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About Us

Shanghai Family is your leading expat magazine in the city, with the most up-to-date family content. Working closely with Shanghai’s international schools, healthcare providers and other local experts we scour the neighborhoods to bring you practical information and provide an accessible resource on all things education, health, travel, shopping, food and more. Want to know what school choices are available for your kids? Needing some travel inspiration for your next getaway? Looking for restaurants that won’t have your kids running wild out of boredom? We’ve got you covered.

Parents & Kids is the passport for family fun in Shanghai. The magazine keeps the city’s international families up-to-date and in the know with the most exciting news and events, alongside guides for all areas of entertainment such as travel, shopping and family dining. Here, you’ll find essential information about health and international education as well as tons of city activities, recipes and arts and crafts.


Meet the Team

Alex - Managing Editor of Shanghai Family

Alex is Shanghai Family’s Managing Editor, who started writing for Ringier as a freelancer back in 2014. With a BA degree in Travel and Tourism, A Level in Freelance Writing and teaching qualifications, she was also a former ESL secondary school and kindergarten teacher. She enjoys researching and writing anything beauty, fashion or wellness related – among other topics – and loves interacting with the growing number of Shanghai-expat-families. Originally from the UK, she was a journalist in Madrid, Spain, and a copywriter for a UK travel website before moving to Shanghai in early 2014 with her husband. Her free time is spent traveling, blasting out her favourite songs and trying all the dinner hotspots in the city. She also worked as the Beauty and Wellness Editor on our partner magazine, City Weekend.


Anna - Managing Editor of Parents & Kids

Originally from the UK, Anna moved to Shanghai with her husband Pete almost five years ago, after gaining her Masters degree in Creative Writing. In 2013, she co-founded a company with her husband and a friend and worked on the business until September 2016, when she became a mum to her beautiful son, Theo. When the time came to go back to work, Anna decided she wanted a change of scenery and happily joined the Ringier family to run Parents & Kids magazine.


Michaela - Digital Manager of Shanghai Family

Hailing from the UK, Michaela spent a large portion of her childhood years in Hong Kong where her love for Asia began. After completing a BA degree in English Literature, she began working within the publishing industry – for both print and digital – before eventually making her way back to China in 2015. In the last few years, she has worked as ESL teacher, director of culture and freelance events and social media editor for start-ups in Hong Kong. Now, with a strong background in digital content, social media management and teaching, Michaela has joined Ringier as Digital Editor. In her free time, you’ll find her taste-testing Shanghai’s food scene, planning her next adventure or performing precarious inversions in an antigravity yoga hammock.


Sarah - Deputy Editor of Shanghai Family

Originally from the US, Sarah moved to Shanghai after graduating with a degree in Communication in 2015. With her background in advertising and two years working in education abroad, she was ecstatic to combine her love for writing and her respect for the educational community and join the Shanghai Family team as their Deputy Editor. When she’s not sending emails or working on re-writes, Sarah is often biking to her favorite museums, exploring Shanghai’s thriving music scene or trying not to splash málàtàng on her white shirt.


Where to find the magazine

  • Wagas
  • Baker & Spice
  • Beef & Liberty
  • Boxing Cat Brewery
  • Costa Coffee
  • Sproutworks
  • Paulaner Brauhaus
  • Pure & Whole
  • Element Fresh
  • and many more!


Terms and Conditions for Competitions

1. Entry is open to residents in Shanghai, China, except employees (and their families) of Ringier China.

2. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over.

3. Entrants must provide their name, email address, WeChat ID and telephone number to qualify. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.

4. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, indecipherable will not be valid and deemed void.

5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post, or due to computer error in transit.

6. The prizes as stated are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.

7. The winner agrees to the use of their first name and photograph relating to competition winner announcements.

8. Unless stated otherwise, the winner(s) will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by the closing date stated within the promotional material.

9. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random.

10. Confirmation of the prize will be made in writing to the winner(s).

11. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to mee the eligbility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.