Alice Faulkner is an Australian trained Early Childhood and Primary School Teacher who has a passion for helping children to grow and develop in the best ways possible; both within the classroom and when they are at home or out and about. She is passionate about education and the importance of advocating for early childhood education for each child and keeps up to date with the best practice for children and the latest research from Australia and other leading countries in this field. With teaching experience in Thailand and across the Middle East; Alice has enjoyed seeing how education fits into different communities and cultures. Alice believes that every child is amazing when given the right support and surroundings. Her key belief is that the most important thing to remember when working with children and their families is to have fun!
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Amruta Kshemkalyani is founder of Sustainability Tribe and an expert sustainability professional who is known for her commitment towards finding environmentally and socially sustainable solutions. Originally a Mechanical Engineer and qualified LEED AP, Estidama PQP, Amruta is specialized in design and construction of sustainable development projects and sustainability project management on the professional front. She has been also helping businesses and organizations to implement sustainability as well as integrate the United Nations SDGs in their core business as well as corporate strategy. Read here one of the popular post by her about sustainable business practices. You can find her professional profile and portfolio of here sustainable development projects here. In 2009, Amruta founded a pioneering niche sustainability media, Sustainability Tribe and dedicated her voice in raising public awareness about sustainability. She strongly believes in practicing what you preach. She and her family lead a sustainable lifestyle which she shares through Sustainability Tribe in the form of tried and tested tips, attainable region-specific sustainability hacks and guideline; which inspire residents in the Middle East to take steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Over the years her social awareness work & resourceful content on sustainability has been appreciated local and international media through various interviews and features, you can find them here. As a result, Amruta is popular as top sustainability and zero waste influencer locally and internationally. At times her professional and social awareness work integrates and positions Amruta at a pivotal role in industry or market where she can help both sides with the updated knowledge of new trends in the industry as well as society. Amruta is also a speaker and gets invited to speak at international conferences as well as delivering seminars, talks as Eco-educator and Sustainability Advocate across educational institutes, and public events. She also provides mentoring and advice to students, early startups and young professionals in terms of sustainability. Her #ZeroWasteUAE initiative is yet another pioneering movement which has gained popularity recently.
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.
A consultant Paediatrician, started his clinical paediatric career in Baghdad, Iraq, more than 25 years ago, after having been awarded the Arab Board in paediatrics and then the MRCP (UK) in Paediatrics from London UK. Dr. Ayman was a senior lecturer at the Baghdad College of Medicine, one of the oldest colleges in the region, served in big cities and in remote rural villages. He also worked in other countries like Jordan and Saudi Arabia. This huge cumulative experience was the base of his busy paediatric clinical practice in Dubai for the past 17 years. Throughout these years, Dr. Ayman worked in various reputable hospitals and centres in Dubai. His main interest is daily paediatric problems. Issues like viral and bacterial fevers; respiratory problems like cough, wheezing, asthma; allergies, various skin rashes, headaches, abdominal pains, growth, nutrition, immunizations, diarrhoeas, vomiting, and others. Dr. Ayman believes that careful listening to the sick baby`s Mum is the shortest way to reach the right diagnosis.
Briar is a Psychologist, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Trainer, Mindfulness Trainer and Yoga Therapist. Her work focuses on helping people build and sustain a kind and compassionate relationship with themselves, so they can grow and transform and contribute more to their community in values driven, creative ways. Originally from New Zealand and Australia, Briar has been in Dubai for five years working as a Mindfulness and ACT trainer with individuals and groups on a wide range of issues. Prior to this, she was in Vietnam where she worked as the counseling psychologist at a hospital and with an NGO (Education for Development), again with individuals and groups. Briar’s areas of specialization are stress, low mood and anxiety management through Mindfulness and ACT training. She loves helping people achieve more vitality and purpose through working with the processes that can help us all become more flexible and free.
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.
Dr Haneen is the child Psychologist, Counsellor and Director of the School Readiness Programme at Camali Clinic. Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Haneen pursed her undergraduate in Psychology at the American University of Beirut and received a scholarship to pursue her Masters (MSc) degree at the University of London in ‘Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience’, graduating with honors Haneen was recruited at Great Ormond Street hospital for children – UCL-London, and was granted funding for her PhD project “Language acquisition in children with Autism”. During the three years pursuing her PhD, Haneen has worked as an ABA program supervisor at stepping stones centre Dubai, as well as a regional director, where her role as director was to monitor screening tests, develop therapy plans, supervise speech therapy & occupational therapy planning, and conduct parental advisory sessions. In 2011 Haneen moved back to Amman, Jordan where she set up a clinic “Atfalona” that aims to provide high-quality services to children with special needs. Such service included ABA therapy, developmental assessments, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological counselling. Dr Haneen also helped develop special education sections in mainstream schools, train teachers on inclusion strategies, design and plan community-based intervention plans, and spread awareness utilizing workshops for parents. Now back in Dubai Haneen is hoping to share her expertise with families and children in Camali Clinic.
