Dig It Dubai – Kid’s Indoor Play Area For The Summer Part 1

God knows it’s a struggle keeping the little ones entertained in the summer! Normally it’s parks, backyards and lots of outdoor activities but with the heat, it’s impossible!

I’m always on the look out for new indoor play areas to make the summer fun and not so repetitive. This week we checked out the awesome and newly opened Dig It in The Souk Springs. If your little ones are fans of Bob The Builder or just building & constructing in general, they will absolutely love this place! It’s based on a real life construction site so it is super fun.

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Adam Starts School & My Fears!

I am honestly so emotional at the thought of my son starting school in September inshallah. I am excited but also scared as h*ll!!

 

This will be the FIRST time ever I leave my son with someone that’s not my mum or husband and I am not sure I like that feeling right now. I am very attached to my kids and of course being a stay at home mum means I am there for them 24/7. The thought of having someone else take care of him for 6 hours a day is scary.

 

How do you trust them?

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Suddenly Every Mom Is An Expert, An Author & A Doctor

Is it just me or the minute you become a mother, it’s like you’ve opened yourself up to criticism from every tom, dick and harry? I’ve never received so much advice, suggestion, and insults before. Suddenly every other mother is an expert and has the right to tell you how to raise your kids or question why your son doesn’t go to nursery when he is 2 years old when every other kid does.

 

 

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5 Tips for Living Away from Family

This is a guest post by Afra Said from ThroughMamasEyes. She has two children and is based in California in the US and her family is spread out between UK, Middle East & Kenya. She has been away from her family now for 6 years and prior to that was living away from parents and siblings for 2 years. She shares her experiences and wisdom on this topic and you can read more about Afra at the end of this post.

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Depression during my second pregnancy

What a lot of people don’t know is I was very depressed and overwhelmed during my second pregnancy. Adam was about 6 months old when we found out we were expecting our second baby. Different emotions went through my head but one that stood out and was more evident was my depression. I tried to keep it to myself as much as I could but then some days I just couldn’t and I would just vent out to my husband or mother. Trust me, we were excited about having another baby and Adam having a little brother/sister to play with, but we were too worried and scared to see it clearly then. Actually I think just me.

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Diaper Rash

I can’t tell you how many times people told me “you must get diaper rash cream” when packing my hospital bags both times. I was lucky enough to never go through it with Adam as an infant, so whenever I would hear mums grieving about it, I couldn’t understand it because I just didn’t know what it was like or how terrible it was for little ones. Of-course all that changed with little madam. 

At just 4 months Hana had a terrible rash. Hana hadn’t been herself and I didn’t know what was wrong. 

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Emirates Park Resort

Have you ever felt like you left the UAE for a little vacation when actually you haven’t? That’s how we felt during our weekend at Emirates Park Resort, located in Al Bahya. I must admit I did have very high expectations going there but that’s entirely because I had other Dubai/Abu Dhabi Hotels in mind like Atlantis, Madinat Jumeirah, St Regis etc when in reality there’s absolutely no comparisons. Emirates Park Resort is a resort connected to a zoo. It’s an experience; one I never thought we would have a chance to go through in Dubai/Abu Dhabi. 

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Fathers Bonding With Their Little Ones

There’s no feeling that could compare to holding your little one for the first time after they’re born. It’s the beginning of a beautiful bond. Mothers are always encouraged to do skin to skin which has extraordinary benefits to both mum and baby. It’s creates a bond and makes the baby feel safe, amongst many other things. But what about the fathers? Shouldn’t the bond between them and their little one be as equally important? 

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Sikka Cafe – City Walk Dubai

There are two times of people in this world; people who have breakfast like there’s no tomorrow and people who have breakfast with lunch in mind. Me? I’m in between 😀 

We planned to go to Sikka Cafe for breakfast with my bestie Fattouma who is here from Sweden for just 7 days. Sikka Cafe is located in City Walk Jumeirah. As it says on their instagram page  it’s “a locally curated concept, where delicious Emirati food meets Indian and Iranian influences” 

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