Thien-Kim Lam

Recovering Asian overachiever, coffee addict, chopsticks expert, book nerd, writer, and mom. Definitely not the nanny.


Thien-Kim wishes she got paid to nanny her own children. She blogs about the fusion of Asian, African American, and southern culture in parenting and food at I’m Not the Nanny. She is the head book nerd at From Left to Write, a virtual book club community for bloggers, and founder of Bawdy Bookworms, where smart women who read sexy stories.


Washington, DC metro



Fun Facts

  • Myself, in three words or less:

    Sleep is overrated. *Yawns*

  • Biggest parenting fail:

    The day my biracial daughter had a breakdown because she didn’t look like me. Instead of teaching her to be “colorblind”, we celebrate our different skin colors and hair texture.

  • My guilty pleasure:

    Curling up with a steamy book, chocolate, and a glass of wine.

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