I was really tired during my first pregnancy. Or at least, I thought I was. I was working full-time after all, heaving my bum and bump through the heat of the Dubai summer months as my due date approached. I was tired, but looking back now I certainly had nice periods or rest and “me-time”. … More Keeping Up Energy Levels During Pregnancy
I’m sat with thick tears streaming down my face as I type this. Those ugly tears you get when you’re overwhelmed, exhausted and on the verge of screaming at the top of your lungs. I’m 38 weeks pregnant, and for the 6th day in a row I have been left in sole responsibility of my … More It’s Hard To Be A Mum. So So Hard Sometimes…
Two-year-olds get a bad wrap don’t they… I guess I write a fair amount about my struggles as a toddler parent. The, er, ‘challenging’ behavior to be precise. Oh and the fact that sometimes between the extreme guilt and the feeling that “I just can’t sodding do this anymore”, I feel I may well be … More The Not-So-Terrible-Twos
Something I have found a little tricky being a busy expat mother in the UAE is finding a one-stop-shop that caters to mummies, babies, and kids. Yes, we have an abundance of specially catered stores spread across our vast and wonderful Malls. But here’s the thing… they usually cater either to women individually (with a … More In Love With…Mamis!
“He’s ONLY 2?! No way, I would have said he’s at least 4!!” “Yep, yeah, I hear that a lot. He is, um, very big for his age…” Well, with parents measuring in at 6″4, and 5″10, he was never destined to be small. On the day he was born, he had already outgrown the … More As The Mother Of A Big Toddler
Hi my darling, As I type this, your big brother and I are sat in a boat house in Abu Dhabi as your Daddy retrieves a rental car to get us back home to Dubai. Your brother has not napped, so is in a hugely grumpy mood, kicking up a fuss each time an advert … More A Little Note Of Love To Baby Girl
I never really put much thought into the importance of my birthday for my parents when I was little. As a child, it was MY birthday after all. A day of excitement, wholly centered on me. How wonderful! No, I really didn’t come to understand the importance of a child’s birthday, until I became a … More In Love With…Delicious Birthday’s By Magnolia Bakery
Yep. We all know that pregnancy is a “beautiful time” in a woman’s life. The growing baby within you. The feeling of being completely at one with nature. The, uh, “glow” (I don’t glow). And of course your little darling’s impressive capability to kick you square in the bladder at the most inappropriate of times … More Eight Lesser Known Facts About Pregnancy – According To Me!
I love March for many reasons; the weather perks up, the New Year gets itself into full swing, and the loveliest of all in my opinion – its a month for celebrating mothers as Mother’s Day approaches. This year, I’ve teamed up with the wonderful Dubai based photographer, Emma Staples. I’ve followed Emma on Facebook and Instagram (emmastaplesphotography) for … More Celebrating Mother’s Day With Emma Staples Photography
Camping with a toddler, yes indeed. I should add too that I am also 8 months pregnant, so really really, what could go wrong?! When I tell people that I live in Dubai, their immediate reaction is usually to ask about the glitz, the glamour and the champagne lifestyle. Yes, once upon a time in … More Camping With A Toddler – What Could Go Wrong?!