Category Archives: Childcare

As the dreaded day approaches…


Last year, I struggled a lot as my firstborn child, my 4 year old daughter, ran into her classroom on her first day of school. Continue reading


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My kids are driving me CRAZY!

mu, juggling

I have two kids who are amazing, little adorable cutie pies. I constantly use all the greatest words in the world to describe and speak about them. Continue reading


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The Hows And Whys Of Saying No To Your Child

e3It is unfortunately very common for children to face threats, getting hit, and yelled at on a daily basis in some of the Kurdish households and even schools; usually, parents or others justify their actions by stating that it will “discipline their children”. Continue reading

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Six reasons that make parenthood a challenge


Little Yad!

I can probably make a list of 1000 things that make being a parent in this part of the world a little more of a challenge and… boring? However, I have condensed the list to my top six reasons.  Continue reading

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Focusing on food varieties

Baz trying corn at Nandos.

On various websites for parenting and toddler food recipes, variety is given priority. For instance, a couple of olives with your toddler’s lunch or a slice of carrot (who would’ve thought), better yet, some tomatoes can really enrich their eating experience. Continue reading

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Research shows toddler burns on the rise in Sulaimani

A recent study conducted by the University of Nottingham has concluded that children aged 0-5 years are at a higher risk of childhood burns, and more importantly that such burns are on the rise in Sulaimani province of Kurdistan, mostly due to parental negligence. Continue reading

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How creative are you with your child?

Baz at Grandmama's house, 2015.

Baz at Grandmama’s house, 2015.

I’m pretty relaxed with my child’s behaviour in general. If I see him play with a cup of water and analyse it mysteriously, I don’t see it as bad behaviour. I don’t think he intends to do something for the sake of ‘causing’ trouble, but simply finds it fascinating. That’s my perception, although others might disagree. Continue reading

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