Being Precious

moving day

The Big Move


It’s been a while.  School, fall, work and me and Viktor (my long-suffering Ukrainian on again/off again boyfriend) found a house — and we bought it! Jack and I moved out of our place last weekend. The move was fast and furious there was no time to reflect. But looking back, that place was the… Read More »

PRECIOUS CHONG on camp: precious as an alien on the set of her dad's movie

On A Lifetime Of Camp


I taught my ‘film in a week camp’ last week and even though it was the long weekend, I still started the camp on the holiday Monday. Ugh, I’m not always good with details. So half of the 4 kids who signed up for the camp were not going to be there and Jack’s daycare… Read More »

Just Have The Goddamn Baby


The Queen said she doesn’t care if it’s a boy or a girl, she just wants Kate to have the goddamn baby already. She has her summer hols planned, after all. People are placing bets. It was going to be a race between Kim Kardashian and Kate, but North West arrived early.

Nutella parent

Am I A Nutella Parent?


One of the things that gave me anxiety at the thought of being a mother was cooking meals and feeding my child. I was a single gal around town for most of my early adulthood, and like a lot of women from my generation I had a baby in my thirties — my mid-thirties. I… Read More »

High, Mom - Precious Chong on marijuana legalization

High, Mom


I was asked to emcee the 420 Ottawa ‘Fill the Hill’ Rally. I get it. My dad is Tommy Chong:  I’m the Justin Trudeau of marijuana. But I have a son. I’m a responsible parent. How have I become the Pot Mom? To be perfectly honest, I want marijuana to be legal so my kid… Read More »


Juice Cleanse


“Jack seemed angry at you when he saw you at our place,” Wes tells me. We are driving to record a podcast for a new show I’m doing with Melissa Story about being single moms (shameless plug), and I’ve asked Wes to be our third guest. It’s also the last day of a five-day Juice Cleanse I… Read More »


Code Word


Code word. That little girl in Ajax had a code word, one that saved her from being abducted by a stranger. I tried to create a code word with Jack. A secret word that only those closest to him would know so that if ever a stranger approached him and said, “Your mom asked me… Read More »

Precious used to work in kids’ parties, now she doesn’t know what to do for her son’s birthday


Jack’s birthday is coming up. He wants to have a slumber party. It was my suggestion. Why? Why did I mention slumber party?  What am I, crazy?! I just loved slumber parties when I was a kid. It was so 1970’s, right? Bring your own sleeping bag, stay up all night giggling, come home in… Read More »

Homework is weird, school is weird


I did not have this much homework in second grade. I went to a hippie school in Malibu. We played in a creek at recess. They had a rope swing. I would fall asleep in class every once in a while because my mom didn’t believe in bedtimes, and they let me stay  asleep! Ali… Read More »

Baby’s First Crush


Mommy, you know what I’m going to buy with my Christmas money?” “Um … what, Jack?” “A surveillance camera. So I can watch you … in the bathroom.” Okay, so my son is going to be a spy. Or a pervert. This year Jack told me he had to make an extra special Valentine. My… Read More »

Bonding Time


You’re an old lady who destroys fun!” is what Jack shouted at me. I was making him take a bath and get ready for bed. It’s Week Two of me having him during the school week. We’re starting to get on each other’s nerves. Last week, Jack was sick. He had a mysterious tummy ache that… Read More »

L.A. Woman, late again: Precious Tries to Make It To School On Time


I’m not the most punctual person. I try. I do try. But it doesn’t come easy to me. Like math — or packing — I have to really work hard at it. At being on time. I have Jack all week during the next while because Wes is directing a show in Niagara Falls. This means… Read More »


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