25 Products to Keep You Warm This Winter

By Lisa Renstroem   Shanghai winter is here and with the temperature bound to dip below zero degrees, I’ve started looking for things to keep me toasty and warm this season. Check out these random (but luckily pretty cheap) products below: Shanghai Mama Weather Pro Tip Have you discovered one of the most useful groups … Continued

Shanghai Guide to Children’s Stores

By Lisa Renstroem “Where can I buy baby strollers, clothes, toys in a store in Shanghai?” This is a question I often see people asking in our different Shanghai Mamas WeChat groups. But even in the land of eternal Taobao bliss where friends send you product links on the daily, where image search makes it … Continued

Protect Yourself & Your Family Against Covid-19

With the recent changes in the pandemic prevention and control measures, many people have questions about how to best protect themselves and their families during winter. Jiahui’s Family Medicine Physicians provide insights into the most commonly asked questions related to these recent changes. Q1 Is the recommended list of Covid-19 medication posted online reliable? What medications should I … Continued

Shanghai Museums, Zoos and Exhibits for the Family

By Naz Lim   The school holidays are fast approaching! If you need an activity for the kids, but don’t want to take them to the park or play centre, how about some educational fun at a museum, exhibit or zoo? Whether you’re looking for something that’ll keep the kids entertained for a whole day … Continued

How to celebrate Christmas in Shanghai – 2022

By Sarah Krasicki   As a Christmas-lover, planning for the festive season well before December is in my DNA, but I know it’s not the norm. This festive season, however, with many of us in a funk about missing family, friends and travel back home (again!), I urge you to start planning your Christmas early. … Continued

The Many Benefits of Early Formal Schooling

For many families with young children, deciding when to start school can be challenging. Although most of us may not have started formal schooling until age 5 or 6, early years pre-school programs are becoming increasingly popular around the world. In China, it’s quite common for children to start attending school at age 3 for … Continued

SCIS Launches the International Scholars Program 2023-2024

As a parent in Shanghai we all know how tuition in international schools can be very expensive, making it especially difficult for families who cannot rely on a company allowance to cover it.  The Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is one of Shanghai’s most well established International Baccalaureate (IB) schools and has recently released its … Continued

Volunteer with Shanghai Sunrise: Executive Director Position

Shanghai Sunrise is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization committed to creating access to education through scholarships for underprivileged Shanghai youth. Since 1996, they have raised 34 million RMB for high school and university scholarships. This has enabled 3,200 students to continue their education and have a chance at a brighter future. With your help they can … Continued

Fencing, Robotics, Music, Art – Dulwich College Pudong’s “Find Your Passion Day”

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong’s ‘Find Your Passion Day’ gives your child the opportunity to try a range of activities including Robotics, Chinese Drums, Fencing and the Arts at one of Shanghai’s top international schools. Additionally, parents will have the chance to visit the campus and meet the head of the Junior School. Don’t miss out! Spaces are … Continued

Start Your School Search Off Right with Wellington College

Our children spend most of their waking hours at school, so the schools we choose for them can have a critical impact on their lives. If you’re still searching for a school that’s the right fit for your family, we invite you to check out the impressive academic programs offered by our new organizational sponsor, … Continued

Help Disadvantaged Children as a Stepping Stones Volunteer

Do you… Speak English fluently and confidently? Enjoy interacting with children? Want to improve the education and general welfare of disadvantaged children? Join Stepping Stones to create a better future for migrant and disadvantaged children in Shanghai. Along the way, you’ll meet like-minded volunteers from around the world and discover your inner talent for teaching … Continued

Keeping Kids’ Smiles Healthy with Early Orthodontic Treatment

While most of us associate braces with adolescence, children as young as 6 can sometimes benefit from early orthodontic treatment. Getting your kids the treatment they need can help reduce the amount and extent of additional treatment that’s required when they’re older, but early orthodontic treatment isn’t for everyone. To find out whether your child … Continued