Warning about Carbon Monoxide

I just wanted to give all the Mamas a warning about a potentially very dangerous situation that I learned about the tough way- TWICE! In 2007, we had a gas leak in our apartment that resulted in dangerous carbon monoxide being released into our home. My two-year daughter woke up in the middle of the … Continued

A Brief History of ShanghaiMamas

ShanghaiMamas was founded in April 2006 by Lynda Quintana, an American mother who had recently arrived in Shanghai from Texas. She quickly found that she was missing a social support system connecting her to other international families, and created ShanghaiMamas as a Yahoo Group where parents could meet online and ask questions, provide emotional support, organize playgroups, swap/sell baby products, … Continued

Nurse Candy

So you know how the weather has been lately? One minute bright, sunny, and in the high teens, the next a disappointing grey, wet, and single digit mercury reading. Really Atmosphere, couldn’t you decide which way you want to go? Hormonal imbalance was the response I got and I found myself sticking a hand out … Continued

Baby Led Weaning

When my daughter Amelia was 7 months old we decided to start her on solid foods. I cooked and froze a few weeks worth of healthy home made purees, bought her a special spoon and dish and strapped her into her high chair full of excitement at this new stage in her development. ‘Look what … Continued