Author Archive For: Thien-Kim Lam

About Thien-Kim Lam

Frequently found burning the midnight oil with a mug of coffee, Thien-Kim Lam sneaks in her blogging time after her two young children are in bed. When she’s not blogging or making new friends on Twitter, she’s also a busy running her business as a . Passion Parties rep. Somewhere in between her kids, her husband, and her business she manages to squeeze in some art, some books, and long hot bubble baths. Read more about her Top Chef obsession as well as the fun food and crafts she does with her kids at Cup of Creativi-Tea. Her multicultural parenting musings, tech addiction, and work at home mom tips can be found at I'm Not the Nanny .

The Puppet Company’s Pinocchio Will Entertain the Entire Family

April 26, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

  I’m always amazed in my kids’s suspension of disbelief. Last weekend, we took them to see Pinocchio at The Puppet Company at Glen Echo Park. Even though both my 6 year old daughter and my 2 ½ year old son knew the characters were puppets, they were mesmerized all the same. My toddler was even [...]

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Earth Friendly Craft Supplies From Your Recycle Bin

April 19, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

Keep the planet green by digging through your home and recycling bin for craft supplies. Not only is it environmentally friendly, recycled crafts are budget friendly. It’s fun to see kids think outside the box. Just last night, my daughter saw a piece of cardboard from a 12 pack of soda and exclaimed “It’s a [...]

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How to Use Pinterest to Plan a Birthday Party

April 12, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

Source: teachmama.com via Tots2Tweens on Pinterest   If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, you’ve probably been hiding under a pile of laundry.  Since I’m a crafter and foodie, Pinterest provides a visual way to bookmark craft tutorials, recipes, and inspirational quotes. Did you know you can also you Pinterest to plan for your child’s next [...]

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Play With Your Food: Spring Rolls

April 5, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

  My kids always want to help me cook, even my toddler. While I’m not ready to let my 2 year old near the stove, I let them help prep ingredients or bake whenever I can. Besides helping me measure, pour and stir ingredients, my kids love to play with their dinner as well. One [...]

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Sshhh! We Met Online

March 29, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

I used to call my blogger friends my “online friends.” In some crowds, I’d whisper it in the same hushed tone someone might use when they say, “Did you know she has six toes?” I feared that my real life friends would look down on me or laugh at me whenever I started babbling about [...]

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They’re Not My Tweeps, They’re My Friends

March 22, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

On my business card, I claim to be a social media enthusiast. In reality, I’m a little addicted. Ok, maybe a lot. Twitter has become my obsession of choice. For those new to Twitter, the concept of only 140 characters might seem pointless. When I tell people how much I love Twitter, I usually hear, [...]

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Finding Inspiration to Blog Everyday

March 15, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

Until a little over a year ago, I never thought of myself as a writer. Somehow, in between staring at a blank screen late at night and scraps of paper with hastily scribbled notes, I began to enjoy writing. For each of my three blogs, I strive to write a post at least three times [...]

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How I Started Blogging

March 8, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

After spending many late nights reading countless craft blogs, I finally started one of my own in 2006. How hard could it be? If these creative women could do it, so could I. I’m crafty. I’m creative. I always have an opinion. When I started my (now abandoned) craft blog, I figured I would blog [...]

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday By Making Green Pasta Crafts

March 1, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

Tomorrow is Dr. Seuss’s 108th birthday. Sure you can celebrate by making green eggs and ham for the family, but don’t put your green food coloring away after breakfast. Use it to dye your pasta green for crafts! Of course you don’t have to limit to green pasta. Play mix master with your kids and [...]

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Sandbox Lets Kids Play on Smartphones and Tablets Safely

February 23, 2012 by Thien-Kim Lam

As a parent, I love my smartphone. Unfortunately, so do my kids.  They’re always begging to play games or watch videos on my phone. By games I mean Angry Birds. In fact, most of the apps on my Android phone are for the kids. My toddler has become a pro with my phone.  I’ve caught [...]

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