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Andrea Bailey is a mum to three very lively girls aged 10, 7 and 3 years! When she’s not travelling to new destinations with her family, she is helping her clients’ book holidays as their Travel Counsellor. Andrea has lived in Dubai for 15 years and loves the multicultural vibe of this progressive city. She is a radio personality as TravelMum on DubaiEye1038FM, an avid travel photographer, a jazz flautist and an events hostess.

Dr. Elena Andrioti is a licensed Clinical Psychologist that specializes in working with children, mothers and families in international communities. She studied in the United Kingdom and obtained a doctoral degree in Psychology as well as a masters in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Elena also trained in hospital and clinic settings in Lebanon and the UAE where she obtained supervised clinical hours working with a wide range of different mental health disorders using various forms of treatment. She is a trained Cognitive-Behavioral therapist and uses behavioral therapy techniques to work with children with special needs. Dr. Elena also consults for schools around the UAE and implements various strategies to enhance students’ life. Dr. Elena aims to reduce distress and improve the psychological well-being of her clients. Her work centers on establishing a relationship of trust and respect with her clients in a confidential setting where she empathizes with their concerns. She is also an active researcher in the field of Psychology and a speaker at various international conferences where she presents her most recent research findings in the field of Psychology. Elena is a mother herself and lives in Dubai with her husband and twin boys where she enjoys connecting with the community of moms and sharing her parenting journey through her social pages.

From the beginning the story of the AVEENO™ brand has been one of passion for unlocking the power of nature through scientific innovation. “The betterment of human life can best be accomplished using the principles and procedures of science...indeed, yesterday’s miracles can now be explained by today’s science. And, in turn, today’s science will generate tomorrow’s miracles” (Albert Musher, AVEENO™ Founder) AVEENO™ Naturally Active Ingredients: Ingredients derived from nature and activated by science to provide real skincare benefits. We are a leading innovator in the science of Naturally Active Ingredients unlocking the true potential of nature’s skin-enhancing secrets such as Oats Oats Explained The unique story of the AVEENO™ brand began back in 1945 when two entrepreneurs developed the first AVEENO™ Soothing Bath Treatment, containing colloidal (very finely milled) oatmeal. All AVEENO™ body products still contain naturally active colloidal oatmeal and/or oat extracts to this day. The oat essence- Avenanthramides - are chemical compounds isolated directly from oats through a careful extraction process and has the most anti-irritant properties of all oat extracts. The oat oil is a separate component produced from oats through an environmentally friendly extraction process.

Camali Clinic is a multidisciplinary child and adult mental health service in Dubai and in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The clinic works within a multidisciplinary framework to ensure a holistic and comprehensive treatment approach. The team consists of a lead psychiatrist, psychologists, counsellors, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, educational psychologist, registered nurses and clinical dietitians that work in a holistic setting together for the best interests of any person that is referred to the clinic. Combined, our team of clinicians has experience in the UAE, UK, US, South Africa, Ireland, Lebanon, and France. When a person is referred to Camali Clinic, our team of psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and clinicians take down the person’s history and a list of presenting symptoms in an initial consultation. We see people from all nationalities; local, eastern, and western expat, and our team is trained to take a multicultural approach in their work. We see people from all nationalities; local, eastern, and western expat, and our team is trained to take a multicultural approach in their work.

The mission of Caterpillar Nursery, is to redefine Early Years learning through trained, passionate and intelligent teaching staff that will develop self-esteem, confidence and creativity in your little ones. From the very first step your child takes, their enrollment in an early education setting, to choosing the right school, every decision will play a significant role in their life. What makes Caterpillar one of the leading Early Years facilities in Abu Dhabi is our sensitivity and understanding of the opportunities a young child needs to be presented with, in order to reach their full potential.

