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,…

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…

Sunset at the Mina Port

Let’s be honest.  You will never hear us complain about having a few hours to ourselves where we can get dolled up and then enjoy a night on the town with our spouse. Especially here, given all the luxury and swanky hotels and restaurants in…

Unique Father’s Day Finds

I have to admit something: in the years since moving to Abu Dhabi, I have increasingly downplayed the celebration of Mother’s Day, to the disadvantage of my wife. This isn’t intentional, and seems to have resulted from the confusion amidst the utter ubiquity of various…