Aloe Vera and its many benefits

We are fortunate that we live in a part of the world that is ideal for growing healthy aloe-vera plants. They are incredibly easy to grow and take care of, and they have so many incredible benefits for our bodies. They really are a magical plant. You might be most familiar with Aloe Vera in ...
Snacks to keep on hand to avoid hangry children (and mums)

Hangry; bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger. While it might seem like a made-up word, the feeling is real. We all know the feeling you get when you are hungry, and when something does not go right, the irritation seems amplified, so imagine that for your children who often have much less patience ...
5 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

Perhaps the scariest part of Halloween is when it sneaks up on you, leaving you without time to source, sew or create a costume! If you’ve run short on time, don’t worry – here are five easy DIY costumes that don’t require a sewing machine or expensive purchases! Mummy Costume No, not you! Although some ...
Things to consider before getting a pet for your family.

There are many who go through life not giving having a pet, that is until we have children. Children have an incredible talent of mastering their own puppy-dog “please get me a puppy mum” eyes every time a stranger walks past with a four-legged friend. To be fair, there is a multitude of benefits that ...
Arts and crafts for Diwali

The UAE is home to one of the world’s largest Hindu communities outside of India, many of whom are soon to be celebrating Diwali, the festival of Lights. You will no doubt see many homes adorned with lights and pretty decorations known as Rangoli. Rangoli is an ancient Indian art form in which beautiful patterns ...
Keep them busy this midterm break!

Mid break! We know what you are thinking, it feels as though the school term has only just begun, and already it’s time to find things to keep the kids occupied. While the weather is indeed getting better, it’s still too warm to be outside for most of the day, so why not go back ...
Five Reasons to Love Halloween

While the concept of Halloween has existed for over 2,000 years and originated in Europe, it grew in popularity in the 1930s in the US thanks to the many Irish immigrants that moved there. Now a multi-billion-dollar industry worldwide, it’s showing no signs of slowing in popularity. From costumes to pumpkins and spooky food art, ...
Halloween Treats – Top 10 candy alternatives

There’s no denying children get a LOT of candy at Halloween! So much, in fact, that a lot of it ends up getting thrown in the bin.  Stand out from all the other houses, by handing out something different! Here are our Top 10 ideas for Halloween treats without all the sugar: -  Jack-o-Lantern Mandarines ...