How b​uilding LEGO helped me with mindfulness & mental health

Article originally published by Lifeline and shared with permission from the author. Photo by Michel Sutyadi By Michel Sutyadi for Lifeline China In this article, I would like to share my own experiences and how a random activity of clicking small, interlocking bricks together has positively impacted my mental health and strengthened areas of mindfulness, and has become a regular … Continued

Shanghai Mamas Introduces: Modern Littles

Shanghai Mamas is proud to introduce Shanghai Mama Allison Kopher, owner of Modern Littles, who conceptualised the brand and built from the ground up – all whilst being a busy mom of 2 boys. Modern Littles is also offering Shanghai Mamas a special discount on the beautiful collection of modern and sustainable children’s range. My … Continued

Baby Essentials: 6 Non-Toxic Products for Your Baby

Where to find eco-friendly, safe and stylish baby products in China? JOONE has you covered. We are pleased to introduce you to the French brand JOONE. Launched in 2017 to address parents’ concerns about safety and the raw materials used in baby products, they are committed to radical transparency. JOONE shares all information about their products … Continued

[via Adventuring We Go] A Beginners Guide to Chinese New Year

By Sarah Krasicki            Chinese New Year 中国新年 (zhōng guó xīn nián), commonly called Lunar New Year and Spring Festival, is rich in symbolism and tradition stemming from folklore. The date of Chinese New Year differs from year to year according to the Chinese lunar calendar. This year we celebrate Chinese … Continued

26 Taobao Buys to Entertain Your Kids Over the CNY Holiday

By Krystal S.   So here we are with another Chinese New Year upon us. Traditionally a time of big celebratory meals, fireworks and performances, togetherness and general cheer, 2020 has taught us that we may have possibly taken a few of those traditions for granted.With Covid-19 cases popping up around the city (and country) again, … Continued

3 Simple Wellness Strategies for 2021

By Felicia Toh, Corporate Wellness Program Manager and Prenatal Yoga & Meditation Teacher at Jiahui Health   Let’s face it: 2020 has been a stressful year, with a global pandemic, civil unrest, and a climate in peril, so many of us are leaning on self-care to help cope with daily stress. Through proper self-care, we … Continued

Shanghai Mamas Book Swap Coming Soon!

Let’s face it, you probably aren’t going anywhere over the CNY, so why not make the most of it and do a spring cleaning of your bookshelves. Shanghai Mamas will be hosting the popular book swap once again in March where we will swap books from baby through to adult categories. We need some book … Continued

Coffee Morning Updates

Start the new year with Shanghai Mamas and join one of the neighbourhood coffee mornings. See updated locations in the flyer below (note a few temporary locations) and scan QR to join the dedicated coffee morning groups.