My beauty routine (when no other routines are established)

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I am turning 30 this year. When I was a teenager I thought 30 is the age when life has already passed and people quietly retire. Little I knew back then. I now look at my 20 something year old self, and wish to go back in time and just give myself a big slap in the face (or maybe not even one). Continue reading

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Why comparing children is wrong

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I want to write about this for a very long time. In fact I think I have so much to say, that I will most certainly miss something. My daughter is now 2 years old and for the past 20 something months I have met with many different mums on very different occasions. I also got myself into online mum groups to seek advice, share things that happened to my daughter or just reading other mum`s problems and how they solve it. Being a mum means you will become part of at least one mum group at some point of your parental experience. Continue reading

Potty training made easy

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As a mother of a toddler I was dreading the moment of potty training. In fact I was reading so little about it that from all the materials out there I could only remember that the good age to start is 25 months (or at least someone said that somewhere). But time really fly and here it is my lovely daughter turned two last month. I knew the time is close. I decided to read the 3 day potty training method, and laughed my socks off after. Continue reading

Leaving your child with nanny

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Going to work after having a baby is challenging on it`s own, but when you have to leave your child at home with some random person you will require all the strength in the world! Unlike our home countries we rarely have our parents living with us in Dubai, so having a nanny is not a novelty for most families. Continue reading

Guest post: How To Tackle Your Maternity Policy! Where do I start? by Fiona Blakey

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I have been meaning to write this blog for a while as it’s something very close to my heart and I want to spread the word and getting others to act on it… you dont have to be a Mum to act you can be a Dad, a Sister, a Brother or any family or friend or anyone that has been affected by the short 45 days maternity leave which applies to the private sector here in the UAE. Continue reading