3 reasons why I need to Woman Up in 2018

Woman up and get off the sofa! OK I am motivated as I do excercise, and I relalise this is the most cliché new year resolution, but I am desperate to get back, or close to, my pre Frankie clothes. Or one peice of clothing in paticular, it’s the one item of my clothing that sees […]

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Mum’s on the naughty list..

This week saw the annual Gingerbread House Building Contest here in Dubai at our local golf club. The contest is quite something with over a 100 kids taking part. Although a lot of fun, there is some fierce competition going on from both kids and parents. It’s something we have done every year since moving […]

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Our Baby-to-Toddler Toy Picks!

Frankie is my cheeky, always on the go toddler. She’s 14 months old, walking, talking and discovering all there is to be discovered for a little person. She’s in that transitional phase from babyhood to toddlerhood and Simple toys seem to fill her with so much inquisitiveness and enjoyment. What is very apparent is that […]

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Mama says Oui!

As Mums, there are so many decisions to be made about how we parent and nurture our little ones. Then there are all the fantastic Dads out there that have a huge part in those decisions too. But for many Mums, like myself, we have to make many choices in the very early months & […]

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One great way to keep our tech savvy families healthy!

Hands up smartphone, tablet and android addicts! If your arm is way above your head right now, then welcome to my world! I pretty much organise my life on my smartphone. I take it everywhere I go, I’m ashamed to admit but it even comes with me to bed, while I’m cooking and even (sighs) […]

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A safer sunscreen

  From palm trees and pineapples to turquoise waters and golden sand. It’s the time of year many of us get away on sun drenched holidays for good old r&r . Apart from insurance, one thing most of us do to protect ourselves is pack the sunscreen. Nobody wants sunburn, it’s painful and the effects […]

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A letter to my daughters 

    Dear Lola and Francesca, My sweet girls. Before you, I could only imagine what life would be like having children. I would try to think what you would look like. Would you have my nose or Daddy’s? Would you have blue or green eyes? When the both of you were born you were […]

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Age gap siblings, when is the right time to have another baby?

Through many conversations with other mums, family members and social interaction, there seems be a predominant idea about what the right age gap should be between children. That is have them close together i.e. 1 or 2 years apart and get all the early hard work out of the way at once. From the time […]

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Breastfeeding; the bad, the good & the pretty. 

I’m not going to preach to you about why you should breastfeed your baby over formula feeding. I’ve had two children, as much as I wanted to enjoy breastfeeding with my first baby, after two months it simply didn’t work out. We moved her onto formula feeding and she grew into a perfectly healthy little […]

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