Chicco is Multi-specialist Italian baby care brand with over 50+ years of experience in the baby care sector. Throughout the years Chicco has done more than just make baby products: it made babies happy in more than 120 countries around the world offering everything from baby gear to nursing, toys, apparel, shoes, and baby care products that are meticulously designed, right down to the last detail, to safely accommodate babies throughout every stage of growth! With the help of Chicco Osservatorio Baby Research Center, Chicco continually innovates with its partners: pediatricians, ergonomists, parents, and—most importantly—babies to help mums and dads in their baby’s growth journey generation after generation.

Creative Nest Nursery is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art nursery school based in Mizhar, Dubai. Opening its doors to families in September 2016, Creative Nest Nursery is committed to providing the best in early years education and to nurturing positive early learning experiences that encourage a lifelong love of learning. The Creative Nest family has grown to include more than 180 children and 45 teaching staff from 10 nationalities. Creative Nest Nursery is one of only 6 schools in the UAE to adopt the International Preschool Curriculum (IPC). The IPC promotes objective-, play- and inquiry-led learning in a bilingual environment, and brings together the best of international curricula, developed and peer reviewed by highly qualified education specialists.

My name is Dema Haddadin Qusous, I have been living in Canada for 4 years now. Me, my husband and my 4 kids moved from our home country to Canada in a search for better opportunities in education for my kids, work for us and to enjoy the diversity and inclusion of this wonderful society. As parents, my husband and I believed that this multiculturalism will be a great opportunity for our children to meet people from all around the world in one place and explore new experiences. During my past years, as a computer studies graduate, I managed to work in different areas, started with programming, technical documentation, creating user manuals and office management. After I had my children I discovered that I have this passion for kids that I never thought I had, so I started teaching IT for grades 1-11 for 9 years in 2 of the leading international schools in Amman. Here in Canada, a dear friend of mine who has a great passion to our heritage and mother language, decided to start a language center to teach the Arab children Arabic language out of her belief and passion that our children abroad need to maintain their mother language. So I stood by her in perusing her dream and making this vision a reality. I managed the office, built the curriculums and goals to be taught and accomplished, managed the registration and follow up with the parents. And now the center has more than 65 students, with parents from all over our Arab countries sharing stories every time they meet, whether it is a success, a stress, or just socializing.

Welcome To Diverse Performing Arts School Diverse Choreography Performing Arts School was established in Dubai, in 2008 by the husband and wife team, Scott & Lisa Marshall. Diverse are proud to be the only performing arts school in the Middle East who provide training in ALL aspects of dance and theatre, all in one place! Diverse Performing Arts School is an innovative, Dance and Theatre School offering training opportunities for the complete beginner right through to the young performer heading toward a professional performing career. Diverse are delighted to have 700 talented students attend their school, and are so proud to be the principles of so many amazing, talented, young individuals. Diverse’s ever expanding timetable includes our highly popular ‘Musical theatre’ and ‘Mini Musical Theatre’ courses (auditioned for entry) for ages 5 – 20yrs. This course is a fun-packed 2.5 or 3-hour class, once per week, including singing, dance and drama, all in one! For all your DANCE needs, classes include a multitude of funky, fun and technically challenging ‘free’ dance classes – in Jazz, Hip-hop, contemporary and street-jazz, as well as examination classes in ISTD modern and tap and RAD ballet. Both recognised and highly acclaimed syllabi. These are essential qualifications for entry into all full-time, professional dance and theatre colleges, internationally. So, whether performing is a pastime, a passion or a possible career choice, we encourage students to develop at his or her own pace, and can provide training that is sure to help your star performers succeed! With many Diverse Choreography students gaining places in some of the most prestigious, full-time theatre colleges in the UK!

Dr. Mariam Al Kindari is a researcher and a lecturer who holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of London in the UK. She is a proud mother of six. Dr. Mariam is known on Instagram as Umm Abdulrahman. Although Abdul Rahman is her second son, she wants through her Instagram account to spread her successful experience in teaching her autistic son Abdul Rahman. She also shares her experience in developing his skills through her own method. Dr. Mariam organizes nearly ten free workshops, and training programs, to develop teaching in Kuwait. Especially the teaching of Mathematic, in addition to good studying techniques, for different age groups, with focus on Kindergarten and elementary all the way to university level. in addition to learning difficulties and autism.

Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center, Abu Dhabi and Feto Maternal & Genetyx Center, Dubai Healthcare City. FMGC is one of the leading providers of prenatal care and genetic services for pregnant women and their families in the UAE. The clinic also offers specialist Gynaecological services and has been in service from 2002 in the UAE. FMGC’s clinical services are provided by expert physicians who are certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation in London, UK. The clinic uses the latest ultrasound equipment and 4D technology available and its ultrasound scans are conducted to the highest international standards. FMGC also offers invasive tests in its clinics and these are carried out by practiced Specialists, who have extensive experience in this area. FMGC endeavors to provide a comprehensive professional service to all its patients. Its mission is to provide a supporting and reliable environment by offering a medical practice built on evidence and one that patients can trust and feel safe.

I’m Hiba Barakat, a mum of two adorable children with banking background! I have a Bachelor degree from UOP (university of Petra) and a Master degree from The University of Hasselt. I had a fruitful career path, and held several positions in the banking industry where I was responsible for both the business side and the technology side of the organization. However, after having my two kids I’m now a full time mother, and I will be sharing few experiences with you through the mumzworld blog.

Iman Shbitah- Life Coach, Associate Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF). The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. My job as a Life Coach is to achieve the goals, solve problems and teach life skills in all social and practical aspects. My mission is to teach people how to steer their lives in the right direction and help them discover the hidden potential within them and the potential that is yet to be discovered, which in turn will shape them in to better individuals. I like to work while considering more than one way and taking different paths to finding the right solution, and the solutions that fit each person individually, not simply general solutions. I am trying to provide support and guidance through training programs that will help keep track of their own individual circumstances and provide a training program to help regulate the people’s time and strive to reaching their goals.

Iman Battikha; a mom of one-year-old twin boys Adam and Noah. I studied and worked as pharmacist until I got my MBA in healthcare management just one week before i gave birth to my boys. As a mom of a twin, i decided to specialize in my boys' life progress and development. I dedicated my knowledge and intuition to understand them and perceive their needs and development requirements. I love to share my new passion in life and hobby of making things with the whole world and help new moms benefit from my little experience. I share my life moments, Montessori's everyday application, and a lot of baby food as well as baby health information on my Instagram profile @baby_melons and our youtube channel Baby Melons. At the moment I can only think of a private business to keep me close to my sunshines Adam and Noah.

Jala Mohamed is a Dubai based professional photographer. After working in marketing and journalism she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a photographer. Her objective is to capture creative and fun moments that will become a tender reminder of what really matters the most in life. For this very reason she chose family photography to specialize in after trying out different photography genres. She is also a mother of a two year old who is the main inspiration of all her work.

Lamsa is the number one Arabic Edutainment app in the region with engaging and interactive stories, games and videos. We provide a safe and ad-free environment for kids aged 2 to 8 through local and international content that adheres to our Arabic values and culture. Lamsa is on a mission to spread the love for reading and literacy across the Arab World by focusing on Children’s literature and content, the main resource through which children acquire knowledge, learn about life, and get introduced subtly to human and positive values. We consider and know for a fact that reading is a culture that must spread to each home, each school and society as a whole. This culture is what will transform young Arab children to be empowered citizens who love to learn, think and innovate. Lamsa Achievements: Selected as one of the best app on Google Play in 2015 Ranked number one Education and Family app in 13 Arab countries Awarded the best Arabic e-content at the 2013 World summit Used by Sheikh Mohammed Smart Learning initiative for schools

Lina is a mother of three kids and author of the children's book "We will fly home" a story that aims to include the children with determination also known as children with special needs, in society. The book is the fruit of work and collaboration among a group of people, who believe in equality among children no matter how different they are.

