Tatum Hawkins

California mama living abroad in Shanghai, China.


Tatum Hawkins was most recently the style editor for City Weekend Parents & Kids, a Shanghai expatriate English-language magazine. She covered shopping and fashion with the fun and energetic moms, dads and kids of the Shanghai expat community in mind. Writing about lifestyle, career, fashion, and most recently, parenting, as a mom of two little girls is one of her most favorite hobbies, with her work appearing in a variety of blogs, online magazines, and print publications. Tatum’s “real job,” however, lies in the public relations industry (which she also very much loves) where she has worked corporate in-house, agency-side and at home as the founder of her own PR consulting business. Having lived their whole lives in the U.S., the Hawkins family of four relocated to Shanghai, China, in 2013. Living abroad is a dream fulfilled, and they are beyond grateful for such an amazing opportunity to absorb a fascinating new culture and life-changing experiences.

Fun Facts

  • Proudest parenting moment:

    Breastfeeding. It is all-encompassing, strangely beautiful, sacrificial, and intensely rewarding.

  • My guilty pleasure:

    Obsessing over my hair. It’s crazy how much of a woman’s self is tied to her hair. I recently went blonde for 8 months, that didn’t help!

  • The first thing I do when I wake up:

    Thank my lucky stars that I wake up on my own and not with any help from my children. Let’s all take a moment, I’ve arrived!

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