[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

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

Get to Know Us – Shanghai Mamas Coffee Morning Hosts

If you’re hoping to meet some new mamas in your area, you may already know that checking out our Shanghai Mamas Coffee Mornings is the thing to do. But do you know who hosts these Coffee Mornings, ensuring that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes? In this article, we introduce you to our intrepid team … Continued

Shanghai Mamas Coffee Mornings in Full Swing

Shanghai Mamas coffee mornings are back! Our Jing’an and Jingqiao coffee mornings are meeting actively again. If you’ve been itching for adult conversation and/or new playmates for your little ones, you’re in luck. Drop us a note if you would like to be added to the WeChat group near your neighborhood and find out when they meet next. RSVP is … Continued

Help Grow the Shanghai Mamas Community!

Want to get more involved with Shanghai Mamas? Join our volunteer Executive Committee. We’re looking for a Sponsorship Lead in particular. If you’re interested, please send your CV and a self-introduction to shmamas@gmail.com. Click on the roles to learn more about becoming a Executive committee member and Sponsorship Director. Shanghai Mamas is a diverse community of thriving international … Continued

Something You Did Not Know About Louise

By Joana Molgaard   In this series, Shanghai Mamas will feature amazing people within our community. You may have seen their names in WeChat, or have met them in person. Now you will learn what makes them thrive in Shanghai. This week, we introduce you to long-time Shanghai Mama Louise Roy. Louise has been an integral … Continued

Let’s Talk About 600

Shanghai Mamas is teaming up with Mandarin Community to translate and contextualize some of the trending topics on Chinese social media. Additionally they are providing some helpful vocabulary to further grasp the meaning and concept- thanks, Mandarin Community, for bridging our communities!   Image sourced: https://www.smhc.org.cn/   Located at 600 Wanping South Road, Shanghai Mental Health Center … Continued