The Gift of Children

I just want to share with you today how wonderful children are! Yes we all know it since we are all mums but maybe sometimes we forget how fortunate we are that they are part of our lives! I think children remind us to focus on the present moment – it’s hard to play with … Continued

Buying, Selling and Businesses on ShanghaiMamas

As we have added a whole lot of new members in the past couple of months (welcome, new people!), we want to take a moment to issue gentle reminder to all members – new and old- to review the ShanghaiMamas Code of Conduct, and in particular the sections regarding selling second hand goods, advertising, marketing, … Continued

An Integrative Approach to Low Back Pain

 If you’ve ever had a bout of back pain, you’re not alone: according to the US National Institutes of Health, 8 out of 10 people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Fortunately, for the vast majority of people, back pain is short lived and only occurs occasionally. However, for a … Continued

Bag It, Drag It or Tag It

At the time I left home for a two decade-plus foray in Asia, Colonel Sanders was still running around drowning buckets of chicken in deep-fat fryers, and all I owned could fit in one suitcase. Not any suitcase though, the nearly extinct fabric covered cardboard type with rusty metal snaps that with some twine and … Continued