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5 People Tell Us How Their Mother Was Their Number 1 Fan

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5 People Tell Us How Their Mother Was Their Number 1 Fan

We’ve recently been inspired (and a little touched) by Persil’s creative advert showcasing how women and mainly mothers have always been incredibly great encouragers. They’ve always had it in them to encourage their children to do anything from finishing their first plate of food, or just potty training them for the first time. If you…

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Lebanese Lifestyle Blogger, Rita Dahdah Fawaz Talks Pregnancy and Body Positivity

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Lebanese Lifestyle Blogger, Rita Dahdah Fawaz Talks Pregnancy and Body Positivity

Pregnancy is no walk in the park, especially when you live your life in the public eye. In today’s world, we’re curious about the lives of bloggers and internet personas as we are about the lives of celebrities. We talked to Rita Dahdah Fawaz, a Lebanese-Nigerian lifestyle blogger and a new mama about all things…

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This 3 Year Old Tells Us 3 Secrets to Growing Long Gorgeous Hair

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This 3 Year Old Tells Us 3 Secrets to Growing Long Gorgeous Hair

It’s a blessing to be living at a time when so much information about health, wellness, and proper nutrition is easily accessible. Children today are more exposed to media than ever before, and thus, we are watching a whole new and empowered generation grow before our eyes into knowledgeable, opinionated young leaders. Laila Amin, our…

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10 Reasons Why I Choose Positive Parenting

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10 Reasons Why I Choose Positive Parenting

When I was pregnant for the very first time, unlike most women, I didn’t suffer much from morning sickness or loss of appetite; instead, I was overwhelmed by the idea of being responsible for another person’s life. I had no idea what I was GETTING INTO. I started daydreaming about the kind of person he…

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A Mom’s Message to Society’s Assumptions About Motherhood and Work

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A Mom's Message to Society's Assumptions About Motherhood and Work

Have you ever taken the DMC, “The Domestic Math Challenge”? It’s very simple really. You basically count how many thousands of times your kids call out “mom” per hour, multiply it by the number of chores, calls and errands you need to run, divide it by the square root of how much you need a minute…

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How I Dealt With Postpartum Depression in Egypt

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How I Dealt With Postpartum Depression in Egypt

Everyone talks openly about how wonderful and rewarding motherhood is. They might even talk about its many challenges; the sleepless nights, the lack of time for oneself, the loss of personal identity, the sheer enormity of the responsibility of caring for another human being and keeping them alive. But no one really talks about depression.…

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The October Event Every Woman Should Be Attending

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The October Event Every Woman Should Be Attending

As women, it continually seems we have a lot bigger load placed on our shoulders as we age, especially if our vision for our future involves any form of work and raising a family. In the midst of family planning and raising kids, it can be hard not to let our personal goals and dreams…

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How to Start Preschool without the Drop-off Drama

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How to Start Preschool without the Drop-off Drama

September marks the start of the school year and many parents will be sending their kids off to nursery for the first time. It’s an exciting and scary time for both parents and children, but there’s a lot you can do to help prep your child (and yourself!) for this new transition. Get to Know…

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7 Ways to Make Moving Easier for Your Child

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7 Ways to Make Moving Easier for Your Child

Moving is a stressful experience for everyone. The process and changes can also be particularly confusing for toddlers and preschoolers. Luckily, we’ve got the 7 techniques to help make your transition smoother for everyone, making it an enjoyable experience of new beginnings rather than a battle of resistance. Prepare Your Child Talk to your little one…

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10 Effective Ways to Reduce Sibling Conflict

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10 Effective Ways to Reduce Sibling Conflict

Any family with more than one child will have an abundance of stories about the kids breaking out into fights, calling each other names and stealing each other’s toys. Sibling rivalry is extremely common, in fact it’s almost a given. But why? What makes it so difficult for siblings to get along? For starters, they…

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Where to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer in Sahel and Cairo

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Where to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer in Sahel and Cairo

Ramadan has ended and it’s officially summer! This doesn’t mean just the sun and the beach; it also means kids officially on holiday and looking for any outlet for their energy. Sure, we can drop them off at the pool or the beach every morning or leave them to their technology and television, but there’s…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Raising Confident Children

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The Dos and Don’ts of Raising Confident Children

Self-confidence is such an important attribute to have and it’s something we would all like to instill in those we love, especially our little ones. Confident children tend to be better at handling conflict than those who have low self-esteem. They are more resilient, optimistic, and generally tend to be more successful in life. Because…

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