Sneak Peak into Xpark Junior!

Slides, swings, pets and water fun- you name it and you’ll find it all at a super cute new place in Dubai called Xpark Junior . It’s located just off the Kite Beach Dubai and is a lovely new place for little ones.

Making the most of the last few cool days here in Dubai before it gets terribly hot, I wanted to take Nayel for outdoor play, so I grabbed my phone and instantly opened kidzapp. That’s how I found Xpark Jr and got super excited! Come let me take you through Xpark Junior via a quick tour!

•What is Xpark Jr?

It’s the latest adventure spot for children aged 1-12 along with their parents / guardians. A natural playscape park with activities.

How is X park Jr different from any other park?

It’s a unique one. From running to climbing, from jumping to swinging, from petting to splashing- and much much more. It’s a park having thick green trees that envelop the entire area, water channels flowing on the sides, wooden bridges and ropes to get adventurous with slides and swings to add more to it! Rocks, sandpits , tree houses and wooden dens making it all look like a jungle theme or safari kind perhaps! ❤️

Some of the main highlights

1. A cute small petting zoo with bunnies, parrots, tortoise and chickens! ( a pony and some more birds to arrive soon!)

2. Splash pads– these were Nayel’s favorite of all , ofcourse after those rabbits! Running water and a small water fall along with lots of toys scattered around for kids to get wet in and play. Perfect for hot summer days!

How much does the ticket cost?

XPark Junior is open every day from 8am to 6pm, and admission costs Dh45 for a child and one adult for two hours of free play. Opening hours will change during summer months; visit ww.xparkjr.com

The way the park has been designed allows children to let their imaginations run riot, to gradually build their confidence levels and take what its owners describe as “healthy risks”. kevin Hackett

Other than all the play and adventure, X park offers art and crafts in a lovely indoor place with high ceilings and fans giving it a natural look. Nayel was so busy in running and enjoying the water fun that he couldn’t get time for that!

There is also a nice cafe kind of area where you can grab a snack or a juice to relax while kids enjoy outside.

Moreover- Nice and clean toilets for boys and girls separately to change and freshen up!

Things I’d recommend:

1- Pack an extra pair of clothes/ swimwear , towel and a sunscreen as hot days stand strong ahead!

2- Carry your flip flops and dress light to be able to enjoy with your kiddos.

3- Charge your phone for lovely pictures around!

4- Go around 4 pm or after when it’s not very sunny to make the most of it.

5. Be with your child ‘ALL’ the time- the park requires adult supervision as places have sharp ends, water area with slippery rocks and climbing around alone by kids is hard. It’s a lovely adventurous park to be explored together !

Nayel and I had a lovely time at X park Junior. It’s definitely the new kind of ‘safe play’ for little ones. It’s a special place- all and all about messy carefree fun! What are you waiting for , head to X park junior before it gets way too hot! And don’t forget to give our big ‘Hi’ to Mr bunny!

Fridays are back

I stopped writing my usual Friday Blog a while ago and I had so many people asking me to start it again. Super happy to see how many of you guys enjoyed my Friday series- hence *drum rolls* they’re back!

Starting with some updates from Mother’s day- Nayel and I enjoyed lovely breakfast at Sophie’s cafe hosted by Real mums Dubai- I specially bought a new dress from ‘Pink woman’ to wear 😛

Next was my Birthday and our wedding anniversary- and we spent a entire day at home cleaning and relaxing. Being parents to a 2 year old- we kept trying for him to sleep or be in a good mood, but sadly nothing helped. So we ended by eating a regular persian kabab and rice in Dubai mall as Nayel loves that🤣

– but something good- I got an Apple watch! *showing off* – say MashAllah atleast 3 Times 😛😛

Friday’s were usual – trip to dada abu house in Sharjah. Relaxed and completed my pending blog posts – also attended a family friend’s baby shower while daddy took care of Nayel.

New House settling is still going on and slow, lots to do! Please write and let me know what would you like to read more from our side.

xx

Pjs all day!

