On May 24th, we celebrated Hawthorn’s one-month birthday with a traditional Chinese Red Egg and Ginger Party. (You can read Hawthorn’s birth story here). My mom is from Hong Kong, which makes Hawthorn one-quarter Chinese. The custom of celebrating a one month birthday party dates back to ancient times, when many babies didn’t survive past…

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Me at 31 weeks pregnant. Photo by Lovers of Love Photography. It Begins For the most part, I loved being pregnant. I had dreamed of having a baby for years, and at 38 years old, I was so happy it was finally happening. But by Week 38, I was definitely ready for it to be…

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Hey friends – Happy New Year! It’s a new decade, and the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese lunar calendar. We’ve been pretty quiet lately on the blog and social media as we’ve been super busy with some major life changes lately. But we thought we’d check in and fill you in on…

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My name is Laura 庆中 Weatherbee. My driver’s license reads Laura Hing-Chung Weatherbee. But to be clear, Hing-Chung is not actually my middle name. It is a crude approximation of my name using the Western alphabet. 庆中 is written using Chinese characters, and the pronunciation is actually a bit more like Hing-Jong or Hing-Zhong. Chinese characters…

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Photography by Lisa Weatherbee Making friends in a new city can be tough, especially as we get older. It’s been a year since I moved to San Diego from New York City, and building a sense of community has been my biggest struggle. Even though I’ve been making an effort, I’m still craving the sense…

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