Relationships

With partner, family, in laws, kids

Living La Vida Loca: IUDs in Abu Dhabi

After having my second child, I decided I really didn’t want to have any more children until…well, indefinitely. Since I’m not really a fan of birth control pills I decided to explore the option of the intrauterine device (IUD). When I asked people about it,…

Friendships After Having Kids

Having a baby will change many things. Career, body and relationships just to name a few.  Your bond with your partner will take a new direction, the kinship among your family members will be different and your relationships with your friends will be turned upside…

Staying Sane on the Weekend

Weekends for me are all about family-and when I say family I mean my parents, my brothers, their wives and kids, my husband’s parents, their kids and often a couple of uncles, aunts and cousins. As you can imagine, I have little control over my…

Surviving the Beginning of Marriage

I don’t let my daughter watch Disney Princess Fairytales. It’s not because I’m a feminist (which I am) or because I think she shouldn’t be watching TV (which I do) but because I don’t want her to grow up with a skewed belief that love…

ChefxChange: Keeping the Flame Lit

Life with kids certainly limits the capacity for romantic moments. But given that romance is such a crucial piece of what it takes to sustain a marriage and thus create the foundation for a healthy family life, we have to work around those limits to…