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Christmas Rules

The stress level of Christmas can be overwhelming. Christmas season is meant to be a time of joy. But the high expectations of the all the luxurious gifts and competition are not ideal. Everyone has a different experience. Some feels the financial pressure and or family conflict that Christmas brings. In any family, there can… Continue reading Christmas Rules

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The Thankful Heart

As I stood in silence by the bay window drinking my morning green tea, I noticed all the Christmas presents around the tree. I start to feel thankful. Although Thanksgiving is over, that doesn’t mean I have to stop saying what I am grateful for. So I begin to reflect on things I am grateful.… Continue reading The Thankful Heart

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Why I Blog about Food?

Growing up, I hated cooking Hmong food. All the preparation that goes into a dish can take hours before actually cooking the dish. It wasn't worth my time! Learning how to cook Hmong food wasn't time efficient. So you are probably wondering why I’ve started to blog about Hmong food? Well to be honest, because… Continue reading Why I Blog about Food?

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Hmong Rice Porridge in Instant Pot

Perfect dish when someone isn’t feeling well. Or just quick bite on a cold day. Cooking Rice Porridge has never been easier with a Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Ingredients A quart of Water A cup Jasmine Rice Half a stalk Lemongrass 2 oz Chicken (optional) 1 scallions/ green onions (optional) Pinch Salt Step 1: Prepare… Continue reading Hmong Rice Porridge in Instant Pot

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The Working Mom Guilt of a Sick Child

This weekend I notice my oldest showing signs of the FLU, I went on a rage to disinfect in hope to prevent it from getting worst and or even spreading within the household. To be honestly, I fear missing work and falling behind. As the breadwinner, I feel responsible to work. Too often working mothers… Continue reading The Working Mom Guilt of a Sick Child

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Self-Care Sundays

Are you find yourself always exhausted and overwhelmed? Consider committing Sunday for self-care. Sunday are perfect day to unwind and press the reset button, reground, and refuel. The Benefits is Self-Care Self-care is such an important component of self-love. After all, the way we care for ourselves sets the tone for how we can care… Continue reading Self-Care Sundays

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The Commitment behind the Elf on the Shelf

Since the Elf on the Shelf came into our hearts back in 2005, it’s become a Christmas tradition for many families. It’s everywhere: classrooms, homes, even in our downtown displays. Whether you love the elf, hate it, or are indifferent to its wiles, now is the time to decide if they will play into the… Continue reading The Commitment behind the Elf on the Shelf