From the villages of Iraq and East Africa, to the luscious Maldives, Dr. Nashila has helped people all over the world achieve better health and wellness through Chiropractic. She believes that well-being can be achieved through a meeting of mind, body and spirit. As a Chiropractor, her aim is to bring awareness to the all-important nervous system, and how to balance lifestyle and health with an all rounded approach. As well as treating patients at her busy clinic in Dubai, Dr. Nashila likes to travel and share her knowledge and expertise by treating people in a voluntary capacity, as she believes absolutely everyone can benefit from Chiropractic care. Dr. Nashila has been a practicing Chiropractor for the last eighteen years, her wealth of experience has enabled her to treat a variety of concerns for her patients. She gained her qualifications and training in the UK and now lives in Dubai and when she is not working she loves nothing more than to spend her time with her two adorable daughters.
Dr Rafif is a Lebanese-Canadian specialist Pediatric dentist; An accomplished healthcare professional, and also a proud mum of Twins, Danny and Sarah. Dr Rafifs experience spans across Montreal, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai gathering extensive experience of 15 years in treating children within different healthcare systems. A regular speaker in her field on TV and radio for national oral health campaigns across the GCC to help raise oral health awareness in the region. Dr. Rafif is also a Brand Ambassador of Jordan in the Middle East. Today, she has a private clinical and hospital-based practice in Dubai, UAE, within Dr Michael’s Children dental centre.
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.
Habaybna.net is aى online resource and learning hub that provides specialized content on developmental disabilities in Arabic throughout the Arab region. The platform was launched in December 2017 aims to empower parents by providing customized knowledge – in Arabic – through articles and video interviews with experts giving practical guidance, as well as interviews with parents sharing their personal experiences and recommendations. Another important goal of Habaybna.net is to contest the negative stereotypes facing children with disability and focus on their special talents instead. The founders, Reem and Mohammed Alafranji got inspired to establish Habaybna.net from their own journey with their two sons with developmental disability. Aboud and Amro both have a Global Developmental Delay, which the parents accidentally discovered in 2009. “The name of the new online resource, Habaybna means “Our beloved ones” in Arabic, Reem Alafranji explains. “It reflects our firm belief that our children are our beloved ones regardless of their abilities.” When Reem and Mohammed discovered their children’s challenges, they tried to find out where to start their new life journey and how to best support their sons. “It turned out we couldn’t find any reliable resources in Arabic that would provide guidance and practical information,” Mohammed says. There were many websites and articles in English but that information was not customized to an Arab audience, and did not explain which resources and services were available in the Arab countries. “Clearly, this is a major challenge in the Middle East for parents with children who have developmental disabilities, so we decided to do something to address this”, Reem says. Fighting stereotypes Many parents with children with disabilities not only face information shortages but also negative stereotypes in society about their children. In the media, children with disabilities always look miserable or helpless. “It was not until we had our sons attending the right and specialized programs, that we started to change our perspective and realize that children with disabilities are just like anyone else, they are gifted and have talents,” Reem says. “What they need is to get the specialized programs that cater to their uniqueness. With a bit of awareness and alternative thinking, children with disabilities can be included in the community and become active members.” The online platform Habaybna.net aims to provide specialized Arabic content and resources on developmental disabilities, and to collect and share the knowledge and experiences of families with similar journeys throughout the Middle East in addition to specialists share their experiences. The platform includes a video library featuring specialists and parents, useful articles and soon, a directory with resources and services available in MENA for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Dr Hammam Kandil is a Consultant Pediatric, Neonatologist, lactation consultant,and assistant professor in pediatric king Saud University DCH (IRL), DCH (EDN) CBAP, JBP, MRCP (UK), Fellowship Neonatology Perinatal Medecine (McGill University Montreal Qc Canada) Pediatric Department.
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.
