Lately, I have started having guilty feelings: my kids will never grow up to experience what I experienced while growing up - as long as we are living in Dubai. My son, Benjamin, most especially. Unlike Pristine who was already 3 years old when we relocated in 2007, Benjamin was born here. Pristine has had … Continue reading Living in Dubai and the lack of free play for toddlers
Hiya. I've been having some rough days lately. Very busy with work. Very busy at home. Kids getting sick because of the changing weather, etc. I just wrote about children not having enough outdoor life in the UAE - I took them to an event last Saturday where there are plenty of green spaces and … Continue reading Rough couple of days
I'm quite happy with the weather right now and on top of it, the extra day off that my company implemented since December of last year. I used to work six days a week, with only Friday and Saturday afternoon off (I work on Saturdays from 9 am to 1:30 pm) and have been jealous … Continue reading Saturday at Safa Park
Hi, friends. I have big news: the weaning battle is over. And the boobies are victorious! I have been breastfeeding for almost 25 months but who's counting? Certainly not the beneficiary of this wonderful thing called extended breastfeeding. Did I imagine him still wanting the breast at 25 months? Honestly, no. I assumed he'd shift … Continue reading Weaned. Finally.
Yesterday, someone turned two years old. This is the part where parents say the cliche, "I can't believe he's two already!" but no, I so feel it. This is real. He is two. Yesterday he was a baby and I can hold all of him in my arms. Today he is two. Tomorrow he might … Continue reading Benjamin is two!
In a few days, it will be 24 months since I started breastfeeding my son. I'm proud of this feat and I'm happy to provide my child with brain-building, immune and nervous system-boosting, dental-health guarding breastmilk. But you see, 24 months is already a long time and surely a night of uninterrupted sleep is not too much … Continue reading Why I stopped weaning my child
Hello beautiful people! Hope you're all having a better week than I am. I can't believe Thursday has come again. Work had been hectic, as always, every after vacation. You get that feeling that your body is at the work place but you somehow left your brain at somewhere. And then the paper work just … Continue reading Small children are born multilinguists
There are 3,000 photos on my iPhone. With Ben smiling in it? Maybe 0.001%. Benjamin is a happy baby but when you see his pictures, you wouldn't think he is. He looks at the camera in that pensive kind of way. He stares at it and the idiot who always make funny stunts and high … Continue reading How to teach a toddler to smile for the camera?
Cherry on top. I will never see these words the same way again. That 'cherry on top' thing landed us in the emergency room yesterday. What a way to spend the last weekend of 2012. It was a typical Friday yesterday. It started early, as usual because our baby boy? He wakes up extra early … Continue reading Worst allergic reaction
The emergency number on speed dial, I attempted to give the baby eggs. Or something with egg in it to see his reaction to it. We needed this terrifying initiation to qualify for MMR vaccine. I did not have the guts to give him whole eggs (yet) but instead reached out for a piece of … Continue reading Is my baby allergic to eggs? The verdict.