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Happy Chinese New Year: Remembering My Roots

A few days ago, one of my kids was joking around and he mentioned that I was a foreigner stepmom. I laughed with him at first and then suddenly realized that I often forget that I am a foreigner. Lol šŸ˜‰

It has been almost 14 years since I moved to Michigan from China. I’ve been in the U.S. for so long that I sometimes forgot I am a foreigner; but I always remember my Chinese roots.

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So every year, at my household, Chinese New Year has always been a big deal. When I was a teacher, all my students celebrated Chinese New Year too!

This week, all my focus is preparing and celebrating Chinese New Year.

We simply decorated our house (check out the pics in this post to see more). I came up with the dinner menu for the biggest feast of the year and went to Chinese market to shop. I also prepared some materials and hands-on activities to help my new family celebrate this traditional Chinese New Year along with 1.5 billion people worldwide this Thursday!

I am very grateful that there are so many people supporting my culture and that not only welcome me but allow me to be MYSELF, a Chinese immigrant, to live in this wonderful country and to live the American Dream!

What are your roots? Share with us!

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