Mamalu Kitchen was inspired by her 3 boys and the need to help fellow mums and families simplify their day-to-day lives without having to worry about feeding their family fuss-free healthy food. The first concept launched under the Mamalu Kitchen brand in 2015 was healthy cooking classes for nanny's and housekeepers with recipes in their own native language from traditional Arabic cuisine to how to cook for the ultimate dinner party. That was shortly followed by cooking classes for mums/children, schools, couples, corporations & husbands who also wanted to learn how to introduce delicious healthy food. She believes in cooking with all natural ingredients only without the use of processed foods. Mamalu Kitchen is creating a cooking movement under the slogan #feedingfamilies. By engaging every single member of the household/family and various members of the community, to be involved and empowered by cooking, we are enabling a lifestyle change in the region. This ‘cooking movement’ is leading families to live a healthier and happier life.
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 has worked as an instructor in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics at the American University of Beirut. She headed Dietary Departments in several hospitals. In Dubai, she worked with General Medical Centre for more than five years consulting patients on diet and disease and putting them on effective weight loss programs that suit their lifestyle. As far as public media is concerned Lina was part of “Dubai This Morning Show” on Dubai TV, where she advised proper eating habits, tackled recent topics on optimum health and answered questions of viewers.
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.
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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.
Maureen is a mother of 3 and a KonMari Certified Consultant based in Dubai, UAE. As a child, at work and in her daily life, Maureen considered herself tidy, organized and in-control of her space. However, six months after giving birth to her youngest daughter, she started to feel overwhelmed in coping with the daily challenges of motherhood. She realized that she was mostly doing housework instead of enjoying quality time with her family. She believes however, that in order to be a better mum, she should be intentional in finding balance especially with the demands of raising young children. She acted by finding ways to improve herself, learning new recipes, reading books, trying new activities and delegating. As the Buddhist proverb says, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” That’s when she came across Marie Kondo’s first book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. The brilliant principles of the book didn’t just help her put her living space in order, but also transformed her in so many ways. The one principle that hit her right into her heart was the 3rd basic rule of tidying which is “FINISH DISCARDING FIRST”. Marie Kondo explained that to truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that don’t. It should be done however, by carefully assessing each of your possessions and to let go with gratitude. That simple rule allowed her to enjoy more time with her family, appreciate life more, find inner peace and recognize the things that truly matter. Because of these life-changing improvements in her life, she decided to become a KonMari Consultant and lead a life of significance by helping people especially mothers find what is truly important for them through the art of tidying. She looks forward to the pleasure of being part of someone’s journey in achieving their ideal home, as she believes that a tidy home is a happy home.
Meera Gabriel hails from London, England where she spent several years working as a lawyer. She now resides in Dubai with her husband, 4year old daughter and 22month old son. She enjoys cooking, reading and travel and writing about her journey as a mother.
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.
Nadine comes from a financial background, and she helps Mumz in planning and organizing their day to day life challenges. She is currently working on getting certification to become a certified parent educator.
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.
My mission is to help kids from different ages overcome difficulties or challenges that they may face in their life, and help mothers for a better positive parenting.
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.
The first Arabic speaking website designed with Arab mothers in mind to provide mother & children product information In a clear & useful manner. We help you choose the best available products among international brands by providing detailed reviews and How to articles.
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.
Sahar is a certified life coach from the International Coaching Federation ICF. She is focusing her work on helping women and mumz in particular. This is derived from her belief that helping mumz lead a balanced and happy life will help them better raise their children and have happier marriages.
PCI Certified Parent Coach, founder of Heartfelt Parenting and a mum of three girls. Having spent 20 years in pharmaceutical sector in sales and marketing, I decided to follow my passion and devote my skills, time and heart towards helping parents in their parenting journey. Throughout the years I found that every new step and job should have a proper training to be able to perform well, except for the most challenging step, parenting, it has no support. Parents are facing challenges in the new and accelerated life and with the ongoing demands by their kids. A helping hand for a mindful, conscious and joyful parenting is a must. I am so passionate to help parents enjoy journey while focusing on the destination. I follow the Appreciative Inquiry methodology in my coaching, which focuses on the strengths and AHA moments to overcome the challenges and find the way for a joyful life.
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.
