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What’s Next for Dubai?

One thing I love about Dubai is that Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of the Emirate, really doesn’t think there is anything out of reach. Every week a new […]

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I Spy With My Little Eye

My husband and I are the type of parents that outwardly say “we trust you” to our children, but we really don’t. He and I have discussed at […]

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The Entertainer Vouchers Going to Waste…Again

It’s already October and once again we’ve hardly used any of the vouchers in our Entertainer Family book. We get the book every year and end up using […]

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Crazy Mom at Table 9

Last Friday we went to the Organic Foods & Cafe brunch at Dubai Mall. We normally don’t do brunches but our family is on a mission to use […]

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My Son’s 5th Grade Teacher is…

Superwoman! I don’t mean to boast, but last night I read the welcome letter from my son’s teacher and this woman sounds pretty awesome. The first thing that […]

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Essentials for Japanese Expats in Dubai

I’ve finally found the information for the Japanese playgroup and language group. This information is probably easy to find for Japanese expats from Japan, but for people like […]

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Getting Ready for Pre-School

For weeks I’ve been reading my friends’ status updates on Facebook and Twitter … every one of them that has kids has been counting down the days until […]

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Reconnecting with my Japanese Heritage…in Dubai?!

I’m not sure if I’ve made this clear or not but I love being Japanese. I love Japanese food, Japanese variety TV shows, J-Pop music and most of […]

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Do I LOOK Like I’m Pregnant?!?

People always say that pregnant women are “radiant,” “glowing” and “beautiful.” I’m not sure I agree either way, but the last 3 times I’ve been asked if I […]

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Funny Busy Family Quotes

I swear some days I wish we had a film crew documenting our lives. I know most families have their funny moments but my family is like a […]

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Ramadan for Newbies in Dubai

One of my biggest worries before moving to Dubai was that I’d do something to offend Muslims and get sent off to jail or deported. My knowledge of […]

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Getting Ready for Our Summer Vacation!

Before we leave for our long-awaited vacation, I want the kids to participate in some activities in Dubai. We rarely get to have family outings during the school […]

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Another Summer Ramadan for the UAE

Busy Family has lived in Dubai for 3 years and we have yet to miss a Summer…until this year! Unlike most expats, I actually like staying in Dubai […]

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Summer Study Struggles

At the beginning of Big K’s Summer vacation I gave him 2 new workbooks so he could spend an hour a day working on his writing skills. He […]

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“Growing Up” Infographic Video

I love everything about infographics. I love the simple presentation so that the average person can understand the basics of a complex topic. I also love the fun […]

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Futsal Madness!

I’d never even heard of futsal before moving to Europe a couple years ago, but now I love it. You see, I tend to become an obsessive fan […]

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Back to Blogging

It’s been a while since I posted on the blog. I try to do it a couple times a week but life has been hectic. Normally as it […]

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Attention All IKEA Shoppers!

I thought I had published this post when I originally wrote it back in November. Apparently it slipped through the cracks, and a lot has changed since I […]

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My Addiction to Twitter

I love Twitter. Since I started tweeting a year ago, I have connected with a lot of expat moms in the UAE. Twitter gives me a way of […]

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Is It Just Me: Cursing

My husband always says I’m a bit on the weird side, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I count whenever I’m doing anything (like walking up stairs) […]

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