Andrea Wada Davies

Andrea grew up on a potato farm in Idaho, got educated in Boston and LA, tried to be a lawyer, preferred doing karaoke, fan kicks, comedy and writing. She now lives in Hong Kong with her British hubbers and two amazing kids where she writes, makes videos and can't. stop. eating. dim sum.
Recent Articles

My Fashion-Obsessed 3-Year-Old Dressed Her Brother For A Week & Here's What Happened

My 3-year-old daughter has a passion for fashion. She loves to see it, talk about it, and experiment with it. And she has since she was old enough to say "Beyoncé." The other day, when I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she answered …
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I Let My Fashion-Obsessed 3 Year Old Dress Her Dad For A Week & Here's What Happened

It's no secret that my 3-year-old daughter is into fashion. She insists on dressing herself and manages to rock at least three different looks before most days are finished. She notices what strangers are wearing on the street and she's always quick …
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I Asked My Daughter What She Liked Most About Herself & Her Answers Surprised Me

I wish a lot of things for my daughter. That she is happy and healthy, of course. That her life is filled with adventure, love, and joy. That she finds her passion and follows it early on in life. That she never dates an assh*le. (Or at least that sh…
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I Let My Fashion-Obsessed 3 Year Old Dress Me For A Week & This Is What Happened

Toddlers. They're opinionated little suckers. They've only been in this world for a few years but they already damn sure they know what they like and what they don't like. And they're not afraid to voice it. My 3 year old has an opinion about everyth…
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I Tried 5 Different Eyebrow Styles & Here's What Happened

Having good eyebrows these days is a sign that you're winning at life. From magazines, to beauty blogs, to YouTube tutorials, to just about every polished face you see, the power of the brow is everywhere. There is so much pressure to have the perfec…
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I Tried Authoritative Parenting For A Week & Here's What Happened

There are so many types of parenting styles out there these days. When I had my first child 13 years ago, things were so different. Decisions about how you'd raise your kid basically amounted to whether or not you'd go breast or bottle, and if you we…
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I Went Gluten-Free For A Week & This Is What Happened

After all the gluttonous eating that happened in November and December, I was so ready to get back to a more normal, sensible, and healthy level of food and alcohol consumption. As usual, I had gone "balls out" with cakes, cookies, candy, mulled wine…
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I Used Uncle Jesse’s Best 'Full House' Quotes On My Kids & Here's What Happened

There’s an easy way to know if someone has ever watched Full House, and it includes asking just one question: "Did you grow up in the 90s?" If yes, then they watched Full House. If no, then IDK what to tell you. Sorry. I still remember how pumped I u…
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I Tried Permissive Parenting For A Week & This Is What Happened

Lately I've been hearing a lot about a style of parenting called "Permissive Parenting," and upon searching it, I learned that according to researchers the style is mainly defined by two key traits. The first trait listed is that permissive parents a…
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10 Amazing Things Only Kids Growing Up In Hong Kong Will Experience

Hong Kong is a fascinating city. Formerly a British colony, this autonomous territory and Special Administrative Region of China is a place that marches to the beat of its own drum. It’s an exciting meld of Eastern and Western cultures. It’s a shiny,…
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9 Things Only Parents Raising Kids In Hong Kong Can Relate To

Hong Kong is an incredible city. It’s full of energy, hustle, chaos, inspiration and one of the most stunning skylines in the world. It’s a unique, cosmopolitan city loaded with ancient Chinese traditions, an exciting British influence, and lots and …
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I Re-Watched 5 Christmas Classics With My Kids, & Here's What Happened

The buildup to Christmas is very, very crucial in my house, y'all. I find it super important to soak up the weeks leading up to the Big Day. In my opinion, the build up is the best part: the excitement, the wonder, the joy, the love. It's what makes …
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I Challenged My Kids To Not Ask For Toys This Christmas

Christmas is about so many things. It’s about time spent with family and friends, food, trimming the tree, hanging stockings, doing kind things for others, drunk uncles, singing carols, drinking mulled wine, seeing festive light displays, and the lis…
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I Tried To Recreate Thanksgiving In Hong Kong, & Here's What Happened

Ten months ago, we picked up and moved our family of four from Los Angeles to Hong Kong. Having never lived outside of the good ol' U.S. of A, it was quite a big deal for my two children and me to live as expats for the first time. My British husband…
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Kylie Jenner Lips Are Everywhere, & This Is How My Toddler Reacted When I Tried To Recreate Her Signature Pout

If you are a human being on this earth with two eyes that have peripheral vision, you undoubtedly see something about a Kardashian at least once a day. Whether it’s news about Kim’s pregnancy, a paparazzi pic of Kendall and her Jonas brother, or Kyli…
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I Let My Toddler Try Instagram, & This Is What Happened

The other day, I was out running errands with my 2-year-old daughter Stella. Right after the bank and before IKEA, we had lunch together at our neighborhood spot, the one with really crappy service and the mediocre food that we can’t seem to stop fre…
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Kim Kardashian’s 2015 Makeup Routine Is A Commitment, & Here’s What Happened When I Tried To Recreate Her Famous Look

So there I was, up at 5 a.m. lying in bed, alternately watching the sunrise and reading entertainment articles on my phone, my 2 year old wedged up in my armpit nook, thinking about Kim Kardashian's 2015 makeup routine. As most people know, any type …
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