Busy Hands: Recycled Bottle Lighthouse

My favourite crafts are the ones where we use recyclables. It makes me feel good about generating less waste, we have fun in the process of ...


On Totschooling: Orange Tree Counting Activity

I'm a huge believer in learning through play, and making it as fun as possible. Totschooling is one site which has so many ideas on teac...


Five Tips for Dealing with Toddler Fears

We've never had any issues with my toddler being scared of imaginary things, until recently. He happened to have a bad dream and believe...


The pride in motherhood

The challenges that come with becoming a parent can be very trying. It's easy to become demotivated with a constant list of things to do...


A yacht cruise into the sunset!

I have been on many traditional dhow cruises here in Dubai, but was yet to try a yacht cruise. We got to experience this recently when we tr...


Busy Hands: Baby Chick Texture Art

The idea for this craft came for a story I made up for Little Dude, about a baby chick who has trouble getting out of its eggshell! So, it h...


Five Tips Friday: Choosing a preschool

It's hard to come to terms with it, but we have finally enrolled Little Dude into a preschool. It took us months and many visits, and mu...


How following my instincts made me a better parent

I've never picked up a parenting book in my life. I don't know if this was a conscious decision, but I didn't really trusted &#...


Busy Hands: Magnetic Photo Frames

As Mother's Day is celebrated during March in the UK and the UAE (and soon enough, during May in the USA), here's an idea for a cute...


Five Tips Friday: Encouraging imaginative play

Children come equipped with the most amazing talent - unbridled imagination! They have the potential to turn any object into a toy, or trans...


Watching flamingos in the heart of Dubai

Even though it is one of Dubai's hidden treasures, I had heard about the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary soon after I got here. Being a ...


Busy Hands: Egg Box Alligator Puppet

Some of our best craft projects are the ones in which we reuse or repurpose a junk item. That's why I have a hoard of cereal boxes, card...

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