Kid Friendly Destination – Part 1

I’ve been to a few places around the world before having kids and back then those places seemed like amazing destinations and so much fun. However it’s a completely different ball game when you’re a mother of two planning family vacations. Now our holidays have to be kid friendly which means everything from flight time, hotel location, to restaurants and play areas/parks or kids activities. Of course most importantly the safety and security of our kids. 

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Bath Time

My kids have a serious obsession with water and bath time is definitely the perfect end to their day. They generally spend 20 – 30 minutes in the tub playing and having fun. It’s also sort of relaxing for us knowing it’s closer to bed time! biggrin

We normally just give them a quick wash in the mornings and save the bath time for the evenings, as we noticed it helps them sleep better. 

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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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