أقدم نفسي كهاوية طبخ بدأت مشوارها في سنة 2011، بمشروع خاص بصنع الحلويات، وشاركت في عدة بازارات، ومعارض وفي مسابقة كنور بالموسم الأول؛ والتي كانت بحق من أجمل تجاربي. عندما تزوجت بدأت ايضا تجاربي بالمطبخ كانت منها السيئة ومنها الجيدة وتعلمت الكثير، وما زلت أتعلم.. من المقولات التي نسمعها ( كل يوم نتعلم شئ جديد )، والحمدلله وصفاتي نالت، وما زالت تنال اعجاب الجميع و الحمدلله. كثيراً ما يقال لي؛ (نفسك طيب بالأكل)، لكن بما أن لكل طبخة لذيذة وصفة فما معنى (النفس في الطبخ) ؟ هي كلمة تقال عند مجتمع النساء للدلالة على أن فلانة طباخة ماهرة، لأن لها (نفس) أي (لمسة سحرية) أثناء الطبخ، ولذا فتجد أن طبخها له مذاق و رائحة يختلف عن غير كل النساء الأخريات اللاتي يحاولن طهي نفس الطبخة.و لكن لا يوجد بما يسمى (بالنفس) أي اللمسة السحرية، ولكن السر لا يعود للنفس بل هو للمنطق وكيفية التوازن في المقادير لجعل الأكل شهي ومتناسق. بدون الإرادة لن يتحقق النجاح والإرادة والعزيمة أمور لا تدرب أو تعلم إنما تنبع من النفس، ولا اريد أن أطيل عليكم الحديث هذه وصفاتي التى اكتسبتها من أمي وما زلت أكتسبها وكل وصفة أرجع لها واستفسر بكل دقة. هذه وصفاتي التي أتمنى أن تنال إعجابكم.

Mumsnet is the UK’s largest network for parents, with over 12 million unique visitors per month clocking up over 128 million page views. It has a network of over 9,000 influencers. It regularly campaigns on issues including support for families of children with special educational needs, improvements in postnatal and miscarriage care, and freedom of speech on the internet. Mumsnet also conducts independent comparative reviews of the products parents really care about, putting them through weeks of testing to find out whether they're good at what they do, and most importantly whether they're good value for money.

Mumzworld was founded in 2011 by a team of caring but busy, entrepreneurial parents who felt something was missing from the market. We weren’t satisfied with the product range or information we found at crowded malls and scattered online stores. We envisioned giving families in the Middle East, one place to search, compare, and buy from a wide range of leading local and global brands, all from the comfort of their homes and offices. Above all, we wanted to provide parents with all the information and reviews they need to make the best decisions about gear for their newborn, educational toys for their little whizz kids, books for their preschooler or wardrobes for their pre-teen. After celebrating our 5 year birthday last year as the leading online retailer in the Middle East, this mission still holds true.

Mustela® draws upon its 60 years of dermatological expertise, decades of research and knowledge about the physiology of the skin to create innovative skincare products for babies, children and new and expecting mothers. Mustela® is committed to skin health and uses safe, effective, and natural ingredients in its products. All products are dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and will never include any questionable ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, or phenoxyethanol. Whether used to address specific skin conditions such as diaper rash, or simply to maintain your baby’s healthy skin, Mustela® products deliver clinically tested and proven results that you can see for yourself.

Nour Nassar is a mother of two lovely children. She has a degree in computer information systems and worked for 7 years in the field of telecommunications. Nour decided to dedicate more time to her children, so she joined the family business in the field of constructions on a part time basis. to get the freedom and flexibility needed to be with her family. She loves cooking and learning new things all the time. Nour enjoys reading which helps her in dealing with issues she faces as a mother and a wife. She has a great passion towards her family and children.

At Nuralife, you are the center of attention. We are committed to empowering a new generation of mothers and nourishing a healthier future generation. We want to support you throughout each step of motherhood and help you make your experience memorable. Our dedicated team of experts will always be there for you, providing you with tailored advice and tips that will guide you through pregnancy, delivery and child development. Nuralife will be here with you on all aspects of your life. At Nuralife, your journey is our journey too.

