02/01/2015 11:46 am ET Updated Feb 01, 2015

A Week In The Life Of The 'Tiger Mother' Amy Chua

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Woke up at 6:30 a.m. to something licking my chin. Opened my eyes and saw two big white fluffy faces staring hopefully down at me. Breakfast time? Both Coco and Pushkin sleep with us, keeping us warm at night, just as their brave and loyal Samoyed ancestors did back in Siberia 500 million years ago after pulling sleds all day.

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