How and Where Can International Children Get Vaccinated in Shanghai?

By Dr. Jane Lee, Global HealthCare     Vaccines are by far one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases, and a child’s healthy start begins with the first shot shortly after birth. However, for international families living in Shanghai, finding out how to get their children vaccinated is undoubtedly an issue that confuses … Continued

Free Mammogram Screenings from Jiahui Health Breast Clinic

As part of their continuous efforts to promote breast health and emphasize the importance of early detection of breast disease, the Jiahui Health Breast Clinic (Jing’an) is pleased to offer the Shanghai Mamas community free mammograms for women aged 40 and over. ​ This benefit is only available through the end of September with limited … Continued

Pizza for Charity 2021 – Doing Our Part to Help A Heart

Eating pizza for charity sounds too good to be true, right? Well, for the month of September, order a pizza and you’ll be contributing towards the cost of a child’s lifesaving heart surgery. Shanghai Mamas is proud to be a community partner for the Sherpa’s x Heart to Heart Pizza For Charity event. The money … Continued

China Expat Health Insurance

​When it comes to finding the best health insurance protection and hospital network for your family, China Expat Health has got you covered. Instead of spending months contacting insurers and friends, researching, comparing (and still never really knowing which insurers work in real life), you can speak to a long-term China expat health insurance specialist … Continued

Arty Moon Activities for Children (and you)!

Mid-Autumn Festival is fast approaching next month. If you don’t know much about the festival and its origins, we are happy to share a short history along with some crafty activities you can do with your children. Thanks to Civillita Art Supplies for allowing us to share with the Shanghai Mamas community.     In … Continued

Volunteer With Stepping Stones to Teach English to Migrant Children

Do you… Speak English fluently and confidently? Enjoy interacting with children? Want to improve the education and general welfare of disadvantaged children?     English is one of the three core subjects in the Chinese school curriculum and one of the biggest differentiators between urban and rural children. Stepping Stones is recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to join its English … Continued

Share Your Amazing Travels with the ShMamas Community!

      We have seen your moments and there have been some EPIC trips this summer! As the travel season winds down, we want to capture all your amazing tips and itineraries for an upcoming series of travel articles for our Shanghai Mamas community. To entice you a bit more, we’ll be doing a monthly draw … Continued

Effective Coping Skills during Coronavirus Crisis

With anxieties running particularly high this week, we thought everyone could use a bit of a refresh on ways to deal with stress. Check out this article from GHC and Clinical Psychologist, Liqun HU, on signs to look out for and how you and your family can make some small changes to effectively cope.   … Continued

Meet Our Latest Sponsor – Hong Qiao International School

Welcome HQIS to the Shanghai Mamas community!   School Intro & History     Shanghai Hong Qiao International School (HQIS) is one of the oldest and most well established schools for international students in Shanghai. HQIS opened its doors in 1997 at Shanghai Zoo with just two classes serving eighteen preschool students. Since then, our … Continued

Trouble Finding Shoes That Fit?

Finding footwear that fits can be a real struggle for expats in China. There are usually very few options available for those with wider feet or calves or those who just need larger sizes. And, with the chance to stock up on your annual trip home not happening during Covid times, it’s hard to know … Continued

Welcome GHC as Our Latest Sponsor

Shanghai Mamas is excited to introduce our newest organizational sponsor, Global Healthcare (GHC). One of the most frequent discussion points in our communities is regarding medical care, including where to go for vaccinations, children’s eye check ups and family medicine. GHC is a trusted medical center in Shanghai since 2005 with an extensive foreign trained … Continued