Sex Talk

How young is too young when it comes to talking about sexuality, puberty, and where babies come from? In my opinion, it is never too early to start. Kids need to be aware and know the facts before their friends start teaching them and before they start puberty (which can be as young as 10…

When in China, eat McDonald’s

Some years ago, I attended a Mary Kay event with a friend. Said friend was in the process of becoming a Mary Kay consultant and took me along as her guest. There was a guest speaker (probably an executive from a different region) who talked about Mary Kay Ash and the history of Mary Kay,…

Disney’s “Frozen”

I walked into the Disney store a month ago because the kids wanted to look at "Frozen" merchandise: Elsa and Anna dolls, a singing Olaf, dresses, wigs, and many more. I caught a glimpse of a sign that read, "Froze: Coming to DVD March 18." Little Mermaid saw the sign as well. She turned to me…

A Little Bit of Housekeeping

A Hmong Woman is my personal blog---ramblings, opinions, blahs of my thoughts. This blog is a medium for me to express myself on the world wide web and serves as a forum for discussion. I am not an expert nor have I done extensive research on the Hmong culture and community for this blog to…

I’m Not Dead….

It's been some hectic months, so please excuse the silence on my blog. It also seems as if I've lost my motivation to blog. Maybe it's trying to deal with the seemingly neverending stressors in my personal life. Or maybe it's the fact that my laptop---the sole mechanism I rely on to spill my ramblings---was…

A Hmong Wife’s Role

I came upon this scan of a Hmong text in a forum.  The original poster had stated that this reading material was used in a Hmong class at Washington Tech High School in Saint Paul, MN. It created great dislike within this group of Hmong women. Translation: A Hmong wife's responsibility is to oversee everything in…