Saving mianzi

When I first moved to Shanghai, I was so excited to be connected with a woman around my age and in my neighborhood who could introduce me to Shanghai. We’ll call her Alexa. Alexa was bubbly, always ready to offer tips on places to buy food, take the kids to play, and where to go... Continue Reading →

Does she really have it all?

The other day I was reading a very reputable Shanghai magazine and came across an article that really frustrated me. The story profiled a working mother who seemed to easily and effortlessly balance being a full-time mother to a young child and full-time employee for her company here in Shanghai. I am sure this woman... Continue Reading →

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. – Mark Twain

The world is round, and the place that may seem like the end may also be the beginning. --Ivy Baker Priest, Treasurer of the US under Dwight D. Eisenhower

Spotlight on: Liz A, USA

In our first interview, we sit down with Liz A., a recent transplant to Shanghai. Hailing from the East Coast of the US, Liz and her young family moved here in September 2016 so her husband could take a new job within his company. This is her family’s first ex-pat experience. Believing their time here... Continue Reading →

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