Category Archives: Uncategorized

Treed


(This was originally meant to be posted before New Year’s, but was delayed due to holiday-associated craziness. It will be presented in two parts: Christmas and New Year’s) We put up the Christmas tree just before the beginning of Advent … Continue reading

Posted in baby toys, holidays, parenting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Half? Which half?


This weekend was a three-day weekend in Japan. Monday was “Coming of Age Day” (成人の日), which is when cities around the country hold ceremonies to inform those who have turned 20 years old of what it means to be a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Mother-daughter hand book


This past weekend, my wife and I took our daughter for her 7-month checkup. The check-up system in Japan varies depending on the city. A nearby city to ours has a checkup only at the 6th month, while ours does … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment