and marriage quote

“Love and marriage are of the Father’s most powerful means for the making of his foolish ones into sons and daughters.” -George MacDonald, A Daughter’s Devotion (edited by Michael Phillips)

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How to treat a cold when you’re pregnant

Despite my best efforts, I managed to catch a cold during my pregnancy. And all my usual methods of treating colds – herbal medications, remedies, etc. – suddenly fell under grave suspicion. You will not believe how many things have … Continue reading

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