Kids Go To Summer Camp with Buddhist Monks!

Every week, we  feature a news article from Chinese news that may not caught the eye of the western media.  Find out what happens in China outside of what is published on China Daily.  Johann, from Easy Mandarin Chinese School (, will be finding, translating and helping us learn some related words to teach us a … Continued

Summer update ~ Jessica K

  Happy summer everyone!  At this point in the website rebuild process, we hope you are enjoying the new look, feel and functionalities of the website.  We’re still working on several areas, and with this in mind I am writing you this little update.   Melanie and I are off on our summer holidays, but … 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

Meet the Shanghai Mamas Committee

ShanghaiMamas is run by a committee of eight dedicated volunteer mamas. We began meeting weekly in mid-March 2010 as the community site was in the early stages of development. Over the next three months we drank a lot of coffee, traded hundreds of emails, shared many laughs, deliberated, discussed, and pondered almost every aspect of … Continued

Shanghai Mamas Launch Party

The ShangahiMamas are ready to PARTY. We are holding a great big bash on September 18 to celebrate the official launch of our new website. When- September 18 from 10am-4pm Where- The big green open space at Green Valley Villas in Hongqiao (don’t worry, we’ll send along a map). 1500 HaMi Lu (near JinBang Lu) Hongqiao, … Continued

Volunteers Needed is a community website and needs the help and support of our members to thrive. Volunteering your time and energy is a great way to meet new people and engage with the group. We have a lot of projects and opportunities we would like to develop on the new site, but need help from … Continued