Working mum in China

After coming back from a month spent with family in the UK, we are now back in China – this time, Beijing. And I haven’t written a single blog post since! And why might that be? Because 36 hours and two almost completely sleepless nights after being back, I became a working mum, i.e. a mum […]

Merry Christmas, with love from DiariesofaYangxifu

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 圣诞快乐! This is my second Christmas in China, but my first as a family of three, and our first in our more permanent home, so I really had a chance to create some atmosphere and get into the Christmas spirit*. So I decided to throw a Christmas party for R’s cousins! You can […]

Mother vs mother-in-law

I’ve been back in China with my little boy for over 3 months now, so I thought it’s about time for an update about life as a yangxifu 洋媳妇. That is the name of this blog after all. Being a mum in China has taught me a lot about the culture, probably more than anything […]

流产 to fall through

I don’t know nearly enough about this topic to write any type of discussion or in depth post, but I would like to share experiences I’ve heard about abortion in China. I have read a lot about the topic, and especially enjoyed Xinran’s Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother, which tells the stories of a […]