Kate: the 2nd year: Languages

First I would like to thank craigslist for helping us find all of our French and Japanese babysitters. Kate is blessed with the gift of language early in her life.  Angie and I both speak Mandarin at home, and so Kate’s mother tongue is Mandarin. When she was 1 years old, we hired a babysitter […]

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Kate: the first year: diet

Angie took the red pill: She started reading the Super Baby Food book and she decided that we will be making all of Kate’s food ourselves. I was lazy and didn’t read the book but the basic principle was that you want lots of colors in the food you give your baby.  There are about […]

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My heroes

Sam – for his positive attitude towards life.  Always looking at the funny side of things.  For his love of bicycling and exercise. For his dedication to his family Dennis Yu – For his obvious love and passion of running.  His love of the science behind running Dean Karnazes – his book inspired me to […]

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Kate: the first year: Elimination/potty training

Kate is 4 years old now, I’m ready to finally share with the world about how Angie and I decided to raise her.  Our choices and methods are extreme and it caused us a lot of isolation with other parents, but it was all worth it. When Kate was 3 month old, Angie and I […]

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How to discipline a 4 year old

We are traveling in Paris with kate, my 4 year old daughter, I need some advice. 1) She likes to ask ‘why’ endlessly I can’t get a moment of peace. And she would either ask the same ‘why’ question to something I’ve already answer or she would follow an answer with another ‘why’ 2) She […]

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Kate: a happy child

When someone asks me how Kate (my 4 year old) is doing, the first word that always come out of my mouth is ‘she is very happy’.  It’s pretty amazing that this kid is always happy. Very little gets her down.  When she and I get into our disagreements, it takes me half a day […]

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