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It has been a while since I did a post on Pregnancy, birth and Mama-hood and what better way to kick start again than by informing mums to be about a movement I truly am passionate about.  A lot of the times when women get pregnant, it’s just tick tock tick tock till it’s time to push.  Not many take the time to educate themselves about pregnancy, birth, birthing techniques, doulas, cesarians, pain reliefs and so on.. they just listen to the Dr and take everything face value.   Read the rest of this entry »

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I came across this online via Dubai Confidential and thought to give it a shot!   I am always on the look out for ID tags of all sorts for my kids whenever we go on holiday.  There is always that fear what if they get lost in a busy mall, amusement park etc. .. You may think your older child will know what to do, but when you’re on holiday we all then have new mobile phone no.s of the country were in and we can’t expect kids to memorize a handful of no.s every time we travel.  So ever since my now 10 year old was a toddler to this day.. I make him and my other 2 kids always wear ID tags.  I have use so many different types form bracelets, velcro straps etc .. It gives me that little piece of mind knowing that they have contact info on them incase of any scenario.   Read the rest of this entry »

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I love my Deep Blue Rub by doTerra.  Not only does it smell wonderful but it really helps sore muscles, joints, injuries and strains.  Last week I had a  pain on the side of my abdomen which would suddenly throb periodically throughout the day.  This lasted a couple of days and I had tried a few things but nothing worked.  I had just received my doTerra order and it was perfect timing to receive this cream.  I applied it in the afternoon and instantly started to feel relief.  I am not sure what I did to cause the pain; but by the end of the day I didn’t feel a thing.   This week  I managed to hurt my knee while working out ! ( i’m not accident prone .. honest) and again my Deep Blue Rub is my treatment of choice for the next few days.

dōTERRA®’s Deep Blue® Rub is a rich, topical cream infused with Deep Blue Soothing Blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils that provides targeted comfort to tired and sore joints and muscles. Formulated with a proprietary blend of natural plant extracts and other powerful ingredients, Deep Blue Rub provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas. With close to 5 ml of dōTERRA’s top-selling Deep Blue essential oil blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus, Deep Blue Rub is an essential addition to your bathroom cabinet, gym bag, or first aid kit. Deep Blue Rub is blended in a base of moisturizing emollients that leave your skin feeling soft, not greasy and is the choice of massage therapists and sports practitioners for applying dōTERRA’s Deep Blue essential oil blend.”

my oilsHere is just a snippet of my doTerra Oils (how do you like my little travel bag kit I made?:))

It is beyond crazy that it has taken me 2 years to write this post! There’s a few reasons why it has taken me so long. Firsly I wanted to make sure that I really did believe in the stuff.  Secondly; I fell so deeply passionately in love with the oils that with so much to say about them, I had no idea where to even begin.  I am going to make this post brief because I have decided that I will need to keep posting about these oils and the benefits of each etc. so a short post here as an intro should suffice.  For those of you who are new to the blog, I am BIG on natural home remedies.  I clean my home with natural products and my go to meds are always my homeopathic remedies and now my MUST HAVE oils.  I used to eye doTerra and wonder whether it actually lived up to the hype.  I watched the youtube videos and I read all the posts.  I believed in the concept and hoped that it could deliver it’s high quality oils as it claimed. Read the rest of this entry »

When all you can hear in your head are christmas carols; you know it’s that time of year! The best part of the season are all the lovely markets that spring up all over the place.   It’s great to see what all the vendors are selling, some handicrafts, some locally produced products & designs… You can always be sure to find unique, fun items there.  One market in Dubai that has a lot of followers is the J.E.S.S Night Market.  There are going to be a lot of sellers there with great products.  Little Farasha will be selling their gorgeous bibs and Baby m‘s much loved Fabric Chalkboard roll ups will be there too!! It’s this Friday and a countdown to filling your stockings for those who celebrate christmas and for the rest you never need an excuse to shop!

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Ramadan is the season of giving and what a great way to give while you do some fabulous shopping as well-money well spent.  AlReem Charity is hosting their 3rd annual Charity Bazaar this Friday 3rd of August from 9pm – 1am.  The event is a ladies only event located at a residence in Tubli and there will be an entrance fee of BD5.  There will be around 25+sellers participating at the event including  Creolate, El.Misq, F by Feryal Al Abbasi, Green Bar, Haraka, La Boutique, Mara, Modern Art with a Traditional Touch, baby items by Mon Petit Chou, Murano, Pink Toro, Pretty Little Things, Unique Boutique, Velloci and Villa Mama’s. There will also be sellers of jalabiyas, abayas, accessories, nailpolish, crafts, and all kinds of desserts.

Fancied the new Haraka watch? Wanted to try out the fabulous Green Bar Inc products? Crave Creolate chocolates? Want to check out Mara’s baby shopping cart covers? and a whole lot more.. 😉 We will all be there, come by and say hi!!

 

 

Click on House Map-Tubli to see the Map.

 

Date: 03.08.12

Time: 9pm-1am

Location: Tubli- Bahrain

Entrance fee Bd 5 – LADIES ONLY EVENT

 

  

 *image belongs to colorful-27.deviantart.com

Aren’t these the coolest bibs ever!!!! I absolutely love them and so does my little bubba above!! Keyffiah bibs will surely rock your little one’s outfit.  These bibs are by Little Farasha who happens to be my sister in law Maha Gorton’s new business.  I love home businesses and support them all the way!

Check out these bibs and other products here.

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Here’s a post on supporting home birth! I have just had my 3rd baby (mashallah) a couple of months ago and all three were born at the hospital.  However my dream is to one day have a home birth! It is something I have always wanted but just not catered for in the middle east.  If I do get pregnant again (inshallah) hopefully then it’ll be possible or I may have to have the baby abroad.   Enjoy the video below of all the different celebrities who have had home births some as long as ten years ago!! This is not a new phenomena, yet an ancient practice.

 

video thanks to mamanatural

 

Plush baby pad from Ah Goo Baby is a luxury memory foam mat to use as a changing mat, play mat, tummy time mat, which can be rolled up and taken out and about.  This is a lovely mat which I will be using when I go for mummy and baby yoga and other activities.  It comes in lovely colours and is removable to throw in the wash.

You can purchase Plush baby on their site or check out a lovely variety on Amazon.

 

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My little Bubba in his bug in a rug wrap !

Here is another great company Baby Rug  that makes swaddles with toes, and this one I bought for my baby now and we use it all the time. It is a great lightweight summer one which gives just enough protection from the heat of the sun but cozy at the same time.!

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The original multipurpose baby wrap is also available in a lightweight honeycomb knit. When going on holiday with your tiny one, special care is needed to protect from the sun, this wrap provides  a UPF 30+ rating these are a perfect addition to your babys summer wardrobe!more info

  •  Multi-use blanket, for car seat or buggy or sling carrier.
  • Open fabric weave specially designed to breathe easily
  • Keeps your baby cool while giving the cocooned/swaddled feeling.
  • Velcro ties allowing you to regulate baby’s temperature,
  • Funky bright colours, an essential addition t to your baby’s  wardrobe
  • Easily stored in a nappy change bag, ideal for holidays on the beach

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