I posted this comforting quote that reflects me and all the mommies a few days back and it connected me to such a cute brand! Three cheers for ‘

‘Peach Blossoms!’

As I write this post, I’m sitting in their cute ‘floral fancy pajamas’ sipping my tea. Yes they have names for all their prints! The material is soft cotton which is a leisure to skin. I’m wearing their small size and the best part, it’s not fitted! There’s a lot of room to breathe and looks stylish at the same time! I like lounge wear to be loose and easy! The stitching is very neat with detailed pipping all around. Oh there’s a cute pocket too! 😍

Peach blossom bring you cozy , fun and comfy/ night-wears and lounge wears with super funky prints and designs.

The label is a niche of comfort! I love brands that have a story behind- a personal one perhaps and thus I’m happy to share with you the thought behind Peach blossom.

The brand says that they came up with the concept out of the frustration! So the woman behind it says:

I personally felt whenever I would be out in the malls looking for comfortable lounge wear for myself, I always felt that I had to compromise between either boring, tacky pajama suits or riské lingerie. And while there are a few limited options from some retailers, the variety is often limited or very price inhibitive.

Peach Blossom is the lounge wear for the fun-loving, cozy tea-drinking, relaxed Friday-morning women aged 18 to 45 who like to look good even on their “Me” days and feel comfortable in what they’ve got on.

Isn’t that great!!

All Peach Blossom products are proudly made here in the U.A.E. They have been online for just a couple of weeks so far with new collections/prints/styles rolling out every couple of weeks.

And guess what! I’m giving my followers a 10%discount too!! So hurry to the site and use the code : frommummytonayel to grab your favorite pajama set !

You can find them on social medias:

Instagram: wearpeachblossom

https://www.instagram.com/wearpeachblossom

FB: wearpeachblossom

Website: www.wearpeachblossom.com

Enter the giveaway at my instagram too! :

https://instagram.com/p/Bf5jVKPBXb-/

Go and orders your!

Handmade with Felt and lots of Love..


When buying from a handmaker, you’re buying more than just an object. You’re buying 100’s of hours of failure and experimention. You’re buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments or pure joy! You aren’t buying a thing, you’re buying a piece of heart, part of soul and a moment of someone’s life.

If you ask me three reasons why should someone buy handmade? I’d say:
💜Handmade is made with love.
💜Handmade is made with care.
💜Handmade is made just for you

My new inspirational mummy is Aarti from @Megan’s world- A mum to two ,juggling motherhood and her dreams by running her small hand-made personalized felt books and toys business from home.

She sent me a few goodies for Nayel and my niece Haya and I am totally aww-ing over those!!


They’re made out of felt, super neat and made with so much effort! The colors are vibrant and each detail is creatively done.

Read all about her and Megan’s world right here!

1) Can you tell us something about yourself?

 I moved to Dubai in 2008, and have made Dubai my home since then, I am happily married and blessed with two adorable girls. They are my inspiration like most other crafty moms ! I have always loved craft. As a child, I would love spending time in craft stores, buying colourful paper and paints even before knowing what I was going to do with it. Imagine the expense!😊 But then, life took over. I got busy with studies and a career I have worked in the Oil and Gas Industry as an HR Specialist for over 8 years. I am now a stay-at home mum who enjoys juggling between kids and crafting. I constantly make attempts to do something new everyday, whether it is just research, crafting or finding new activities to keep my little toddlers busy through the day!

ref=”https://frommummytonayel.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_1701.jpg”> Gorgeous Aarti with her cute daughter Megan❤️❤️[/capt

2) What is Megan’s World all about?

 Megan’s world is all about handmade personalized toys, books and nursery décor. I am very passionate about every little thing I create. I look forward to the smiles of my little clients and encouraging feedback from their parents and friends. Todays kids have modern day distractions – TV , IPads, Smart phones etc. I wanted to find different crafty and fun ways to keep kids busy. There is a lot of variety of toys and books in the market today. But when it is handmade and personalized, it becomes a keepsake and stays special, at least to me!

