The big 30 and what to expect

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I am 30! I actually had my birthday in July, so I am already over 30! I feel old! And yes, yes I know the age is just a number, but I don`t mean old as in mentally tired, but physically old! I went to two different doctors last week, for two different complains and they both gave me the same diagnosis- you are 30, these things happen! Continue reading

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

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

Back to work? How to cope with being away from your baby

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I had everything planned in my head. I would give birth, stay at home for 40 days and then go back to work and send my daughter to the nursery in our office building. Perfect right? And then she was here- the most beautiful thing I ever seen and it was mine! I couldn`t imagine anyone taking better care than me, let alone for the whole day, every day. Motherhood doesn`t strike you when you are pregnant, not even in the moment when you see your child. It comes after few days and weeks. You feed and cuddle this little human and they grow thanks to your care and love. I stayed home for good three months. Continue reading