Fortune Cookie Mom was Featured in…

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In the past week, my guest post about tips for teaching Chinese at home and an interview post were published. In case you missed either article I decided to do a little recap here, so you can see what I talked about and ask questions.   (more…)

Hoffman Academy 2.0 Giveaway & Review!

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In January 2017, our favorite online piano program, Hoffman Academy,  updated and launched Hoffman Academy 2.0 which has several new features on their website that will make learning music much more effective and fun. Today, I'm honored to test it out with my kids, write a review, and hold a GIVEAWAY for you to try it out as well. By the end of this post, I am sure you will be super excited about this awesome piano program. If you have never heard about this awesome and FREE online piano program but want to know more, you can read my first review right HERE. Are you ready?   (more…)

My 5 Biggest Homeschooling Mistakes

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Homeschooling is challenging for me. I don't mind sacrificing my personal time, working more, or being with my kids 24/7. However, the most challenging thing for me is ensuring my kids get the best education and learn what they need individually. From me? Just me? Really? That's a pretty overwhelming thought, and I guess that's why I made mistakes. I am sure I will keep making mistakes, but I think it's good to write my mistakes down for myself and others, so we can help each other learn from our mistakes and make fewer in the future. Hopefully, one day I will master it! Are you ready for my confessions?   (more…)

Let your Kids to learn Chinese at their Own Pace

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As my oldest child is getting close to the age for officially attending school, lots of my friends and parents that I meet at the local park frequently ask me about what I am going to do about her schooling. When I tell them that I'm going to homeschool her until we move back to the U.S., they are shocked at and surprised by my decision. Again, homeschooling in Hong Kong is not a common method of education. Of course, they give me all the reasons that I should send my kids to school and tell me how much my kids need it, and how much easier it is to be a mother when kids go to school.   As a newbie homeschooling mom with no homeschool experience before, living in an unfamiliar homeschooling country is very hard. No one understands...