3) How do you manage your amazing work with home and your kids?

Motherhood is all about learning that things don’t go as planned. Its realizing that the only control we have in our life is over our own reactions and nothing else. Its realizing that we cannot control our kids or force them to do anything they really don’t want to do. Its learning to let go. Motherhood is a mess and I choose to embrace it. Juggling between crafting and feeds and diaper changes isn’t easy! Since my work is really time consuming with needles and sharp tools around, I choose to work during nap times 😊


4) What made you start your little project/ Megan’s World?

Transaction from the corporate world to a stay-at-home mum wasn’t easy. Other than taking care of my kids (which is a task in itself), I wanted to create something new, something colourful that my kids would love. That’s when I went right back to craft! I love making things with felt! It is available in such gorgeous colours, it is durable, easy to sow on and I could make a variety of toys and nursery décor! That’s when Megan’s World was born. I began with a small project for my daughter Megan, and some of my friends saw it and loved it so much, they suggested I should try and sell it! It took off really well and I am so thrilled about it!


5) What are some of the products you design? How are they different?

I make personalized toys, books and nursery décor. What makes it different is that its handmade, durable and safe for kids. Its a very interesting way for pre-schoolers to learn basic stuff like numbers, shapes, hand eye coordination activities. Since they are personalized, they become excellent keepsakes, and unique gifts for birthdays, christening, new parents. the list goes on!


6) What message would you like to give to other fellow mums?

Lets embrace every moment because before we know it, our little brats will soon be adults making choices of their own!

You can find her on Facebook and instagram by @Megan’s world. They aren’t very costly and are done with utmost love. Support local. Support handmade ❤️

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/megansworldstore/

Instagram:

http://instagram.com/megansworlddubai
I hope you’re enjoying my inspirational mums series and are getting inspired too! Nothing is impossble. Everyone starts from some where. So could you. I’d really appreciate your feedback and comments so please leave me one to show your love 💕. Until next time with another amazing and inspiring mum!

Mommy’s Friday

I've thought of an idea! Every Friday, which is a weekend off here in Dubai, I will be posting a blog- mainly summing up my entire week! Isn't that a great idea? My regular blogs will be coming up in between too, this one however would be a same white board Friday. Excited mommy! ☺️☺️

This Friday I lived the real thrill of the weekend vibe after almost 2 years! I'm working part time at the British Council Dubai for their Summer School. What a feeling it is to go back to the classroom and find my lost self there again. Allhamdullilah.

I'm dropping Nayel to my sister for the days I'm working. It's honestly a blessing to know that he's safe and sound at home, awesomely taken care of and being fed. Shes a star💜

We came to spend a night at Nayel's dada abu and dadijans place here in Sharjah. It's a treat time for Nayel as he absolutely loves being with them. We had a nice and long sleep and I woke up to countless hugs and licks😍. It was actually hard to leave the bed today.

My mother in law cooks Biryani every Friday- it's like a tradition here in my family- and let me tell you, I had never eaten this delicious biryani before, she is a masterchef!! Each week is a new variation. We usually skip breakfast to be that hungry for it !

Every Friday we dive into this goodness! *drooling*

After putting Nayel for a nap, I went to my office to work on the lesson plans for the upcoming week as it's very difficult to stay back after the classes for me- Nayel attracts mummy like a magnet and I just want to run to him! Atleast now a peaceful mind at home😉

Moreover, we bought a huge table tennis for our Sharjah home from @souq.com !! It's a perfect new toy for boys house. Guess what, Nayel loves it more than any of us. He wants to stand ON the table and then run from one end to the other 😂.

Also to add, I won three amazing competitions on instagram this week! It was the best feeling ever! These competitions are real guys! Go take part and try your luck !

It's time for us to to do our weekly groceries! So Nayel and I are heading to the store

How are you spending your weekend?

Till next Friday – signing off – Nayel's mama.