Mother of four and proud grandmother of 10, Andalene Salvesen has fondly become known as Super Granny under the auspices of the Munchkins brand. Her extensive expertise, stemming from being a stay-at-home mom, with an unparalleled passion for children, and later owning and heading up a mother & child workshop for 12 years, and a nursery school in Cape Town for 8 years, inspired her to combine her practical knowledge and valuable experience to help desperate parents. In conjunction with a Professor in Psychology and many qualified mentors, she proceeded to develop a parenting course, which she has now been presenting for the past 20 years. This course addresses a host of everyday parenting challenges. Never expecting it to take to flight so successfully, her popular parenting talks, naturally proceeded to evolve into a personal service that includes private home visits to families with one-on-one attention given to their particular needs. For the past 11 years, she has helped families by coaching them through issues such as, but not limited to: tantrums; sleeping; eating and discipline problems; as well as healthy boundaries; understanding unique temperaments, and many more related parenting challenges. Having a twin sister as well as a daughter who birthed three premmies (a singleton born at 32 weeks and twins born at 30 weeks), also gives her special insight and empathy into the unique challenges faced by parents with twins and premmies.
Suzanne Browne is an Irish businesswoman, owner and Director of ClevaMama. Born in Dublin into a working-class family Browne is the youngest of 4 siblings by parents (and original mentors) Ronnie & Lillie Craine. Throughout her childhood, Browne had many jobs which included everything from selling vegetables door to door to waiting tables in restaurants. Browne finished school at the age of 17 and went on to study Computer Science in college. She spent five years working in IT in Dublin followed by a further six years on Jersey Channel Islands. Having returned to Dublin in 2002 Browne married and her first child arrived a year later in July 2003. After struggling to source products for her daughter Browne and her sister, Martina Craine, decided to set up their own online nursery store where they sold third party branded products. Within two years the sisters recognised the massive potential for export and started to develop their own products, hence ClevaMama was born (pardon the pun) in late 2005 at the same time her son was born. Known for their innovation ClevaMama is now seen as a leader within the industry and is now exported to over 35 countries and 6 continents. In the last 15 years, Browne has won numerous awards in the nursery industry as well as business awards include Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Browne has gathered significant knowledge and respect within business networks and is a regular motivational speaker at both business events and schools throughout Ireland. Browne’s business passion is based on professionalism, pride, pioneering and most importantly WOW!!.
Tanya Fakhoury is a Peaceful Parenting Coach and creator of the Peaceful Parenting Program that helps children grow into independent and responsible adults with high emotional intelligence. Having studied from the official coaching school of Tony Robbins, she practices a type of coaching called Strategic Intervention that uses the most practical and effective forms of strategic actions and communication, rather than quick fixes, to enhance the parent-child relationship. “In order for children to thrive and grow to be resilient and well adapted adults, parents must learn how to apply empathy in their approach to upbringing,” believes Tanya, “There is still such a low level of awareness of basic concepts yet these are easily learnt skills and crucial to help mothers become, peaceful, calm, relaxed and happy” The EFG’s of parenting programme has been a labour of love for Tanya. After the birth of her daughter, she experienced a postpartum depression that lead to her seeking help through coaching. Having undergone an emotional transformation, she applied everything she learnt to her own children, attended workshops, professional training and conducted extensive research. She was passionate to help as many families as possible. Initially, she conducted her training in the park for free, teaching nannies and mothers how to apply her techniques. She visited nurseries and schools for further validation and feedback. After overwhelming feedback from the people she helped, she felt it had become her life mission and finally took the step to leave the security of her job of nine years. She acquired The Change Associates with her business partner, Rita Baki, to offer the course legitimately, licensed from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Government of Dubai. Tanya has since assisted hundreds of families in becoming more emotionally intelligent, building personal and authentic connections with each client. She has coached and supported them through her five-week programme as well as privately on a one to one basis. She has inspired mothers, fathers, teachers and professional caregivers with her proven solutions and gained their trust with her loyalty and integrity. The majority of her clients being Lebanese, Arabic expats & Emirati’s, Tanya delivers her programme and coaching in both English and Arabic. Culturally in tune with the Arab community, she understands the complexities and cultural issues that occur. Tanya is qualified Strategic Intervention Coach, an Emotional Intelligence Coach, Master NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Practitioner, NLP Coach, EFT Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. She subsequently gave birth to her son using hypnobirthing. Tanya is also a member of the NGH (National Guild of Hypnotists) and IACT (International Association of Counselling Therapists). She has received awards of Excellence from Dubai TV network, EO organisation and regular appreciation letters from the nurseries she works with. She is the parenting expert for Baby-Arabia. She has appeared on television interviews in the Mother and Baby segment of MBC1’s morning show.