[via Adventuring We Go] A Beginners Guide to Chinese New Year

By Sarah Krasicki            Chinese New Year 中国新年 (zhōng guó xīn nián), commonly called Lunar New Year and Spring Festival, is rich in symbolism and tradition stemming from folklore. It is rooted in the celebration of spring and marks the transition between zodiac signs. When is Chinese New Year? The date … Continued

Chinese New Year Photo Story Contest

Back by popular demand is the third annual Shanghai Mamas Photo Story Contest. The contest will run from January 19 to February 5, 2023. Grab your camera (or maybe your phone) and start capturing CNY and all the festive finery through your eyes. What strikes you as unique? Beautiful? Quirky? Fun! Snap a few pics … Continued

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

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