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Another Decade in the Books

Today is my big 40th, and it just hit me a few days ago that I am saying goodbye to another decade. When I turned 20 or 30, I did not have the desire to reminisce; perhaps I did not have any emotional attachment to those years. I don’t know… But I do know that quite […]

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On Turing 30 (1)

On Turning 30

I’m turning the big “Three-Oh” this year and it has me doing all kinds of introspection-y type things. I don’t hate or dread getting older; in fact, quite the opposite. You see, I’m like a fine wine – I just keep getting better with age. JUST KIDDING. I’m not that annoying. Or maybe I am… […]

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Dol for a Little Seoul- A Korean First Birthday Celebration

Dol for a Little Seoul: A Korean First Birthday Celebration

Birthdays, whether we like it or not, are a universally celebrated milestone.  Jewish culture commemorates with a bar/bat mitzvah, Mexican culture with a quinceañera.  Korean custom does not disappoint with the first birthday or doljanchi (dol). Dol celebrations stemmed from an unfortunate Korean past of high infant mortality rates, harsh climates and childhood disease.  After the age of 1, survival rates steeply […]

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Planning a party should be fun not stressful!

First Birthday Partyitis

  When my first child was turning one I knew I wanted to throw a birthday party for him.  Not only to celebrate his year, but also as a celebration for my husband and I.  We made it one whole year!  A party was definitely in order.  However, as I started to plan I quickly […]

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