When my daughter was born, the first year went smoothly in terms of parenting. I mean, exhaustion aside, things were pretty easy: I just had to put her in a safe corner with toys and she enjoyed herself. It was … Continue reading Are we unintentionally rewarding our kids’ whining?
Have you ever met one of those little creatures that whine, scream and make a big scene? Yes, I’m talking about toddlers. Those fabulous little people that can throw the most sophisticated tantrums you can dream of. Well, I’ve got … Continue reading 30 highly effective ideas for raising an incredibly spoiled toddler
Like all parents, before having kids I had strong opinions about how I was going to approach the whole world of parenting. I took mental notes each time I loved or disliked something, so that by the time I had … Continue reading My secret tool for parenting toddlers (Without losing it)
There are many things that I expected would to happen to me when I became a mom, like having to deal with tantrums in public, waking up at all hours of the night or even changing my clothes five times … Continue reading The day a stranger (almost) had a peek at my breast
In preparation for our move to Bangkok, I had to get rid of many items, including my daughter’s newborn stuff. That was hard. I obviously managed to save some of her best clothes and little toys, but the big bulky items … Continue reading Five things I used to do with my newborn that have changed with my toddler
Tantrums. One word that summarizes pretty well the third year of a child’s existence, and the pain that parents have to go through. No matter how ready, patient, quiet, supportive, attentive, cheerful a mom could be, when the tantrums hit, … Continue reading 7 magical steps to handle toddler tantrums
This post was first published on BLUNTmoms Dads are great for many reasons. They carry kids on their shoulders to show them a higher perspective of life. They introduce kids to gymnastics and similar activities that make them look like … Continue reading Why I hate for my daughter to call me by my first name
I know you all wished to have a nice, quiet trip from Dubai to Bangkok, but my daughter had a secret plan to showcase her best talent on that day in the plane – a talent that was clearly not … Continue reading Dear passengers on that plane, let me explain
If you’re a parent, you probably know by now the golden rule of parenting a toddler: silence is suspicious! The other day I noticed that my two year old has been quiet for a while (just a little over two … Continue reading What happens when a toddler is quiet
Tell a child he can’t do something, and he’ll want to do it for the next half an hour. Give him your full consent and he’ll stop in 5 seconds. Getting my two-year old to agree to change her plans … Continue reading What is REALLY going on in your toddler’s mind?
We’ve been in Thailand for three months now, and it was time for us to take a family break and escape the busy city life. Pattaya … Continue reading A Getaway in Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
One of the best things about living in an international city like Dubai is that its cosmopolitan community gets to keep a genuine aspect. With this, both westernized and oriental cultures have adapted to live hand in hand in the … Continue reading Why I don’t mind sharing my baby with a nanny