Beach Holidays in China: Shenzhen

By Naz Lim   With the weather warming up, it’s time to get beach ready! Try Shenzhen in Guangdong province if you’re looking for a Sanya alternative. The beaches here are nicer than those near Shanghai, with white sand, blue waves, and warmer weather. Shenzhen, Guangdong Shenzhen (深圳) is in the province of Guangdong and … Continued

Beach Holidays in China: Qidong

By Naz Lim   Craving the smell of the sea, the sound of waves, or the feeling of sand between your toes? Being an Australian, I need sand and sea to recharge every few months for my sanity, even though city living has perks. Everyone knows Sanya as the destination for beach holidays, but China … Continued

Shanghai Career Mamas Group

Since 2006, Shanghai Mamas has been connecting the community of international families to one another. We are introducing a new Shanghai Career Mamas group to help make connections for anyone considering a career transition, re-entering the workforce, looking for business mentorship, or exploring potential new opportunities in Shanghai. This will be a space to ask … Continued

Send In Your Amazing CNY Photo Stories!

Entries have started coming in for our third annual Shanghai Mamas Photo Story Contest. We know some of you have taken an extended break, so we have also extended the contest submission date. Be sure to send in your amazing CNY photo stories by February 12, 2023. We’d love to see how everyone has been celebrating … 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