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Speaking Vietnamese at the Bus Stop

Speaking Vietnamese at the Bus Stop

Don’t tell my mom, but I’ve been really bad about speaking Vietnamese to the kids recently. That’s why I’m sending them to stay with my parents for a few weeks this summer. The best kind of language immersion. And it’s free. Lately, …
Bilingual Buddies At School

Bilingual Buddies At School

Every few days, my Asian mommy guilt flares up when I think about how little Vietnamese the kids are speaking. Sometimes the flare ups happen soon after I get off the phone with my mother. I’m sure there’s a correlation there. Ha! Over the …
I’m Glad I’m Vietnamese, Mommy

I’m Glad I’m Vietnamese, Mommy

I’ve noticed recently that I’m speaking less and less Vietnamese to the kids. Sure I’ll catch myself sometimes and revert back to Vietnamese, then I feel guilty for not trying hard enough. Yeah, yeah, it’s unnecessary mommy guilt and my desire to …