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Snack Attack! Apple Waffles

Have a hungry little hippo at your hands? This recipe can be made within minutes to feed a rumbly tummy. Virtually mess free too! Think breakfast, midday snack or even dessert! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt and you will be winnin’ some major brownie points! Since mine are little chocolate […] Read more…

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DIY Hair Mask

I have always wondered what it would feel like to make my own beauty products at home. When I found this avocado hair conditioning recipe in a magazine I was really keen to test it out. Lucky for me, I had an avocado that was ready to say bye-bye (too ripe for my liking). Ingredients: […] Read more…

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Expat Brat or NOT…

I really love summer as it means I get to spend quality time with family that I have not seen for the past year in parts of Canada & Austria. Along with every perk comes a downfall…It is barely August and I am already thinking of throwing in the towel and heading back to the […] Read more…

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I Can’t Believe I Just Said That…

My list of excuses with my kids is starting to look and sound pathetic. Sometimes I find it hard to believe what I am actually spewing out of my own mouth. 1. Get over here right now or I am going to be very angry…never happens! This usually provokes the kids to act even crazier! […] Read more…

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The Perfect Summertime Salad!

This salad screams SUMMER! It is also paired with all of my most treasured things to snack + nibble on. I can’t get enough of it! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! It is simply delicious and refreshing.Ingredients: 4 mini cucumbers OR 1 large English cucumber A small bunch of fresh mint […] Read more…

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AMAZING Offer!

This is an unbeatable offer and is completely EXCLUSIVE to all my Mommy in Dubai fans! Enchante is my favorite photographer/studio in Dubai. In fact the images that scroll on the main part of my blog are all shot by Shyrell of Enchante.Her work is beyond amazing and so is this summer special. You only […] Read more…

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Skeletons Of My Past Are Still Haunting Me…

Coming home to Canada and staying at my parent’s is always bitter sweet. I find comfort and peace in the warmth of their cozy home. I find love in their caring arms and joy in their voices. Yet when I start to rummage through my old belongings, a lot of chords are struck within my […] Read more…

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Random Things I miss When Away From UAE…

I never, ever thought I would be talking about such a silly thing! Do you know what I am missing this summer on my travels? 1) The handheld hose from the bathrooms & bidets in Dubai. It comes in great use for: The kids when baby wipes are not in arms reach When the kids […] Read more…

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It’s All About the Paper!

I am obsessed with contact paper! The kids have spent hours having craft time with it and I can’t even complain that they are making a mess. It is genius! You can buy contact paper (clear one sided sticky paper) in rolls or A4 size sheets. I personally like the A4 size as it is […] Read more…

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Freshly Picked Summer Finds

I have rallied up a few different ideas on how you can keep busy during this last little bit of (hot) (hot) summer heat! The kids will be heading back to school in just over one months time (which will be here before you know it) (1)  Creche Out is the only place I feel comfortable […] Read more…

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I was thinking..

I was seated on the bus in Vienna yesterday (public transport is faster than driving). I was alone for a change, no kids in tow. I watched fondly at mother in her 30’s helping her two boys which looked about 3 & 5 years of age. They were coming back from a bike ride. She was […] Read more…

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Fun Find: Gap Kids & Baby Gap Summer 2015 Collection

Did you know that one of my addictions is Gap Kids & BabyGap? ESPECIALLY when it involves a shopping date with my Mom!  Boy does that woman go bananas for the store just like I do, possibly even more:) I can’t recall how many care packages my Mom sends the kids throughout the year that involve […] Read more…

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We Love…

Ruby & I are in love with her new Lalaloopsy Girls Crazy Hair Dolls (Cinder Slippers & Confetti Carnival). They seem very much inspired by Japanese motifs and a little on the Harajuku side, especially with their funky dresses (which we adore). These two dollies made our flight over to Vienna very fun. They each come […] Read more…

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Gearing up For Summer (Literally)

Summer is officially here! School is out (at least at Ruby’s school). Time to start racking your brain to figure out how to keep the kids busy before you possibly head back to your home country for the summer (or not).If you are not, then more reason to continue reading this post! Regardless if it […] Read more…

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My Personal Tale To India & Jaypore Online Shop

One of my most memorable trips during my short lived career as a flight attendant was India! There was something so magical about my first visit to Kolkata. I sat on our chauffeured bus that was dodging cars and traffic on route to our 5 star hotel. I was immediately taken by the city. It was like nothing […] Read more…

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Review: Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes

Wow what a show Disney on Ice put on this year! I have no doubt that you are going to be VERY pleased too:) I am not going to give any spoilers away, but I just want you to know that it is jam packed with beautiful choreography, lights, fire elements and props. Fantastic is […] Read more…

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4 Romantic Places to Dine in Dubai

*I am very fortunate to have this bespoke piece of content designed exclusively for Mommy in Dubai* Dubai’s Culinary Diversity It is amazing to think that almost 85% of those who work in the UAE are foreigners. It is a nation of expats, and Dubai is no different. The dizzying range of restaurants serving food from all corners of […] Read more…

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My Visit With a Intuative Healer and Psychic

I ventured off path yesterday and experienced something I have never spoken about on here before. Have you ever heard of people that can connect with angels? So I am either going to get some of you with your ears perked up or some that will be rolling their eyes. To each their own. But […] Read more…

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Be Thankful for Friends

In light of my dearest friend Hana fighting like a champ to get better, I felt the urge to share with you how what happened to her has changed me and I hope it will for you too! Hana is 31. A fantastic, energetic, amazing and caring mother of 2, not to mention friend (to […] Read more…

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Blinged Out Goggles

Summer is here, which means lots of swimming to cool down from the hot, hot heat! Ruby has several pairs of swimming goggles that have had their days. I thought it would be fun to spruce up a pair and bring some life back to them. I can’t remember where I saw a picture of goggles adorned […] Read more…

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