Thien-Kim

Asian overachiever: blogger, artist, writer, coffee-lover, book hoarder, foodie and mom. Not necessarily in that order.

She blogs about multicultural parenting, food, crafts, and her latest tech obsessions at I'm Not the Nanny.

Thien-Kim also runs From Left to Write, a virtual book club community.

Your Marriage in One Word

Every year, we talk about the mission of our marriage & what we want to accomplish in the year. This will not change in 2014. We will have a mission for our marriage but this year, I am stepping out & adding a word to my year....more
Love this idea! I'll talk to my husband so we can choose a word together.more

People Like Richard Cohen Make Me Want to Barf

Making the rounds on my Facebook timeline today is a story about how biracial families make Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen “want to puke.” Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's inauguration, January 1, 2010, Image Credit: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, via Flickr...more
ShoreBookworm I considered just ignoring him too. I doubt there's much we can say to change his ...more

Must-Follow Mondays: NaBloPoMo Bloggers

Here's an introduction to a few of the blogs participating in NaBloPoMo this month. We chose these in particular to show the diversity of bloggers that commit to blogging monthly in November -- but remember, there are still many, many, many more to meet on the list. Go meet them, too! ...more
Thanks for the awesome mention!more

5 Reasons It's Fine to Not Focus on One Passion

I’m a multi-passionate person, but I wasn’t always proud of that fact. ...more
gigabiting That is pretty cool that he makes cheese and cures ham!more

5 Reasons It's Fine to Not Focus on One Passion

I’m a multi-passionate person, but I wasn’t always proud of that fact. ...more
@Janeane Davis When we have a good support system, it's easier to leap. My husband is a great ...more

5 Reasons It's Fine to Not Focus on One Passion

I’m a multi-passionate person, but I wasn’t always proud of that fact. ...more
@whimsicalmai It takes time to tame the beast that comes with be multi-passionate. You'll get there.more

5 Reasons It's Fine to Not Focus on One Passion

I’m a multi-passionate person, but I wasn’t always proud of that fact. ...more
@MamaHarrisKitchen I bounced around on a lot of jobs during my younger years too. I always ...more

The Redemptive Power of Song

We've discussed how music plays a big role in Alex George's A Good American when we talked about how he described Jette's life as an opera. It's more than that the family just liked music, it was woven into the fabric of their lives. It was what they used to learn about themselves and about life. ...more
I love working to music. It helps me block out other distractions and focus on my writing! I ...more

Is Your Life an Opera?

In Alex George's A Good American music is important to the lives of the characters and is integral to the plot. Jette and Frederick meet when he serenades her in a park. They find help in New Orleans from someone that Frederick met through music. This same man will come back into their lives and greatly impact their future. Frederick and Jette's sons and grandsons are all singers....more
That's a tough question. I hope my life will be interesting to outsiders. Maybe a comedy like My ...more

Little Earthquakes: A Good American

If you are like me, when you turn the last page in Alex George's novel, A Good American, all you'll be able to think is "Wow!" You'll find yourself in a bit of a fog as you stop and think back on the journey that you just finished. Of course, I mean all this in the best possible way. ...more
I truly enjoyed this story. There were so many sacrifices made in order to give loved ones a ...more