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It can be easy to get lost in negativity, but thes...

*/By Jessica Levine/* It’s never too early to start capturing your children’s formative stages on film, but you might not always have a camera at the ready. Birthdays are anticipated, but not everyone is prepared to snap a picture of a baby’s fleeting first steps. Italian expat Yvonne Montrone has been taking photos of her daughter, Cloë, since she was a newborn. In the frame of each photo, Montrone places a card detailing a particular event – anything from “Today I am eight m...

/*By Jessica Levine*/ Human memory is fallible. How many people remember what they ate for lunch last Wednesday, what they wore to their birthday party 10 years ago, or what they got for Christmas when they were seven? Multiply that by several family members, and it’s nearly impossible to keep...

Looking at the year ahead is a big task, especially when you’re part of a family. You want to mak...

Welcome to our monthly WeChat exchange, where we reach out to a Shanghai dad to discuss family, life, and being a father. This month, Peter Lee talks about spicy curries, running out of elevators, and Coca Cola. *Name:* Peter Lee *Job: *Owner and Manager of Favorita *Nationality: *British *Children: *Ethan (2.5) *School:* School of Mom and Dad *Time in Shanghai: *12 years ...

/*By Wansien Lee*/ Lilian Au is never in one place for too long. Born in Taipei, China, the General Manager for the China division of high-end decor and home furnishings brand Indigo Living spent the majority of her formative years flitting between Taiwan and Hong Kong. She’s also enjoyed short stints in Canada and South Africa, before officially settling in Shanghai back in 2014. Even now, half of her time is dedicated to the two Chinese cities of Beijing and Hong Kong. With so much ...

As the end of my senior year – and ergo my time in Shanghai – draws nearer, I’ve started to look back on the last four years with the eyes of an adult-to-be. I think about the friends I’ve made, continue to make, the friends I’ve lost, and the people I no longer talk to. I think a lot about the girl I was in ninth grade. Awkward. Suspicious of the world around her and everyone in it, ready to fight any and all to make her voice heard. I’ve grown a lot – two centimeters and f...

Does anyone else feel pretty guilty quite a lot of the time? Yeah. Us too. Between juggling work, family, your partner, your children, your friends, and valuable “you” time, it can feel a lot like you’re always letting someone down. Of course, you can’t always be around for everyone, all of the time, but with a bit of clever organization, you can balance your lives in a way that is f...

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