The winds have stopped howling and the sun has finally come out to play. That means it’s time to gather the family together. But before booking that Mothers’ Day brunch or reserving a table for two, don’t forget that it’s all about family. For our May issue, beijingkids is devoted to celebrating family relationships. Get inspired by great Beijing couples who found love in the capital and expat families that have settled in here. Or seek advice about how to explain divorce to children from relationship gurus. Also, Sarah Cooper shares her single-parent dating experiences in Beijing with Imogen Kandel.
Don’t leave her empty handed. If you don’t know what to get her for Mothers’ Day on May 9, scour our Spotlight on Mothers’ Day for the top gift stores to best Mothers’ Day brunches and top Beijing spas.
Olivia Lee teaches us the importance of a family meal, so don’t hesitate to consider our restaurant recommendations: buffet lunch at Ganges for the family and Beijing’s top spring rolls. Also, consider a walking tour in Qianmen, a great place for shopping, dining and activities, such as riding on a tram. For cooks of all levels, try Xiyun Yang’s recipe for tasty fish with grilled scallions. Also, cool down this month while getting added nutrition by whipping up a green smoothie with Jennifer Thompson.
Before summer arrives, seek out the best summer camps in Beijing, whether that’s football, arts and crafts or acting.
As always, find kid-friendly events, get dining recommendations, catch up with our columnists, search our Directories for anything and everything you’ll need in Beijing, and read about other families’ travel destinations – it’s never too soon to start planning your next holiday.