• Let's Talk Breast Feeding,  Mommy

    Re-lactation – An Incredible Possibility

    Breastfeeding is hard! It is one of the toughest tasks that a new mom goes through. No doubt about it, and often enough – the doubts involved – be it about low supply or about correct latch, or if the baby is getting enough – often plays with the minds of a breastfeeding mother. We all know that the best way to keep up supply is to keep feeding. After all, breast milk does work on demand and supply. Feed as often as needed, and in the ideal world, all will be well. But sometimes it really is not that straight forward and breastfeeding takes a back seat. And with…

  • Baby

    Celebrating the First Birthday

    It is incredible how fast time has flown by! But what an amazingly blessed year it has been! So many hugs, kisses and cuddles – and so much growing up, not just for my baby boy, but for the husband and myself as well. And the time had come to celebrate! WE ARE ONE! My boy was turning one year old, and we were celebrating a year of being parents!! WOOOHOOO! The First Birthday party is obviously more for the parents than for the baby – a well deserved celebration if I may add! So here we were! Of course the planning starts early. By January, my mind was working…

  • Baby,  Mommy

    How I am Rocking Motherhood!

    In the hustle bustle of everyday life, it can be very easy to forget to appreciate yourself! To remind yourself that you are doing a good job – as a mom, as a parent! And that is why I love this idea of the Rocking Motherhood Tag. Thank you to the wonderful mommy Tina Wilson Naddler from ‘No, You Need To Calm Down!’ (yup, that is her website) for tagging me for the challenge. This challenge also allows me to talk about my fave topic – ME! Modesty is my middle name, didn’t you know? So here goes: Thriving, not just surviving. We have crossed the one-year mark, and I…

  • Baby

    The Eldertree Nursery – A Safe Haven

    If you follow my blog, you know that A. I never had any doubt about going back to work, and B. that I was not keen on having a nanny, and a nursery was more preferred by both the husband and myself. And since we are in my boy’s birthday month, I think it is only fair that I post about one of the most positive influences in his life – the Eldertree Nursery in Al Luqta – which is also one of the best decisions we have made as parents. Eldertree Nursery When I was looking at nurseries close to where I work, another mommy recommended Eldertree to me.…

  • Baby

    Babies & The Need for Sensory Play

    We all know that it is important to allow our babies to explore, and learn, and grow. It is important to start interacting with and engaging with babies right from the day they are born. Or even before that. Let’s talk about babies & the need for sensory play. Once they are born, we can read to them, and play wit the, sing for them. Entertain and educate them in a fun and simple manner. Either at home, or at a play date or group class, sensory play is vital. “Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities and…

  • Baby,  Mommy,  Well Being

    Impressions from a cloth-diapering mommy..

    One of the most important aspects of parenting is to keep an open mind. Understand that different parents do things differently than you. And something that is gaining popularity, but not something I have (as yet) considered for myself is cloth diapering. I realized there are many mommies like me, who probably are not quite comfortable with the thought of it, but there are also many who swear by it. So, I got talking to the founder of the Cloth Diapering Doha FB support group, Ivory Llamas-Macatangay. she is a mom of a one year old, with another on the way, to find out more, and dispel myths related to…

  • Mommy,  Momtastic

    Momtastic – The Cookie Lady – Nadia Moolman

    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 mommy for January is someone most new moms in Doha already knows well, and one who bakes the best ever lactation cookies – Nadia Moolman of Milking Cookies. At QR 35 for a pack of 12, her cookies were not only reasonable, but also delicious and incredibly healthy! Nadia has been…

  • Mommy,  Momtastic

    Momtastic – Going Organic with the Milk House Clothing Company

    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 December diva is Amira Ahmadi, mommy to a vivacious 18 month old baby boy. Originally from Colorado, she has been living in Qatar for the last three years. When her baby arrived, she started a quest to find organic and eco-friendly baby products and was shocked at the lack…

  • Baby,  Mommy

    Thoughts of a Formula Feeding Mom

    Over the course of the last year, I have spoken to a lot of women, and it has always been interesting and enlightening to hear so many different perspectives, and insights. And those who follow my blogs and posts know that I am a huge advocate for breastfeeding, and always encourage it. But I also like to listen to stories of moms who don’t, either as a choice or because they didn’t know any better. I must admit that there have been times I too have wondered why anyone would opt for formula, but listening to moms and their lives has changed my views. What matters is that the baby…

  • Baby,  Doha Life,  New Born

    Pediatricians in Doha..

    Every family needs a good pediatrician! One that they can trust, and count on. One that both the parents and the wee ones are comfortable with. And initially, I was under the impression that there was only one or two recommended doctors. But I am glad I was wrong! Here are some of the more popular pediatricians in Qatar! Dr Ghada Nasrat Clinic: Fetomaternal Clinic, Markhiya Contact: 44756369 Charges: QR 300/consultation “We love Dr. Ghada. When we were looking for a ped, she was among the most recommended docs. And one trip to her and we knew why. She is gentle, and warm, and really interacts with the baby. She…

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