Preparing Your Firstborn for the Arrival of a New Sibling (or two!)

I started thinking about how to prepare A for the arrival of a new brother and sister quite a while back. One of my favorite books on the topic is The Second Baby Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, a popular gentle parenting activist. In the book she talks a lot about not only the experience of [...]

10 Ways to Promote Oral Language Development in a Multilingual Environment (Ages 0-3)

I've been asked a few times to do a post about how I promote oral language at home, particularly since we are a bilingual household. My husband is Japanese and speaks Japanese to my now two-year old son and I speak primarily English. At two years old, my son is able to have conversations in [...]

5 Baby Products You Need Living in Central Tokyo (and a few you don’t!)

Living in Central Tokyo, especially as a person who grew up in a more rural situation (aka driving everywhere!) can be a learning curve when it comes to baby products. Now that my son is two, I feel like I am a bit wiser as far as baby products go! Here's a list of five [...]

Asahi at 15 Months

I know I haven't been the best at keeping up with Asahi's updates...I actually have monthly updates written down in a journal that I plan on typing up to post to the blog as well, but I haven't gotten to it yet. So much has changed since his first birthday so I wanted to do [...]