Having a baby in a foreign land (in my case, Dubai) brings up so many questions: How much does it cost to have a baby? Are the medical facilities any good? Will my husband be allowed in the delivery room? Will my child get (insert country here) citizenship?

The questions don’t stop once the baby is born either. Where can I find cheap diapers? Is it OK to breastfeed in public? How do I get a passport and residence visa for the baby? It’s enough to make you go…ARGGHH!

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My Son’s 5th Grade Teacher is…

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Funny Busy Family Quotes

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