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

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

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