Today I chanced to enjoy a dessert tasting session of a new, small venture in Dubai. Initiated by a Dubai mom, Sweet Spies is offering desserts in JLT (and nearby areas) for birthday parties and other special events. And also for every person who thinks food can wait, but not dessert!
I don’t know how it happened, but my son is a comic book fan. He has never seen a comic book in his life but he knows all the characters. Characters I don’t even know existed.My five-year-old is Lego- obsessed. And to be honest, I could join the club. I love building Lego sets if only to see myself as a supermom in my son’s eye. With his fifth birthday approaching, he requested one of the Marvel Lego Sets. And I can’t tell you who was more excited. Me or him? But I’m glad he chose that particular gift.
If you are shocked with what young adults are reading these days, join the club. The young adult books that your child may be reading could have you imagining the worst possible impact on their development. As a young adult, I was lucky to get some really great mentors and teachers who opened me up to some great personality shaping young adult books. So, I’m going to do the same and recommend some decent young adult books that I believe every young adult should read; even those who hate reading. (more…)
If you are moving to Dubai and wondering where the best place to live with kids in Dubai is, then JLT (Jumeirah Lake Towers) gets my vote hands down. I have arrived at this conclusion after taking many things into account. (more…)
When I first saw Typo Store at the City Centre Me’aisem, I fell in love with it. Who wouldn’t love the place with the personalized feel to it. I am one of those people who loves to collect random, quirky stuff just because they satisfy my aesthetic side. And Typo is meant for people like me who would buy a random mini mannequin or a water bottle with their initial on it. But I was a little disappointed when I went home and actually used the stuff. (more…)
The best thing about having kids in Dubai is that you get to shop for them. Me, I love shopping for my two. Even if I go out to shop for myself, I end up spending half my budget on a tee for Azlan or a cute little shoe for Safah. There are just too many Kid’s clothing brands in Dubai. And you just can’t visit every one of them so here is a review of some kid’s clothing brands in Dubai for some clutter-free and less hour-wasting shopping.
With the new addition to our family, we finally decided to invest in a stroller. Before Safah, we had been managing without a stroller; with the Carrefour trolley often acting as Azlan’s stroller. If you live in Dubai, and visit the mall regularly (which is a given) then you can’t live without a stroller. The malls and even other places are quite leg tiring for even an adult and children tire out more easily. With Azlan now constantly competing with baby Safah, we knew a double stroller was what we needed. My sister suggested Graco strollers; it being a known with a good track record.
After some online research, we decided on Graco Ready 2 Grow Stroller. As we do with most of our heavy equipment, we chose Souq this time around also. The stroller was priced at 1850 AED but Souq gave us a really good discount and we got the stroller at 899 AED. To avail the deal, click here. The stroller was delivered to our doorstep within 3 days with a one year warranty.
Initially, my husband was not satisfied with the stroller. He found the stroller added equipment to our growing list of things-to-take-when-going-outside. But two, three trips outside with the stroller, he was convinced. The kids are now safely tucked in the stroller, giving us a few moments of precious adult conversation.
If you are planning to get one stroller for your two children, read and benefit from my Graco Ready to Grow Stroller Review.
The stroller is compact, considering that it accommodates two children. We are able to maneuver the stroller even in narrow shop aisles. This also saves us the guilt of occupying more space in lifts, elevators, and other crowded spaces. With its spinner wheels, the stroller is easy to move around.
The stroller has 12 riding options and accepts two car seats for infants. As the children grow older, we can adjust the riding options to suit our needs and the children’s comfort. Right now, we are using the default option. Safah faces us in the rear and Azlan sits comfortably in front with his toys on the kid’s tray.
The storage basket is also quite large which makes it a perfect accessory for shopping in Dubai’s huge malls.
The canopies, over the two seats, also makes the stroller ideal for walks in the parks given Dubai’s smoldering heat.
Graco Ready 2 Grow stroller is also easy to fold and open. Believe me, with two kids, this option is crucial when choosing a stroller.
The only downside about the product for me is that you can only take this stroller along when both your kids are going out. If I wish to take Baby Safah out while my older one goes to school, I will have to take my baby carrier along. Buying two strollers in limited apartment space is not an option for me so the baby carrier will have to do for now.
Also, you may need some assistance in setting up the stroller because the manual isn’t really helpful. I managed to get the stroller together after one frustrating hour.
Disclaimer: This review is not paid and reflects my own personal experience with the product.