Category Archives: Back to the US

New York City with kids, part 5–The Metropolitan Museum of Art

With the exception of toddler, I highly recommend going to The Met with your kids. If you don’t think they’ll handle actually being at the art, stop by and have a snack and people watch from the steps, a common … Continue reading

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New York City with kids, part 4–Playing in Central Park

After we had lunch at American Girl, we rode a  pedicab (bike taxi) to Central Park. Be wary–the pedicabs can charge drastically different prices and it can get crazy expensive very fast. Confirm their rates and if they take credit … Continue reading

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NYC with kids, part 3–The American Girl Store

If you have a kid who loves dolls between the ages of roughly three and eleven, you can’t miss the American Girl Flagship Store at 75 Rockefeller Plaza. (You can take a virtual tour of the store here.) The first … Continue reading

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Protesting

My NYC/Boston series will return on Friday. Today I wanted to write about the protest our family attended this past weekend. There were more than 800 protests around the country on Saturday to protest Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that … Continue reading

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NYC with kids part 1-where to stay NY or NJ

New York City is one of my favorite places on earth. In this series of posts on NYC, I’ll not only talk about what we did, but give you travel suggestions as well. Not long after school go out, I … Continue reading

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Parent Relationships with US Schools

There is a huge difference between public schools in Singapore and the US, and that is parent participation. In Singapore there is a vibe of “go away” at the schools (or at least at ours) that I was never really … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Graduation

One of the reasons we decided to move back to the US was that while Singapore schools were working out for Elanor, it was blindingly obvious that they weren’t the right fit for Rhiannon. Rhi has some special needs including … Continue reading

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