This May, beijingkids has moms on the brain. Looking for the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day on May 10? Find ways to indulge mothers in the beijingkids guide to scrumptious brunches, spa treatments, and ideas for a great night out in this month’s issue. Also, six extraordinary mothers from different walks of life share their stories and lessons from motherhood – meet a single adoptive mother, a woman who recently gave birth, a savvy grandmother and more.
Juggling kids, a career or both can make any woman feel run down. For quick beauty tips, check out our mom makeover – the mother of two young children gets a new hairstyle and makeup routine from the pros at P-Style.
Spring has sprung, so head outdoors to explore art galleries, pick up artsy postcards and dine alfresco with Jackie Yu’s kid-friendly guide to the 798 Art District. Take to the lake on May 28 for Dragon Boat Festival – this month, discover the best spots to test out dragon boat skills and eat zongzi.
Interested in playing inside? Craft expert Rebecca Kanthor reveals how to make paint puff magic with household ingredients. When the kids get the munchies, flip to our Fast Food column, for easy dessert recipes from top chefs in Beijing. Are your little ones budding karate kids? Discover martial art moves for kids that are fun and safe.
Ayi woes? Imogen Kandel explores the delicate balance between moms and ayis in this month’s Spotlight – read advice and accounts from families living in Beijing.
Got the travel bug? Insider’s Guide experts, Shelley Jiang and Gabriel Monroe, write a family-friendly travel guide (complete with stunning photos) for Guangxi province – the pair explore caves, sample local delicacies and tour cobbled streets in scenic Huangyao and Yangshuo.
Elsewhere in the issue, psychologists weigh in on the tricky matter of teen dating, students from Shuren Ribet International School debate about plastic surgery, and kids from BCIS interview a professional videogame designer.
And as always, find the best things to do around town in Top Ten and Events!
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