Nǐ hǎo, and thank you for stopping by! I'm Nicole. Wife, mama to 4, by birth and adoption, homeschooler, hobby farmer, chicken wrangler, sourdough baker, photographer, blogger, bookworm, orphan care advocate.
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Értóng Jié Kuàilè! Happy Children’s Day! On June 1, the Chinese celebrate Children’s Day. Internationally,View full post »
My first introduction to Duān Wǔ Jié, or Dragon Boat Festival, was in June of 2011 when my husband and I were in ChinaView full post »
I learned to make dumplings a few years ago when we hosted an exchange student from China. Everyone in the familyView full post »
The art class in the park was simply amazing. I can’t truly describe what it was like to watch all of theView full post »
The translation for “pretty” in Mandarin is “piao liang.” I feel like I walked around thisView full post »
More of my favorites from our time yesterday!
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It was quite an adventure to make it to China with a broken plane and a re-route through Tokyo, but we finally arrivedView full post »
Our homeschool Chinese studies may be on a Christmas break, but I am in the midst of some serious cram sessions toView full post »
This year, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival falls on September 15. It is a day of Thanksgiving and gratitude for theView full post »
In honor of Duān Wǔ Jié, or Dragon Boat Festival, I thought I’d share the recipe for a traditional Chinese sideView full post »
Chinese Bāozi has been on my radar for a long time to make. I don’t ever expect to be an accomplished ChineseView full post »
A local art museum hosts a Lunar New Year festival every year and this is (sadly) the first time we have every beenView full post »
Lunar New Year is fast approaching! Our celebrations have morphed over the years, especially depending on the seasonView full post »
One of the Lunar New Year decorating highlights for our family is decorating the tree! The Chinese New Year ornamentsView full post »
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