Kids Go To Summer Camp with Buddhist Monks!

Every week, we  feature a news article from Chinese news that may not caught the eye of the western media.  Find out what happens in China outside of what is published on China Daily.  Johann, from Easy Mandarin Chinese School (, will be finding, translating and helping us learn some related words to teach us a … Continued

Summer update ~ Jessica K

  Happy summer everyone!  At this point in the website rebuild process, we hope you are enjoying the new look, feel and functionalities of the website.  We’re still working on several areas, and with this in mind I am writing you this little update.   Melanie and I are off on our summer holidays, but … Continued

A Brief History of ShanghaiMamas

ShanghaiMamas was founded in April 2006 by Lynda Quintana, an American mother who had recently arrived in Shanghai from Texas. She quickly found that she was missing a social support system connecting her to other international families, and created ShanghaiMamas as a Yahoo Group where parents could meet online and ask questions, provide emotional support, organize playgroups, swap/sell baby products, … Continued

Meet the Shanghai Mamas Committee

ShanghaiMamas is run by a committee of eight dedicated volunteer mamas. We began meeting weekly in mid-March 2010 as the community site was in the early stages of development. Over the next three months we drank a lot of coffee, traded hundreds of emails, shared many laughs, deliberated, discussed, and pondered almost every aspect of … Continued