Anxiety in Children: Little people, big fears

By Melinda Weber, MA, LPC Living in a foreign country can be a thrilling adventure for children. New homes, new schools, new friends from diverse backgrounds, and new languages are all exciting stuff! However, the exhilaration of broadening worldviews and exotic travel can make children anxious. Big changes can be particularly overwhelming for them, as … Continued

A Letter from Redleaf Hospital

Note from Shanghai Mamas Exec Committee: Redleaf Hospital has been a great sponsor of ShanghaiMamas for 2016-2017 and we regret they are being forcibly relocated on such short notice. Since we know many of our members are also their clients, we wanted to reach out for a statement and help them to spread the word … Continued

Why shop with Epermarket?

    Save Yourself Some Time With Epermarket!   Shopping with them couldn’t be simpler. With their convenient delivery times, free same day delivery, flexible payment options and accessible international customer service, they make grocery shopping even easier – and also your life!   Who is Epermarket?   Epermarket is your online expat supermarket, where … Continued

Xinjiang: a new frontier

By Hannah Zheng   Xinjiang, to me quite literally a new frontier, is a place I’d longed to visit. The largest Chinese administrative division (larger than Tibet, and nearly seven times the size of the U.K.), it sits in the far north west of the country, a melting pot of diverse ethnic groups, languages and … Continued

Managing school-related stress for all ages

By Elisabeth J. Luu, Ed.M. . Many parents idealize the international school experience before they arrive in Shanghai. They imagine all the rich experiences their children will have, such as studying a new language, or making new friends from different countries. While an international school education will provide your child with unique opportunities, it can … Continued

Online Grocery Shopping : A Look Behind the Scenes

ShanghaiMamas is pleased to present a behind-the-scenes look at our newest sponsor, Epermarket. If you are one of the thousands of families that now order your groceries online, you may have questioned how this process works exactly. How do the online supermarkets get products from the warehouse to your home in a timely fashion, while … Continued

The trials of repatriation

By Sascha Matuszak     At first glance, repatriation from a foreign placement back to a home country may seem like a return to familiar waters. But more often than not, people returning “home” from abroad find that almost everything has changed, including one’s own outlook on what home truly is.  Culture shock is a two-way … Continued