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    Dilraz Kunnummal, Author

    Dilraz Kunnummal is the author of the much-loved children’s book, ‘See You Soon’. The role she’s proudest of is being mama to her cheeky little boy, and her journey as a parent is where she draw inspiration from for most of her writing. She’s a trained journalist with experience across media platforms including print, television and radio. She has covered the Arab Spring for a daily newspaper, and has interviewed multiple Bollywood celebrities during her radio days. Having been an expatriate throughout her life, she aims to tell stories which are multicultural and can connect to a global audience. Over the last decade, she has contributed to a number of successful anthology…

  • Life With the Munchkin

    Screen Time – Our Top Picks

    As we all know, no screen time at all is the ideal for little ones. But also as most families know, this is a bit impossible these days unless you throw your TV out the window and keep your mobiles, tablets and computers on lock down. But the telly isn’t really as evil as it is made out to be – provided that it doesn’t overtake your life, and become your child’s forever baby sitter. SCREEN TIME: YAY OR NAY? The American Academy of Pediatrics amended its zero screen time till two years old rule recently, and the new recommendations say a little bit of TV is okay after 18…

  • Momtastic

    Momtastic – Mini Adventures – Cassandra Bester

    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 first momma for 2018 is someone who saw a gap in the market, and promptly set out to fill in – with her two little kiddies in-tow. South Affrican mommy Cassandra Bester has 3.5 year old Ava, and 14 month old Tyler, and has been in Doha for three years now. Like…

  • Mommy,  mommydil

    Sarah’s Story – Being a Special Needs Mom

    When you are on as many mom groups as I am, you frequently come across posts that are deep, and profound, and heart warming. Posts that linger with you for days after you first read it. That was my first encounter with who would soon become a friend: Sarah Obeydul Haq. Her post was written when her first-born Ahmed turned four years old. It chronicled her journey of being a special needs mom, of how her son is autistic, and how they coped when they found out, and a quick summary of the last four years. But it was peppered with jokes and a unique way of story telling that will have…

  • Mommy,  mommydil

    Turning Thirty One!

    Thirty One! I am turning thirty one! Where did all the time go? Really? But hey, thirty is the new twenty, y’all! I am sure there are many of us think that maybe our life should become a movie, cuz of all the ups and downs and in betweens, all the drama and the madness (and there’s been plenty in mine)! But sometimes I think our own stories may be a wee bit far fetched even for fiction. Life eh? But as I turn a year older, and wiser, and smarter and cooler and awesomer and fantabulouser, I thought why not dedicate a post all to meeeee! ME! In case…

  • Mommy

    Happy New Year

    A small wish for a happy new year for us all, by yours truly 🙂 As the dawn of 2018 breaks, I wonder what the future holds.. As we drive through these winding roads of life.. Hoping for a another blessed blissful year.. Will it be full of love and laughter? Of a few tears and lots of growing up. Creating a treasure trove of cherished memories.. Hoping for another blessed blissful year. What a 2017 it has been! From a tiny step to running around and climbing things My little sunshine turned one and had a tonne of adventures.. Now, we are hoping for another blessed blissful year.. We…

  • Mommy,  Momtastic

    Momtastic – Zakkiya Hamza – Inkstruck

    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 last momma for this year is Zakkiya Hamza, a brilliantly creative artist who is still doing shows and running around despite being ready to pop! Mom to 4 year old, Izyan, her second will be soon here, Inshallah in January. She creates magic with watercolors and has carved her own niche in…

  • Momtastic

    Momtastic – Imaraah Hussain – Cooking up a Storm

    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! The November momtastic momma is Imaraah Hussain, a great chef who whips up some amazing food! She is a mom of two, son Aidh, who is 4 years old, and 5 month old daughter, Zoya. I am very excited to feature this lovely momma! Because her cooking made my baby shower a great hit!…

  • Let's Talk Breast Feeding,  Mommy,  mommydil

    An Ode to My Breast Pump..

    And just like that, my pumping journey has come to a close. I sold off my breast pump last week, and I think that made it real. It is funny, but I felt emotional giving it away. The only thing I asked was that she use it well, and stay committed in her journey to breastfeed. Pumping! Sigh. Yay I don’t have to do it anymore, but yeah, closing a chapter is always bittersweet. This is my tribute! (Am I loony or what?). An Ode to My Breast Pump All those long nights I stayed awake, Your buzzing my only company when everyone slept. Giving me reason and strength To…

  • Momtastic

    Momtastic – Diala Itani – Keeping It Natural

    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! The chosen one for October is Diala Itani Taylor. Mom of Soleil, who is 20 months old, and 1 month old Liliana. She is originally from Lebanon and has been calling Doha her home for the past year and a half. Her need to find chemical-free products for her first-born led her to become an entrepreneur and…

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