Developing Motor Skills

We all know the importance of developing fine and gross motor skills in children at a young age. Having good motor control can not only be important for a child’s growth but it can also promote independence and aid in cognitive development. So as a parent, what can we do to help our little ones ...
Let’s talk about Birthday Parties, real unicorns and all!

We’ve all heard about, or been to, an extravagant child’s birthday party here in the UAE. Limousines driving children to a day spa, where they can ride side-saddle on a real unicorn and watch a private circus show, before fairies appear to personally hand each child an iPad as a take-home gift. That may be ...
Looking after Mother’s Day flowers

You received a beautiful flower arrangement for mother’s day – good! This means your husband took onboard the subtle hints from our previous article on the matter. What now? Ideally you’d like to prolong their lifespan and enjoy their beauty for as long as possible. We consulted our resident florist on the matter and picked ...
How you can bond emotionally with your child

Are you spending enough time bonding emotionally with your child? Infancy is a crucial time for brain development in babies and toddlers. The evidence of a loving, nurturing relationship between parents and their children is powerful. Consistent and regular bonding time is key to the emotional, social and cognitive development of your child. Here are ...
Child’s Play, Sans Gender

Gender neutral play in the early foundation years is a studied and rather trendy topic at present, with research showing that children subjected to gender expectations suffer huge implications on their future achievements. There are a number of reasons why the turn towards gender neutral play is becoming more and more popular. The obvious one ...
Why Choose Organic?

While we can’t limit all of our children’s exposures to toxins in the surrounding environment, we do as mums have a say in the food they eat. And one of the best ways to limit their exposure to these chemicals is to choose an organic diet. Because of the persistence of pesky pesticides in the ...
Dressing Post-Partum. How to Feel Good and Look Good.

  The time to make sartorial statements will come – in the days that follow giving birth your focus should (and automatically will steer towards) being comfortable. Having said that, we have always been firm believers that with a few simple techniques one does not negate the other and comfort and style indeed do go ...
Making the most of what’s left of the Dubai Winter.

There is no hiding the fact that our lives here in the UAE is heavily dictated by outside temperatures. Mercury rising puts an end to beachside frolics, al fresco dining is a mere memory and healthclub treadmills replace the Kite Beach running track. Having said that, we still have a month or so left of […]

What Mums Really Want for Mothers Day.

Mums deserve high praise all year around, but this day is the ultimate excuse to treat your mum or the mums in your life to a lovely time. This article could also be slipped into an inbox of your significant other and may well redefine the term ‘’slipping into his DMs’’ and will vastly differ […]