• Baby,  Life With the Munchkin

    Starting Solids 101

    Starting solids and getting baby to eat solids is a maddening journey for most! It is nerve-wracking because you have no idea if the baby will accept the food, if the food is providing the maximum nutrition and more importantly, would there be any reactions and what to do! In this post, I try to sum up the basics of weaning and introducing solids. I have also tried and hyper linked as many of my sources as possible, to allow you to cross check all the info! Starting Solids 101 – When? While there are different schools of thought on the starting at four vs starting at six months, most…

  • Bub's Diary

    Happy Birthday Dada! <3

    You were the first one I saw when I arrived, You stayed up nights with momma and me! You burped me and changed me, and hugged me and carried me! Every minute of every day, I know you got my back!   I love our silly giggles, and times spent dancing! All the times we blew bubbles, our bath time rituals, And the books you read to me a million times, The times we counted and sang some rhymes..   From sitting, crawling, walking and my ABCs, You’ve been my teacher guiding me, Mama says ohno! But someday I hope to be like you, Big, and strong, smart, kind and…

  • Mommy,  Momtastic

    Momtastic – Amina Fera – The Tupperware Lady

    The purpose of my blog has been to share my journey as a parent, and to celebrate motherhood! Not just me, but mommies all around me as well! And with that in mind, I am starting a new section called MOMTASTIC ?!  I will be interviewing inspirational mommas who are wearing multiple hats, and managing it all with panache! My September sweetheart is mompreneur Amina Fera, who is also known as the Tupperware lady! Amina who is originally from India is mom to Ahaan, Azaan and  Aayat who is 21 months old. She has been living in Doha for four years with her family. She started her tupperware business because of the…

  • Mommy

    Life With Babies and Pets

    Life with babies and pets is just the norm for a lot of people. The benefits of having a pet are many for children, but many are not completely on board with the idea. And that includes me too – I am not a pet person. I love animals, don’t get me wrong. But I am not quite ready to put in the commitment that it takes to keep another living being alive, and well, and happy and healthy under my roof! It is tough enough looking after myself and my he-man and little one! So it is quite fascinating for me when I see families with pets, and I…

  • Bub's Diary

    Bubba’s Diary – PP Visits Doha

    So! You know what happened recently? My parents friend, Preethi aunty came to visit us in Doha! She stayed with me and played with me for about nine days! It was a pretty fun time being tourists in my own town! So, PP aunty came from Bahrain. And poor thing – she had to travel for nine hours to come see me! How sweet no? We helped get a pre-approved visa from Qatar and then she had to travel via Kuwait since there are no direct flights between Bahrain and Qatar anymore! PP Visits Doha – Welcome! She arrived late evening on Friday, and she tried to steal my mango…

  • Mommy,  Momtastic,  Uncategorized

    Momtastic – Afshan Sayed – Nutty but Healthy!

    The purpose of my blog has been to share my journey as a parent, and to celebrate motherhood! Not just me, but mommies all around me as well! And with that in mind, I am starting a new section called MOMTASTIC ?!  I will be interviewing inspirational mommas who are wearing multiple hats, and managing it all with panache! For August, we have a health food aficionado Afshan Sayed, who sells her own delicious home made nut butters and spreads. She is a mom to 4 littles – nine year old Zahra, Zayd who is 7 years old, Ibraheem at 4years old, and wee baby Inaya who is 7months old. When she and…

  • Doha Life,  Life With the Munchkin,  Mommy

    Parks in Doha

    One of the best things about living in Doha is the fact that there are a number of places where the family can hang out! And I don’t mean the malls and indoor play areas, but actual outdoor spaces! If you can find a way to beat the heat, you can definitely have a gala time playing with the kiddies at these many outdoor parks! This is my list of parks in Doha! Parks in Doha – Sheraton Hotel Park Now this is one of my favourites to be honest. Come on, what is not to like? A run through fountain for the kiddies, plenty of green space to chill…

  • Let's Talk Breast Feeding

    Interview with Vicky Honar, an IBCLC

    Victoria WF Honar, a name very familiar to breastfeeding mothers in the Kingdom of Bahrain. And I am thrilled to be able to feature her on my blog – after all Bahrain is where I was born and raised. To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2017, here is my interview with Vicky Honar, an IBCLC – that means she’s an international board certified lactation consultant. The only kind of medical person one should visit to address breastfeeding concerns. Vicky originally trained as a nurse, then carried on to become a midwife and worked as a midwife for more than 20 years in Scotland and the United Arab Emirates. Tell us a…

  • Let's Talk Breast Feeding

    My Breastfeeding Challenges

    Most of you may know that I am a huge advocate for breastfeeding. Of course a mom has every right to choose her mode of feeding her baby – I completely will support the choices every mom makes for herself. But I do think breastfeeding deserves a 100% chance first. And because I am usually pretty vocal about the importance of breastfeeding, many automatically assume that I have had an easy ride. Not quite. And that is why I would like to share information about my breastfeeding challenges. We have crossed 1.5 years of breastfeeding; hoping to cross two years at the very least and then we’ll see how it…

  • Let's Talk Breast Feeding,  Mommy

    The BSIM Story

    She was inspired by a breastfeeding support group she was part of in Ireland. One new mom had an idea to help out other new mommies in her locality in Pune. And one thing led to another and it snowballed. In a very short time, the Breastfeeding Support for Indian Mothers has exploded into one of the largest platforms for all matters related to breastfeeding. And this is the BSIM story. For many women all over the world, the group has become a safe space to ask questions and queries. Because they know full well that there is no judgment – only support and information.” Its founder, Adhunika Prakash, is…

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