SEO checklist before you publish a blog post

Search Engine Optimization is one of those things that you know is important for your blog, but appears too scary and complicated at first s...


Posts you liked the most in 2013!

It's almost 2014 (really?), and I decided to put together a list of the posts that were most read this year. Sand In My Toes will compl...


Snapshots of Christmas in Dubai

My earliest memory of Christmas is watching Disney's 'A Verry Merry Christmas' on a VHS tape (or maybe, it was Betamax)! As a ch...


Check out my interview on InterNations!

I'm happy to share that 'Sand In My Toes' has been featured in the Recommended Blog section of InterNations, a website I have ...


Murphy's Laws of Toddlers

If there was ever living proof of 'If anything can go wrong - it will', you don't have to look further than a toddler. They love...


I have a Blog Your Heart Out Award!

I would like to thank the lovely Sara of mumturnedmom  (and my recent guest blogger ), who nominated me for the Blog Your Heart Out Award ! ...


All this mom wants for Christmas...

Like last year , this holiday season I sit here, wishing for a Santa who would exclusively grant the wishes of tired mothers all over the wo...


Toddler Tales (22): Twinkle Twinkle

Little Dude's turning out to be quite a talker! He's very quick to learn new words, which also means that we have to be very caref...


A Day Like Today: Swimming at the lake

Today's guest blogger is Sara, of  mumturnedmom (read more about her below). Sara and her family moved from Scotland to the USA, and n...


Six lessons learnt from shopping with a toddler

There are so many activities rendered impossible when you are accompanied by a toddler, but I really didn't expect shopping to be one of...


42 Reasons Why I Love Dubai!

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrates 42 years of its formation on December 2. This country, especially the city of Dubai, has a special...


When should children start schooling?

Something that often comes up for discussion in many forums and groups in UAE, is the right age for children to start nursery. This Gulf New...


Thankful for being a mother

Being a mother can be a thankless job. After all, you may have to wait a couple of decades before your kids have their own progeny and final...


Toddler Tales (21): Boyish Behaviour

Little Dude has been slowly transforming into a 'boy' since he turned two ! What I mean is that his antics are becoming more like ...


The Anatomy of a Great Post Comment (Guest Post)

If you are a seasoned blogger or just an avid blog reader, you would know the importance of leaving a good comment behind. So, today, I am r...


The stigma that kills...

Pic source: gameanna/ A woman named Natasha Sultan was recently spared a jail term for killing her infant daughter ...


Toddler Tales (20): The Concealer

Living in our house nowadays is like being on a perpetual treasure hunt. That's because Little Dude has created a new hobby of hiding ...


Eight hidden blogging mistakes

This week, I had the honour of writing a guest post for  +Cropped Stories . What I like about Elena's blog is that she writes on a wid...


Seven steps to a superb guest post

In my mind, the question is not whether to write a guest post or not, but how, where and when! Once you've been blogging long enough to ...


Five pet peeves of toddlers

It's hard to get inside the mind of a toddler, but one thing is for sure - when they don't like something, they make sure you know...


All About Me!

I'm glad to share that I have been invited by Rebecca of the Clearly Bex blog to answer some questions about myself! This linky was star...


An afternoon with giraffes and lions

Over the long weekend just after Little Dude's second birthday , we decided to head over to the Emirates Park and Zoo in the neighbourin...

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