HapaMama

I'm the News and Politics Editor here at BlogHer. You can also find me writing about raising an Asian mixed-race family at my own blog, HapaMama.

Send me your news tips and ideas at grace(dot)hwanglynch(at)blogher(dot)com. Follow @BlogHerNews and @HapaMamaGrace on Twitter!

My love of writing and reporting began in my days as a broadcast journalist. Since then, my work has also been published on Salon, PBS Parents, and Mom.me. My essays have been published in the anthologies Lavanderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash and Word and Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting (City Works Press). In 2012, I was nominated for the Women's Media Center Social Media Award.

How I Get My Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Image Credit: Mr.TinDC via Flickr Last weekend, my kids came home from an afternoon playing catch at the park with my husband. While they were gone, I cooked up a storm – not just because the house was quiet, but because I was tired of playing short-order cook (no spicy things, no green things, sauce on the side). I made the foods I wanted to eat: stir-fried mushrooms, spicy ma po tofu redolent with onions and garlic, and vegetable soup ....more

Shiseido Benefique Review: Skincare For Changing Seasons

Our partners at Shiseido sent me some products to review, but all the opinions below are my own. This is the time of year that my skin does a Jekyll and Hyde thing. It has switched...more

Reflections on 2014, Wishing You a Wholehearted 2015

Happy New Year! Before we start a new year, I want to thank all my HapaMama readers for making 2014 a wonderful, busy, full chapter of my writing career as well as my personal life. I really value all the friends I’ve made through this site and appreciate the wonderful dialogues we’ve had ....more

‘Everything I Never Told You’ by Celeste Ng: Unspoken Thoughts About Being Mixed-Race

Celeste Ng’s debut novel Everything I Never Told You: A Novel...more

VitaSoy Milk and Tofu Add Asian Flair to Baking

This post is sponsored by our partners at VitaSoy. Read on for some tasty ideas for baking with soy milk and tofu. ...more

Rain Watch 2014 and a Throwback Thursday

Have you heard? It’s going to RAIN in the Bay Area. Schools in San Francisco, Oakland, Marin and Sonoma and closed and some workplaces are closing for the day ....more

Ways to Make Your Home Remodel More Energy Efficient

One of the big benefits of remodeling our home is that we have a chance to add many features that will make it more energy efficient — and help cut down on our future power bills. Since we live in California, current building codes already include many energy saving measures, and because we want to do as much as possible to reduce strain on our natural resources (and keep our gas and electric bills low), we added even more features. 5 Ways to Save Energy With Your Home Remodel 1 ....more

I Was Touched By a Random Act of Kindness

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we went to Southern California to visit HapaPapa’s family. Along with the usual turkey dinner, shopping, and football watching, we made a trek to the La Brea Tar Pits and The Grove. At the end of a long day, we decided to stop at the historic Farmer’s Market for dinner ....more

Uncommon Goods Giveaway: Unique Gifts For Good Causes

Uncommon Goods is providing...more

What Asian Americans Are Saying About Ferguson

Image Credit: Jenny Lam via Twitter I am too tired to write anything about Ferguson in the wake of the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown. My heart hurts for America and is confused by the cognitive dissonance where the events are depressing...more