Iftar at Amwaj Rotana, Dubai

It's always a pleasure to dine at Amwaj Rotana Hotel in Dubai. I've found their staff to be welcoming and friendly every time we...


Arabian Iftar at Kempinski The Palm

I can't believe it is already 12 days into Ramadan! We don't venture out for Iftar much except occasionally, and our recent Iftar me...


Cool sites with activity ideas for 5-8 year olds

Since Little Dude turned five (not so 'little' anymore!), his interest in doing craft projects has waned. Well, it's not fully g...


Learning is fun and games at Chubby Cheeks Nursery

It was important to me that my son (the older one was the only child then) start his schooling in the right kind of environment. I wanted hi...


Family Eats: French bites at Delifrance

My husband and I prefer a light meal in the evenings. Hence, Delifrance at Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai, turned out to be a good choice for a we...


The dilemma of expat parenting

"The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones  that look like they cannot be done." - Arnold Jean Palmer I ha...


Six ways to get your kids involved during Ramadan

Ramadan is a very special month for Muslims around the world. Rather than a festival or celebration, it is a time for fasting, remembrance o...


Letting go of 'me'

I hear 'Mama!' for yet another time during the day, and my mind instantly becomes active in anticipating my older son's need, ga...


Meeting the penguins at Ski Dubai

There are some experiences that are unique and memorable beyond your imagination. If you would have told me that I could meet real penguin...


Busy Hands: 'Love Globe' Personalized Card

Recently, for Valentine's Day we made a card for Dad. To make it extra special, we wanted it to look personalized. So, I thought we shou...


A day of outdoor fun at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

Winter in Dubai is something we all look forward to, because we can spend more time outdoors. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is a place we have co...


Family brunch at Ramada Downtown (Review)

We recently tried the Downtown Friday Brunch at Ramada Downtown, Dubai. It was a windy day, so we couldn't sit outside as planned and di...


Tips for decluttering your family home

If you have young kids, I wouldn't blame you for having a house that looks like a war zone! Toys scattered everywhere, stained clothes o...


How to Sleep Train Yourself as a Parent!

I could never reconcile with the concept of sleep training. I make no secret of the fact that it doesn't sit well with me. Putting '...


Creative play at Cloud 7, Level Kids

There's no shortage of places to take your kids out in Dubai to burn off their abundant energy. But sometimes, it's good to use the ...

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