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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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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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The Secret to Holiday Homemade Meals without Cooking

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The Secret to Holiday Homemade Meals without Cooking

Summer has arrived, and most weekends you’ll find yourself heading to the beach for another sun and sand filled weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Cairo and food planning get put at the bottom of your to-do list. Before you know it, you’re faced with an empty fridge and empty stomach and you end…

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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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Different Parenting Styles: 4 Ways to Stop Arguing in Front of Your Kids

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Different Parenting Styles: 4 Ways to Stop Arguing in Front of Your Kids

The choices we make regarding how we raise our kids are very heavily based on how we were raised ourselves, so while it’s pretty much a given that we want ‘what’s best’ for our children, our ideas about what that constitutes usually differ to some degree. I’m sure it will come as no surprise that…

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Leftovers: Kitchen Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

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Leftovers: Kitchen Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

It can be frustrating to go through the process required for preparing meals or a large gathering only to find you’re left with, well, leftovers. With the correct storage techniques, you can minimize the waste you are responsible for and also enjoy your leftovers long after the meal or gathering has ended. If you plan…

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5 Ways to Introduce Your Kids to Ramadan Traditions

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5 Ways to Introduce Your Kids to Ramadan Traditions

It’s that time of the year again…Ramadan is here! Every year we get preoccupied preparing for the occasion, and while every family prepares differently there are definitely some cornerstones that are common in almost every family during the month; charity and family time. Ramadan in Egypt is full of both aspects. We’ve put together some…

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A Family Retreat in the Heart of Cairo

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A Family Retreat in the Heart of Cairo

There are those days where you wish you could escape the city and at least take a weekend away. But then life happens, right? The older we get and the more our families expand the reasons to not just pick up and go grow as well. Thankfully, there’s a space that now caters to this…

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The Best Ways to Confront Your Child’s Developmental Disorder

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The Best Ways to Confront Your Child's Developmental Disorder

One of the most difficult aspects of my job is having to tell a parent that their child may need professional help; no one really wants to hear that. Every parent wants the best for their kids. They want them to succeed, both socially and academically. They want them to have the very best opportunities,…

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Recipes: Cooling Summer Drinks

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Recipes: Cooling Summer Drinks

As the weather gets warmer, we are all searching for drinks to keep us feeling cool and fresh. Instead of reaching for that diet soft drink that you know won’t do your body any good, we have some delicious and simple cooling summer drinks to give you the same effect with no artificial flavors, colorings,…

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Summer Hydrating Weekly Meal Plan

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Summer Hydrating Weekly Meal Plan

Heavy meals and long preparation methods don’t fit in during the summer months and hot weather. We all want cooling and refreshing meals that will give us energy and keep us hydrated without making us feel bloated. Follow this nutrition plan for a hydrating meal plan that will complement the increasingly hot weather. The first…

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