St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake Whoopie Pies

by Recipe Nomad     These St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake Whoopie Pies are the most delicious St. Patrick’s Day dessert you’ll ever make! And the mint cream filling is OMG good! Like a Shamrock Shake only a million times more delicious. Share one with a friend or keep them all for yourself! I’m sharing this … Continued

Baobei Foundation partnership

  It is with great pride and excitement that ShanghaiMamas would like to announce our recent partnership with the Baobei Foundation as of March 01, 2017. Founded in 2008 by a native Chinese and three expatriates in Shanghai, Baobei Foundation provides surgeries and post-surgical rehabilitation for Chinese orphans with life-threatening birth defects. Since its inception, … Continued

Circumcision: Medically Necessary or Unnecessarily Intrusive?

by Siobhan. E. Brown Circumcision: Medically Necessary or Unnecessarily Intrusive?  There are few medical discussions that cause heated debate quite like Circumcision. Some parents choose the procedure because they believe it is medically necessary, decreasing their child’s chances of contracting STD’s and keeping their bodies more hygienic.  Some parents circumcise their children in order to … Continued

Personal Style and Shopping in Shanghai – Expert Tips for Everyone

By: Annie Atienza Image Consulting   For many Westerners, wardrobe shopping in Shanghai can be incredibly difficult. Sizes are constructed on an entirely different scale for the local population, making the hunt for proper fitting clothing seem impossible at times. This problem is compounded for shoppers whose figures are within the plus sized range, and … Continued

ShMa Annual Meeting

ShanghaiMamas Annual Meeting – 15th March 2017 We know you have some questions – so here are some answers! ShanghaiMamas is the largest online community group for international families in Shanghai and is powered by volunteers. Shanghai is a transitory and constantly evolving place and to keep our group thriving we need input from all … Continued

Baked Brie with Apricot Jam and Pistachios 

by Recipe Nomad Gooey Baked Brie with Apricot Jam and Pistachios is so beautiful and delicious it’s the perfect appetizer to satisfy a hungry crowd!     My sister in law went to a baby shower recently and raved about a Brie in Puff Pastry with Apricot Jam that she claimed was to die for. … Continued

The Benefits of Play

  There’s been a lot in the news lately about the benefits of play. And out of all of the exciting trends in education, I have to say this is one of my favorites.As a health teacher, I have long expounded the virtues of play to my students, my admin, and a countless number of … Continued

Getting Out There – A Volunteers Experience

Connecting with the migrant communities in Shanghai through volunteering There is one goal that I must try to achieve whenever I move to a new country and that is: connect with and contribute to the local community. Developing genuine relationships and participating in the lives of the local people are certainly on top of my … Continued

Baklava Snowball Cookies

By Recipe Nomad A perfect, easy to make, winter treat! Have you ever had a Snowball Cookie? They’re small bite-sized cookies are rolled in powdered sugar and melt in your mouth. I’ve seen a variation of them in lots of different cookbooks from around the world. Even in Lebanon, a Snowball Cookie is very similar to flour-based … Continued