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

Babies! Film Screening

Everybody loves… BABIES. Join the Shanghai Mamas for the first-ever Shanghai screening of the film “Babies” on November 23 at 10am at Mesa. This beautiful and uplifting film follows four babies from around the world – from first breath to first steps. Bring your baby along to celebrate and join the Shanghai Mamas for the … Continued

2010 Christmas Bazaars- Updated

A quick roundup of upcoming holiday bazaars happening in the next few weeks in Shanghai- updated on Nov 29. If you would like to add a listing, please email for inclusion. Happy Shopping!

Meet the ShanghaiMamas Committee, January 2011

L-R : Melanie Ham & daughter, Kellie Henry, Rhian Horwill, Marie Gepel and Rose Zhang   Just under a year ago in March 2010, eight dedicated volunteer mamas began meeting to discuss the development of the ShanghaiMamas community website. Over the next three months we drank a lot of coffee, traded hundreds of emails, shared … Continued

Cosplay, Japanese Dress-up Culture

I’m not too familiar with anime and manga characters but have heard that it’s a popular thing for the youngsters to dress up as cartoon characters in Japan. My closest experience to costume dress up was during a Halloween party. As soon as I heard about a worldwide costume competition in Shanghai, I jumped at … Continued

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

So we’re sitting in the committee meeting one Monday morning in April with our lattes steaming in front of us. We’ve covered the usual:  who’s selling things they shouldn’t, who’s spoiling for a fight about ayis or vaccines, and who wants to know something technical about the website that we clearly haven’t got a clue … Continued