The Tam Family

SugarMyBowl.com is an album of my family and work life. This personal blog has been my brain dumping ground since 1999. A virtual space for me to share a slice of the and the behind-the-scenes of my work in pictures, videos, and words.

We're a Chinese-Filipino family residing in the beautiful Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago. We love to travel and frequent our most preferred spot in Hawaii, and our global taste in food keeps things interesting in our kitchen. We've traveled from several countries in Asia and Europe and from the Coast to Coast here in the U.S. We are always excited to try diverse cuisines except for my husband. He can be picky and like sticking with traditional home cooking as much as possible. Our children speak and write in English, Mandarin, maybe spit out some Cantonese and blend in a few Tagalog words.

When I first sprang into blogging in 1999 (when we just found out we're pregnant for the first time), I didn't know I'd still be here today writing about the family. It's hard to grasp how this little personal blog managed to propel my career into a full-time digital magazine publisher. Follow our family Instagram account @ChicagoTamFam

More About Me & My Work

My work has been in Social Media / New Media since 1999, and ran a Social Media Influencer Agency and Production Company that strategizes Social Media video campaigns and worked with major companies like Dyson, Walgreens, General Motors, Hilton Hotels, and more.

I currently run a gamut of websites and presently the editor at Chicagonista.com and head blogger for TheChicagoMoms.com. I co-host and produce Chicago's very first social talk show with Nancy Loo of WGN News called The #ChicagonistaLIVE Show. Our show garners 18 million Social Media impressions within the hour of the show.

I was one of the DTour representatives for DoubleTree Hilton Hotels that traveled to 7 Asian countries in 31 days. I wrote about that here.

I also wrote for the Yahoo! Motherboard blog and once authored the Chicago Tribune / ChicagoNow blog called DigiFams. I was among the first speakers invited at the Google HQ that spoke about blogging at the Mom Knows Tech event. To this day, I can be found speaking at Media events and conferences and, most recently, at the Powerful Women In Media leading the Social Media topic.

As a 3x (and counting) skydiver, I will jump in on anything exciting that's about to come my way! Watch me go!

Windy City Live #MomsPanel Segment