Archive of ‘DEAR DIARY’ category

Holidays: Preparing Your Home For Summer Holidays

Many of us are en route to our home countries (or fun new destinations) in the coming days/weeks. Which means our homes will be left unattended for several weeks (or even months) subjected to extreme heat + sand + dust. Here is how I prepare our home before leaving for the summer: Switch off all water outlets After […] Read more…

Fun Find: Winter Layers With Redtag

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Dubai! The cool weather is slowly creeping in and that only means ONE thing! Sweater & layering season! Goodbye flip flops and shorts, hello gorgeous chunky knit sweaters and boots! I had such a great time choosing looks with Redtag. They have a tagline that goes […] Read more…

Fun Find: Back to School

Today I said farewell to my (not so little anymore) girl who headed off to FIRST GRADE! It was hard to wake her this morning but once she heard me say “it’s your first day of school” a second time she was jumping out of bed. I set out her uniform the night before so […] Read more…

Dear Diary: Onesie

Why did I rush and want you to grow up so I could dress you like a big boy? On Sunday you will be starting Kindergarten. Your very first day of school! Oh where has the time gone? I was anxious for you to outgrow your little baby onesie so I could dress you in more […] Read more…

Fun Find: Ultimate Back To School Shopping Guide!

*Please note that this is NOT a sponsored post. I was NOT paid to write this. I did it to be help busy Mom’s* You can thank me for a bit of “back to school” shopping prep! I have spent hours scouring the internet for sites that deliver within the UAE + carry the best-of-the-best school gear! I […] Read more…

Dear Diary: Please Help Jeff Price (Pearl FM)

This is absolutely heartbreaking news! If you are a parent in Dubai, then you certainly will have heard of Pearl FM! The only children’s radio station in UAE! Jeff Price is the man that helped create the brilliant station. He was also kind enough to once invite me on a morning talk show. (Pictured above with Jeff […] Read more…

Dear Diary: Little Girls & Ear Piercing

This is a touchy subject…I know! Ruby was a sweet little baby, a mere 8 months old and I decided (on her behalf) that she should have her ears pierced. I don’t know what I was thinking at the time. But… I wish I… WAITED! Shortly after Ruby was born, my best friend gifted her with […] Read more…

Fun Find: Rags to Riches Dubai

This is one of the most wonderful charities I have heard of in Dubai. Barbara Evans is the founder of Rags to Riches Dubai. It is a charity which she started 2 1/2 years ago. Barbara gathers and recycles old sheets, pillowcases and scraps of unwanted fabric and turns them into beautiful garments for poor […] Read more…

Dear Diary: Be Kind to Unkind People

While in Chicago last week the most evil thing happened to me. I can’t even describe the hate and fury that boiled up in my blood that sunny afternoon in Illinois. We were spending our last day in the states at a fashion outlet mall. The kids were thirsty and wanted to go.The next thing […] Read more…

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