I may be considered a traveling adventurer, as I am a Jordanian who studied BA of English Literature in Damascus. I have been fortunate to travel much throughout my professional life to UAE, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Check Republic, France, UK, Spain, Slovenia , Australia, Malaysia, and China ..etc.This experience assisted me to build a solid professional life and it provided me with a rich understanding of the values embedded in different cultures… I have been lucky to be able to travel and progress my career at the same time.It was also a great chance to present Jordan as an attractive destination for tourism and investment as well #TravelwithRana

Dr. Rania Ayat Hawayek is a Specialist Paediatrician and partner at Infinity the Family Medicine Clinic. She graduated from the King’s College London in 2001. She has experience in General Paediatrics, Accident & Emergency, Haematology, Infectious Diseases and Neonatology. She has worked in London-based hospitals including St Thomas’, Kingston, Chelsea & Westminster and St Mary’s. She is a Member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) and a Masters in Nutrition (MSc). Dr. Rania is fully registered with the General Medical Council in the UK. Dr Rania’s special area of interest is gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants and paediatric nutrition. She believes that to achieve and maintain overall wellness of a child, one needs to look at the child as a whole, focusing not only on their medical condition, but also on the family and social aspects of their life. Rania grew up in Dubai and lives here with her husband and three beautiful children. When she’s not seeing patients at work, or running around after her own children, she can be found with her nose in a good book or trying out new recipes in her kitchen.

A mum interested in parenting, learning, and women empowerment. Graduated as a computer engineer, and started a career in online business domain, after four years of a successful career, I had my second son, and found myself facing an important decision in my life, will I continue being a working mom? Or I will take a brake to be there for my kids in this critical stage of their lives? My kids won, and I decided to resign from my job. However, my passion to learning, and making a difference both in my life and the life of other continued hunting me, so when my youngest son was 2 years old, I enrolled to continue my masters study which will allow me to be around my kids for longer periods, and work on developing myself and my skills as well. Today my kids are in primary school, and I’m back to pursuing my dream in developing a career in online business. I believe that every kid is special, and the secret to unleash our kids capabilities is by accepting their uniqueness and embrace their difference.

أم مثابرة تسعى لتحقيق التوازن في حياتها لدي طموح بأن أترك أثراً في هذا العالم وأسعى لتحقيق أحلامي يوماً تلو الأخر أكتب ما يروق لي، وأود أن أكون مدونة في عالم الأمومة.

ServiceMarket is the UAE’s largest home services marketplace, offering over 25 services through a network of over 300 licensed and reputable service providers. From cleaning, to babysitting, to pest control and even home and car insurance, ServiceMarket makes it easy for UAE residents to find reputable companies or book services online. ServiceMarket is committed to making lives easier in the UAE, especially for mums who are always pressed for time and who often have to juggle multiple chores simultaneously. By offering a wide variety of home services, they make it possible for mums to spend more time with their kids or get some much deserved time to relax. Wondering how ServiceMarket can help you? Every mum in the UAE can use ServiceMarket to: ● Hire a babysitter to achieve a better balance in your life. Whether you want to get a full-time job or are looking for someone to take care of your kids while you socialize for a couple of hours one evening, a reliable babysitter can help you do all this. ● Tired of cleaning and tidying up your home for a long day at work? Book a cleaning service to make more time for your kids! ● You can also hire a handyman to help you with a lot of miscellaneous tasks that can improve the quality of life for you and your kids. For example, you can ask them to help you with installing a wall-mounted toy rack or build more compartments in your cabinets. ● And much, much, more. You can book these home services with confidence because only vetted companies are featured on ServiceMarket. You can also easily compare ratings and quotes and read vetted reviews online before making a decision!

Dr. Nazanin Hashemi graduated from Shahid Beheshti Dental School in Tehran-Iran in 1998. She received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Master in Dental Science from the same university in 2007.She has also completed multiple programs specializing in Conscious Sedation and Behavior Managment in Pediatric Dentistry from UBC Dental School in Vancouver-Canada.Dr. Nazanin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry( CAPD).She has special interests in Prevention of Caries ,Early Childhood Caries, Inhalation of Nitrous Oxide and Dental Treatment under General Anesthesia.