Top 3 Brands for Toys on The Go

We all have those moments as a parent. You want to talk to your friend for half an hour, but you have a child to contend with. Your little one is demanding attention but as you told him or her five minutes ago, you want just a little bit of adult time to converse with ...
Parenting a Special Needs Child

When you are the mother of a child with special or additional needs, it’s easy to judge your own parenting skills at a much higher level. You are no doubt doing your best, but sometimes you feel that is not enough. Every aspect of parenting is amplified, and everything needs to be planned, organised and ...
Navigating Child’s Play

If you research the topic of child’s play, the internet is a myriad of conflicting opinions. There are so many articles with differing viewpoints regarding the amount of involvement parents should have. Some experts tell us we need to play with our children all the time, to establish stronger connections and security. Others state we ...
The Importance of Reading

Reading is a fantastic way to calm the mind and seeing as our little ones can at times be extremely active, it is particularly important to cultivate the early habit of reading. Sitting down with your children and their favourite books forces them to slow down and relax. Hugely beneficial for their cognitive development, reading ...
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 ...