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Pregnant in China Part I – Things my mother-in-law told me not to do



Pregnant in China Part I – Things my mother-in-law told me not to do

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. With the decision to have a child, usually everything changes. Being pregnant comes with its own challenges, but pregnancy in an unfamiliar environment can be a challenging experience, especially if you …

Cooking With Father-In-Law: My 2 Favourite Noodle Dishes (with recipes)



Cooking With Father-In-Law: My 2 Favourite Noodle Dishes (with recipes)

When I first visited my Chinese parents-in-law, their biggest worry was if I will be used to their food (mine was if I will even understand a word of their dialect…). It turned out their worry was unnecessary (mine wasn’t …

Social Pressures in China: Why Everyone in Niuji Village Thinks We Are a Failure



Social Pressures in China: Why Everyone in Niuji Village Thinks We Are a Failure

Social pressures in China can be difficult to cope with, no matter if you are a Chinese national or a Western spouse of such.

No matter where you live, every country promotes its own social standards: What you have to …

Guest post: “Lessons Learned from My Cross-Cultural Marriage” by Susan Blumberg-Kason



Guest post: “Lessons Learned from My Cross-Cultural Marriage” by Susan Blumberg-Kason

Since the official Good Chinese Wife blog tour has started on the 15th (see here for the listing of all other blogs participating), we had a bunch of amazing reviews, interviews and guest posts by Susan Blumberg-Kason. Her new

China’s Labour Day and the longest time I have ever spent with my brother-in-law…



China’s Labour Day and the longest time I have ever spent with my brother-in-law…

When my boss told me I would have a few days off during and after the Labour Day (May 1), I got very excited. Being all alone, with my hubby over 600 kilometres in another province, my first thought was …


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