“The Future of our world lies in the hands of our children. And how we raise, discipline and teach them will determine our world tomorrow” – excerpt from Dr. Kaldani’s presentation at BMC 23/11/2016 The most crucial, turbulent and confusing … Continue reading Raising a Teenager in Lebanon. Are you ready for it?
Like many moms, reading with my kids is probably my favorite activity. Just having that special, quiet time to bond and sometimes cuddle means the world to me! Reading also has many other benefits such as fine tuning a child’s … Continue reading Review: “My Little Surprises” and how this idea is promoting reading!
I’m not giving up completely on technology. And I do praise myself for trying my best to stay up to date but “syncing” my schedule with the kids’ and my husband’s isn’t that easy. I am a planner (a bit … Continue reading Why I’m going “old school”. Back to pen & paper
Let me start by saying : You are not a bad parent if you bought your child an AIRBOARD (Balance Boards). But with this said, with every new Fad toy that comes out from time to time – and we … Continue reading Airboards now Banned at the BEIRUT SOUKS! Thank you!
THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL TO ALL SUPER MAMAS. WAKE UP. WATCH OUT. KNOW THE SIGNS. A great campaign was launched a few weeks ago across the country with the simple word #OU3A – an Arabic word that means … Continue reading Drugs reaching our children and loved ones. The signs to look for. What you can do to help.
To place your child, your angel, under someone else’s care is probably the hardest decision we as parents have to take. As working moms, we sometimes have to put our babies as soon as our maternity leave ends (short as … Continue reading 6 important things you should know when choosing your child’s daycare
Sticks & Stones can BREAK my bones, but your WORDS will never hurt me We used to sing this little rhyme at school, but now well into adulthood I have begun to realize that WORDS can hurt, damage and slowly torture you … Continue reading How Emotional Abuse can affect you and your children
Before reading this post – can you honestly answer the following: What was the last book you read? I used to read so much more, but with smartphones and their social media “traps” I always seem to find easier ways to … Continue reading Reading time: is it not cool anymore?
When my son was born I placed a really cute “Prince Charming on Board” sign on the rear car window. To be honest I only put it being a proud mama and wanted the world to know – in addition … Continue reading “Baby on Board” signs – Why every car with a child should have it
Do you have strict bed time rule? If you don’t it could be time to start – children and adults need to get enough sleep because their bodies and minds are growing and need a lot of energy to grow. … Continue reading How much sleep should your children have at each age?
I’m really fed up of seeing babies and toddlers being placed on their “proud” but misguided parent’s lap as they are driving… on the highway, mountain roads or anywhere else is NOT acceptable. You can not control an accident! What is … Continue reading Be a true Super Parent and Buckle them Up!
Let’s try to put an end to the MOMMY WARS. So there has been a video circulating in various mommy groups in Lebanon regarding a company advertising itself through a very important message – to end the MOMMY WARS. This … Continue reading STOP THE MOMMY WARS!
So I’m sure that we have all been witnessing the growing “must-have” mothers in Lebanon are running to get – “the helper”. I totally support the fact that your children and family deserve to live in a clean house, tidy … Continue reading What a “Helper” means in Lebanon
Like all Super Moms, you and your kids start your day with a healthy breakfast with a “low fat” glass of milk followed by a “diet” labneh sandwich. For lunch you are very conscientious about only cooking with “canola … Continue reading Are you nourishing your child’s brain?
This PSA was created by Strong 4 Life – “a wellness movement designed to ignite societal change and reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity and its associated diseases”. We are all guilty of the occasional Fast Food fix when we … Continue reading Childhood obesity – who is to blame?
Before becoming a mother, I had watched my fair share of movies and comedies of the “dirtier” side of motherhood and was also introduced to a new kind of unconditional love a mother can have for her child. The emotional happiness … Continue reading Things they didn’t tell you about being a mother
During an outing with the family at a festival this past weekend my 6-year-old son was offered a BEER flavored candy sachet!!! So I can start venting about marketing ethics etc… But for now I am choosing not to … Continue reading Beer-flavored candy offered to children
Being a mom of a baby makes simple tasks of going to the supermarket, walking down the street or certain places that are not always stroller-friendly an exhausting mission. The younger the baby the heavier the stroller! I have been … Continue reading Review: Yalla Babywear
Once upon a time, before I was married and before children – while walking around Saturday afternoons in a mall I would see mothers looking stressed and tired. Their babies and toddlers pulling at their hair while they tried to … Continue reading How to be the “perfect” mom
Who is truly monitoring the numerous daycare centers (garderies) in Lebanon? What roles do the syndicates and Ministry of Health doing to protect our children? As a full-time working mom – I was obliged to place both my children in daycare centers at very young ages as I could not place them with any family members. Both were placed in a well-known day care that was located exactly next to my office which was a true blessing. It is a clean location, with a very large number of students but equaled with the number of supervisors and teachers. Now I … Continue reading Daycares in Lebanon: Providing care or just another Business Venture?