Other Bilingual Asian Mommy Blogs

15 Jun

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Phrases that I search in Google pretty frequently are “Japanese mommy blogs”, “Parents teaching children Japanese”, and the like. I am almost always disappointed that I can’t find anything on the web! I KNOW there must be hundreds (thousands?) of people out there who are trying to teach their children Japanese like I am. I know that the number of Hafu Japanese people are rapidly growing. There are a lot of websites about Japan in general, but hardly any about children and Japanese.

Asian mommies from other countries are blogging though. Here are the links if you are interested! It is fun to read about their experiences raising bilingual children… our languages may be different but our experience are similar.

 

Kimchi Mamas: “a blog written by a group of women mothering Korean American kids”

Hapa Mama: “a mixed bag of musings on the care and feeding of a mixed-race, part Asian family”

Bicultural Mama: “I am a first generation Chinese-American married to an originating-around-the-Mayflower Caucasian. Together we’re raising our two year old daughter, also known as my muse”

(Funny all our websites end in “mama”!)

 

Any others out there that you know of?

10 Responses to “Other Bilingual Asian Mommy Blogs”

  1. Bicultural Mama June 15, 2011 at 11:04 PM #

    Thanks so much for mentioning my blog! I knew about the ones you mentioned, but there aren’t a ton out there. There is biculturalmom.com (similar name to mine) written by a Caucasian woman married to a Mexican man.

    • Hiragana Mama June 16, 2011 at 6:20 AM #

      Thanks for visiting! I know, seriously so surprising there’s not more out there. I’m betting that more will start popping up though as our generation of Asian-Americans keep growing up and having children… at least I hope! We need more support!

  2. Fabulosokids Bruce June 15, 2011 at 11:23 PM #

    Beleive it or not, even as a latino-american family, we are often frustrated by the lack of Spanish materials available that are geared toward teaching kids Spanish. We are fortunate in that my wife’s family frequently travels back to Colombia, and we have them bring books and other materials back with them, but without that source, we would be largely in the dark, just like you.

    The beauty is that the kids learn spoken language so well just by hearing it. Speak exclusively Japanese while you are at home, and encourage them (demand) to reply in Japanese. They’ll learn. Reading and writing I understand will be difficult without teaching materials. Reach out to family and friends in japan to send you text books, etc. It will all work out in the end.

    • Hiragana Mama June 16, 2011 at 6:21 AM #

      That is really surprising!! I agree, the best way to learn the language is to just hear it, all the time, and visit countries that speak the language. I would love to take my kids to Japan but because of recent events over there… not sure when that will happen. Thanks so much for your comments!

  3. Grace Hwang Lynch June 15, 2011 at 11:57 PM #

    Thanks for the shout-out! What a great idea to compile a list of bilingual mom blogs. Also, there is Hao Mama which offers many resources on teaching Mandarin to kids. Are you looking for mainly Asian languages?

    • Hiragana Mama June 16, 2011 at 6:23 AM #

      Thanks for the visit! I’ll check out that blog too. I was just searching for more Japanese mommy blogs but stumbled upon yours and others’ Asian-mommy blogs, so I thought I’d share with my readers in case they were interested! It is just comforting to know that other parents are trying to do the same thing I am- raise bilingual children.

  4. Eva June 21, 2011 at 4:13 PM #

    Loved this post. Made me think of a deal I found online the other day. It’s $16 for $32 at The Trendy Tadpole. They sell t-shirts and onesies, including a line of Japanese-inspired onesies, that feature Japanese words and phrases. Probably won’t make your baby fluent… but it’s still pretty cute.

    Here’s a link to the Japanese-inspired onesies:
    http://www.thetrendytadpole.com/category.php?category_id=56

    Here’s the 50% off deal:
    http://www.trubates.com/san-francisco-ca/offer/16972/16-for-32-t-shirts-onesies-more-for-toddlers-kids/?intro=1&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=facebook

  5. Asianmommy July 13, 2011 at 9:53 PM #

    Thanks for sharing this list–it’s fun to discover new blogs.

  6. Ayn September 20, 2013 at 1:45 PM #

    Thanks for the post. We just launched a tri-lingual site for kids by kids. Our family and host is part Chinese/Taiwanese and we focus on multicultural crafts, recipes and experiences. Let us know what you think? We would love to help support a multi-cultural internet for kids. http://www.WondermintKids.com

    • Hiragana Mama September 21, 2013 at 9:30 PM #

      What a pretty website! Can’t wait to explore more later.

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