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August 23, 2018 in #events | | | Share on Google+


Hope you're enjoying the waning days of summer with your family.

Last Friday I went to the monthly free Community Dinner at the Cambridge Community Center, which I really enjoyed. The families there were mostly African American, unlike most gatherings at our school, say. I got to meet a 96 year-old Cambridge native Cecelia, whose house apparently I pass by everyday on the way to drop off my kids. I also got to meet my next door neighbor, who I haven't had a chance to meet after almost 5 years!

She has a giant Ayanna Pressley for congress sign I've been secretly admiring, since it's right on the street corner. Yvonne told me well yeah she's a fan, but the sign's blocking the sun and killed a bunch of her precious lilies. ;-)

Also last weekend, I took my inlaws (who saw only one movie in the last 10 years) to see Crazy Rich Asians. They really enjoyed seeing what felt to them like a distinctly Asian mother-in-law comedy on the big screen, and was happily surprised to see the theater filled with not just Asians but regular folks just like in their neighborhood. :) It was just hilarious the 2nd time around for me: and could hear people burst out laughings. Great to see it #1 in the box office!

A number of you reached and told me you really liked last week's writeup on talking to spouse. (Thanks!)

Many of you also answered that poll on talking to spouse, pretty interesting result! ;-) It's a small sample size and not meant to be scientific, but you can see the most women don't think that they talk enough with their spouse while most men are pretty happy the way things are.

Well, thanks for making me feel totally not alone! ;-)

One mom said "This survey result emphasizes the importance of female friendship. We can talk (vent) amongst ourselves. " Right, instead of feeling like our spouse aren't meeting our needs. ;-)

Speaking of which, some of us moms have been getting together for monthly moms dinner at a local restaurant. Let me know if you wanna join us.

You know, my most popular blog posts are often about marriages, not parenting. One parent suggested it's because there're plenty of opportunity to talk about parenting, but not a lot of chance to talk about marriages. You'd be interested to know that a previous version of Yana had a section all about marriages. ;-)

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