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 …
Filed under #SSDD: Maternity leave and the “pregnancy rota” of the Japanese workplace are in the news again. I figured I’d add my 2 yen on the debate. After all, I discovered that I was pregnant a day after starting my new (and current) school.
I had so much fun learning about Japanese traditions for the little monster. But, the last celebration, momo no sekku, really made me think: Why is tango no sekku to make sure boys grow up to become strong warriors? Why is momo no sekku to ensure that daughters get married off?
June 2017 marks ten, yes, TEN years that I’ve been living in Japan. Ironically, I am celebrating this very important life milestone from my home state of South Carolina!