Tagged: life in japan

What Happens After A Dream Comes True?

Normally I don’t write (deeply) personal things here on Baby Kaiju. The theme, tone, and focus of this blog has evolved since I started it last May. I want Baby Kaiju to be a resource, and not a journal where I collect my thoughts. However…

Look Who’s Talking: Tales of a Bilingual Monster

Just a few days after the post, 18 Months Old – The Countdown To 2 Begins, little Kaiju spoke her first sentence! She woke up, crying, “Dada [i]nai” (ダダない | Daddy’s not here.) Since that day, her vocabulary and communication skills grew tremendously!

A Day in the Life of a Working Mom in Tokyo

From this month, I’ll be fleshing out the Motherhood in Japan category and sharing my experiences in Japan. Today is a look at a day in the life of a working mom in Tokyo. I work as a kindergarten teacher in a kodomo en (こども園), a special facility that is both daycare and kindergarten. READ: An Inside Look At Daycare in Japan Background Before I begin, I must be incredibly forthright and honest in that my company has been very transparent in the way they adhere to Japanese law. I’ve had absolutely no trouble taking days off for appointments when I was pregnant. Nor did I have trouble taking maternity leave...