Thanks for visiting I'm Not the Nanny!
I'm Thien-Kim and live in the Washington, DC metro area. I love coffee, books, my kids, tech, cooking, and bubble baths. Not necessarily in that order. (I guess I should add my husband to that list too.)
As the mom of biracial children, I've been mistaken for the nanny, depending on which DC Metro park I visit. I started this site as a way to share the challenges and joys of raising biracial children. It has evolved as I share my foodie obsessions, my journey towards a healthier lifestyle, and the latest tech and app I'm addicted to.
Talking and teaching race to children can be tricky, especially when raising two Hapa children (Vietnamese-American and African American). I don't have all the answers (sometimes none at all), but I'll share them on this site because there are many parents of mixed race children who have the same challenges.
I'm constantly on the look out for books, toys, movies, etc that will teach our kids diversity as well as allow them to see people who look like them in books, toys, and movies. Whenever I find a good source, I'll share them here! If you hear of anything or work with a company that offer these types of products, I'd love to hear from you.
I run From Left to Write an online book club consisting of over 90 bloggers. We read a book together and each write a personal post inspired by it. I'm also the Living editor for The DC Moms collaborative blog.
Check out my media page too!
Other places I'm currently or have previously contributed to:
- The DC Moms
- Parents.com Mom Must Read Blog
- Project Underblog
- Colesville Patch No Training Wheels Required column
- The Parenting Connection Family Crafts column
- Playdation Blog
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