Villa Holidays; planning ahead for next year

Living as an expat has meant that we’ve made friends who have become like family to us.  Ones we share the highs, the lows, the…

Facing up to my birth trauma demons

Having had two, pretty traumatic, birth experiences it’s understandable that we questioned whether we should ever expand our family. Fast forward just over three years…

Perinatal Mental Health and Anxiety: We need to talk

This week I have been referred through to the Perinatal Mental Health team here in Doha. And all of a sudden I feel like I…

Pregnancy: The First Trimester

The first trimester, quite possibly the roughest trimester of pregnancy. One that, for me, was filled with anxiety, holding my breath, being terrible at keeping…

There’s a house inside my Mummy

There’s a house inside my mummy where my little brother grows, or maybe it’s my little sister no-one really knows. We’ve been keeping a little…

Why I said no when my young child asked for a smartphone

My eldest son is nearly six. I know, I can’t quite believe it either. And he asked me the other day when he would be…

Getting ready to descend on my mum this summer

Summertime.  My absolute favourite time of year, well, it always used to be anyway.  Then we moved to the Middle East and temperatures start to…