A smile is happiness you will find right under your nose – Unknown. I will not lie, it has been a trying couple of weeks and a time when I could probably have done with some extra reflection on the very many positives in our everyday life and yet, ironically this is when I am… Continue reading High Fives & Happiness: A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.
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If you want to be happy, be - Leo Tolstoy.
Being a Dubai Mom is often synonymous with soft play areas because let’s be honest for several month it is scorching hot outside and even on those cooler days containing your herd is often easier said than done! Prior to moving to the UAE, we had absolutely no concept of soft play areas, in South… Continue reading The time we went to Fun City….
Some beautiful paths cannot be found without getting lost – Erol Ozan. We don’t normally plan our holidays to death. The last few have been last-minute, spur of the moment decisions and while we have a general idea of options to explore and activities, we don’t really make firm plans until we are there and… Continue reading High Fives & Happiness: Some beautiful paths cannot be found without getting lost.
As moms we are über critical of everything we do and say relating to our offspring. I think it’s in our genes or perhaps it is something in the slimy gel they slather on your belly just before your ultrasound. Where ever it comes from and whatever the reason, the fact remains that we spend… Continue reading Today is a #RockingMotherhood kind of day.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do – Eleanor Roosevelt. Earlier today, at one of the many Spring Break play dates that have been organised to keep the monsters semi-civilised, one of the moms shared that she was starting art classes. There was polite interest and the immediate assumption that she had… Continue reading High Fives & Happiness: You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Our review of Smurfs: The Lost Village and some FREE kids activities to keep them busy.
The heart has no wrinkles – unknown. I am still very much on the nostalgia train after my recent getaway to celebrate a dear old friend’s nuptials. One of the discoveries was that one of our friends has the most amazing stash of photos from about 10 years ago, a period in my life that… Continue reading High Fives & Happiness: The heart has no wrinkles
Fun family things to do in Lund, Sweden
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” Irish proverb. I’ve just had 4 days with a mountain of laughing (and a couple of actual mountains) and while not as much sleep as I would have hoped for, it was all uninterrupted and with no alarm clocks were set! Last […]
Why we really should stop getting Brownie points for being exhausted!
Today: Be Happy. Tomorrow: Be Happy. Everyday: Be Happy. Unknown Sounds like a grand idea doesn’t it! Like most other habits, it’s making the choice one day at a time and Spring Cleaning out the clutter that brings you down! I find that listing my #highfivesandhappiness makes it easier to keep track of them and […]
A Polynesian themed Brunch in Dubai that is as fun for the kids as the parents!
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
Better an "oops" than a "what if"
A refreshingly different take on kids' indoor play areas.
“I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener!” How amazing is this? I wish more people would adopt this philosophy. Life, parenting, health and everything in between is an individual journey. It’s not a race, it’s not a competition regardless of whether or not social media makes you feel […]
“Happiness, like unhappiness is a proactive choice,” Stephen Covey. I absolutely love this quote and this may remain as my motto for the next foreseeable future. To me this means that while crappy things may happen and life may not go according to your plan, you can choose to be happy or not. It’s all […]
I’m always a bit hesitant with art and craft projects because I abhor the mess! Especially living in an apartment with limited space. This raised salt painting idea though is relatively mess free, or should I say as mess free as any art project can be. It also has the added advantage of the cool effect […]
The motto for this week is courtesy of Elvis Presley – When things go wrong, don’t go with them! Isn’t that a trap we so often fall into? Someone cuts you off in traffic, you break your favourite pair of shoes, the kids mess Nutella on their uniform five minutes before you’re out the door. […]