Today we treated ourselves to a day at Saadiyat Beach Club. Within walking distance from our home it was the perfect location for a spot of relaxation.
Whilst growing up you are often asked to think about what items you would grab from your home should you have to evacuate in a hurry. Back then this question seemed quite theoretical and far from reality. That was until … Continue reading
‘Everything is a phase’ turned out to be the best advice I could ever hear. One minute I’m worrying about Jacks feeding and sleeping but before long I’ll be worrying about what time he’ll be coming in at night. Life … Continue reading
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I’m sure all other mums would agree that trying to find time to cook with a baby is almost impossible. That’s why when I do cook it has to be something that’s hassle free and easy to prepare. Ideally a … Continue reading
Bringing up a baby in the UAE is in many ways much easier than the UK. The weather is very predictable meaning no coats or layers. There’s a huge social network of other mamas and babas who are also looking for support. There’s plenty to do. Childcare is both more afordable as well as having more options. Breastfeeding is widely accepted and its easy to access support.
However one major downfall and dilemma facing most parents is returning to work after the 60 days maternity with no extended family to help out with childcare needs. We explored the 2 main options available: a nursery or a nanny. There are lots of nurseries available, almost too many to choose from! They offer a wide range of curriculums and children seem to be well cared for. However many don’t open at times which work for the working parent. With that in mind we decided to hire Mylene. She is an absolute God send. She treats Jack with gentleness and love. She cares for him in such a sweet way. When Jack sleeps she helps out with whatever house work needs to be done. When jacks awake he gets one on one attention, she sings to him, takes him to the park, helps him explore this wonderful world. We are so grateful to have her as part of our family.
It’s taken me 4 years to get round to this but I’m so glad I finally did. Old Dubai is a refreshing contrast to the glitz and glamour of the modern city. It takes you back to its roots of … Continue reading
Today we visited the fish market by Mina port. Here you’ll find a huge array of stalls selling all kinds of fresh, mostly locally sorced sealife. If you love seafood then it’s definitely a must try. You select your fish, … Continue reading
Shakespeare’s & Co at the Central Souk is the perfect spot for a coffee date with your baby. We sat outside and watched the world go by as Jack munched on a delicious roll and I enjoyed my usual cafe latte. Definitely worth a visit…