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Lynnette Li
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Curiosity Above Incredulity
"Why did you do that?" I ask my daughter, through a clenched jaw.  One minute ago my son erupted in a sea of tears and I approached my children, as calmly as possible. They'd been playing together quietly until now and so I ask the pair of them, "what happe...

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My first blogpost as a 37-year-old. It's reflection on parts of Chinese culture that I'd like to do without. A commitment to the kind of person and parent I want to be. I'd be so honored if you read it.

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My thoughts lately... and one reason I'm voting for Hillary.

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I Belong Here
I woke this morning in the dark; I wish my kids understood the beauty of "falling back" for daylight savings time. My body left warmth on the sheets of my bed, my lungs breathed in some autumn chill, and I thought to myself, I belong here. It's the same aut...

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My latest blogpost. I'd be so honored if you would read it.

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My Daughter Might Call You Fat. Please Remain Calm.
She's really into using adjectives lately. She likes to stop and touch flowers, twigs, rocks, on the side of the street. She tells me they are smooth, bumpy, wet, dry, or slippery. She likes to touch my hair, my hands, the mole on my right cheek. They are s...

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In a piece by Kim Brooks in NYMag earlier this month, she writes that people make families for the opposite reason they make art. Here's why I disagree.

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Parenting, Like Art, is a Revolt
I recently read Kim Brooks’ piece A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mom in New York Magazine. And I have some thoughts about it. I tried to be legit and I sent a "letter to the editor" to NYMag, but while I wait for them to discover the genius of my thoug...

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Chris Rock Made an Asian Joke: A Confession, and My Thoughts
On Monday morning my husband and I were very romantically hovering over the bathroom sink, sonicare-ing our teeth, and simultaneously scrolling through Facebook on our phones. He paused the vibration of his toothbrush to say, "looks like people are pretty u...

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