You are here

PARENTING

Being sick sucks.    I tried putting off my cough for 3 weeks. I mean, it’s just a little cough, whatever, I’m a big girl. But then my cough never went away and then, ultimately, it got worse. So I finally packed up both kids (Ayi was still away for CNY holiday) and took myself to the doctor. Turns out I have a mild pneumonia. The doctor looked at me (I must have looked shocked because...

When considering preschool or kindergarten for your child, there are many choices in Shanghai. But what about before preschool – is there somewhere, besides playgroups and staying home with the ayi, for your little ones to get extra stimulation and an edge on socialization before heading off to “school”? Enter the world of pre-preschool: programs designed for children and parents toget...

Melanie Ham, owner of *Lunabelle Lactation [1]*, offers sound advice to breastfeeding mothers.   .... *What are some of the myths about breastfeeding you’ve encountered since working here in Shanghai?* I have heard so many over the 10 years of supporting breastfeeding families in Shanghai…Here are a few that seem to linger: *Myth:* A breastfeeding mother must wait until her breasts “fill up” before feeding the baby. *Fact: *The breast makes more milk with a higher fat conte...

Every month, we reach out to a Shanghai dad to discuss family, life and being a father. This time round, Simon Jackson talks about lifestyle changes, an emergency room encounter and how he's consist...

I feel like I’ve done EVERYTHING there is to do in Shanghai with my kids. Name a museum - done it. Name a park - done it. I’ve been quite good with introducing them to new places and new experi...

Parents want to raise kids who are grounded, with a smart attitude toward money. It’s tough in th...

Some days I feel the need to go full out TaiTai, a...

In this fifth and special edition of our Around the Table series, we caught up with three of the* original moms from our January 2016 issue [1]* to find out how their deliveries went and how life has changed since meeting with them a year ago. Ally Mona had Marjorie Rose on January 27th,  Kristi Jones had Sienna Lily on February 26th and Carri Griffin had Charlotte Mei on March 3rd, 2016. A...

Loading...