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Sand In My Toes
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Of parenting, Dubai, and life's many adventures...
Of parenting, Dubai, and life's many adventures...

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Book Review: Moin and the Monster
I had never thought about
introducing an Indian author to my son, especially this early. He’s just
started reading on his own, and so far he’s liked reading books with adventure
themes and interesting characters. He’s not a big fan of the classics. When I
s...
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Our favourite Eid traditions
A lot is shared in the online and social media world about Ramadan. Especially for us, since we live in an Islamic country, Ramadan is very much understood and a way of life for the 30 days it lasts, whether you are fasting or not. But I find very little wr...
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Busy Hands: Ramadan Learning Game (printable)
Ramadan is a favourite time of the year in our home, and Little Dude especially likes to get a little more involved every year. We like putting up a few decorations as they make him happy. But this time, I also want him to learn a few basics of our religion...
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Diary of a Toddler (2): Off I go
For a long time now, Mama and Abba have been suggesting, encouraging, bribing, and even commanding me to try walking. But I have a mind of my own, you see. And although I had already taken my first steps weeks ago, I was in no mood to actually start walking...
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A staycation to remember at Fujairah Rotana
With two little boys, I'm not much of a traveler nowadays. Rather than worry about airports, luggage, and tour guides, I like to sit back and relax. For a few years now, we have been taking staycations on and off , in the many wonderful hotels in the UAE. I...
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Diary of a Toddler (1): Never let go
I turned 18 months old today, and Mama has high hopes that I will become more independent. She's really counting on me walking soon so she can put me down and go om with whatever 'important' things she does around the house (although I seriously doubt that)...
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A weekend away at Hilton Garden Inn, RAK
It feels great to break routine and get away from the city once in a while. We were looking for a quick staycation in the UAE and had the opportunity to check out the Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Kahimah (RAK). Now, we've never stayed in this city before so th...
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Busy Hands: UAE Keepsake Box
UAE is our second home, technically, but to my kids it's undoubtedly their first home. They weren't just born here, they have spent far more time here than in our home country. We love celebrating UAE National Day on December 2 every year. To celebrate the ...
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The playful wold of OliOli
Having been in Dubai for so many years, I've seen how kids are positively spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and play areas. But something about OliOli intrigued me when I first heard about  it. The founders call it a 'play museum', where childre...
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A brick-tastic sixth birthday celebration!
It seems only yesterday I was writing a letter to Little Dude when he turned two . Life has been a whirlwind since then as I got busy with this blog, and his darling little brother came into our lives. Now my first born has become very particular about his ...
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