I was in the market to buy a house for my mother in law, who is an asian mother. Being in the market for a house was one of the first things that I did as I began my search for the one I wanted. I knew this was going to be a big decision. I knew that I would have to make a few compromises. I would have to sacrifice my personal lifestyle, the convenience of my job, and my time to devote to this project.
I wanted my mother in law to be in a house that I could call home. I decided that my wife, who grew up in the same place as my mom, would have to be in the house. I also decided that my mother in law would have to be an Asian person, so I researched asian women who live in the west.
I had to learn about asian women in the west before choosing who to portray. I knew I wanted my mother in law to be non-western, so I researched asian women in the west and came up with the name of a woman whose husband was from Taiwan. I decided to use my mom in law’s last name, as I wanted to make it clear that she’s not from the west.
Asian mother in law is a term I first heard in my mom in law’s Japanese speaking in a book. Apparently, it refers to the women who are married to western men. The book I read, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” by the late Dr. Beverly J. Mullins, describes the term as “a term used by American women to refer to a woman who is not of Asian descent” (emphasis mine).
My mom in law is not from the west and shes not Japanese speaking. My wife is also not from the west and shes not Japanese speaking. I feel like the term has lost something in translation, but I think it’s still appropriate to use it.
I feel the same way. It’s just a word that I can’t quite put my finger on.
I am not saying that Asian mothers are not allowed to have kids, I am just saying that I have never heard it used like that.
Asian family members don’t have to look Chinese or even Japanese. They are allowed to have kids regardless of race. In fact, even if they’re not the biological child of a Chinese or Japanese parent, they can still have a biological child of any race. This is called “stepmothering.” I’m not sure what the difference is between stepmother and biological mother. I don’t want to get too technical on this though.
The difference between stepmother and biological mother is that the biological mother is the mother of the child, whereas the stepmother is the mother of the child along with some type of relationship. In the context of this discussion, it can be said that a stepmother is a woman who is the biological child of a non-Asian woman. And by definition, a biological mother is a woman who is the mother of a child of any race.
Because of this, a biological stepmother is actually a very common term. We have a very common use of the term in Asia where a stepmother is a Asian girl who had children by another Asian man. The term is often used to represent a woman who has been through a divorce. A stepmother is often used when dealing with Asian women who are not married to anyone or have never been married. So its use is not limited to the Asian context.