life in China
Advice and stories about daily life in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband from China’s countryside.
The truth is, there are actually some pretty incredible things about living in China. Things that, on balance, are better than America.
As Charlotte has learned, having kids in China with a Chinese spouse involves more than “basics like a starry night themed nursery versus a jungle one.”
Three amazing wild edible plants here in Zhejiang, China that have enchanted me and my Chinese family this Spring — and landed on our daily menu at home.
I was raised in the Midwestern US. Yet now I live in China’s countryside with my Chinese husband and his family, where I’ve learned some surprising things.
My Chinese family, including my husband, prefers that I stay around the home here in China. They say it’s for my safety…but it’s for theirs too.
Though I still equate the word “invitation” with notice, I’m learning to appreciate the beauty in a sudden invite, like my big uncle’s dinner in China.
John’s Grandma has never hugged or kissed me, nor told me she loves me. But these days — and especially after this dinner — I’ve never felt closer to her.