Gymtastic Time at My Gym

What an experience Nayel and Mummy had last week at My Gym! It’s a children fitness centre that has programs to facilitate kids from 3 month old to about 13 years old.

I wanted to have a structured physical activity for Nayel and Kidzapp helped me choose ‘My Gym’ for him. We booked a day session and walked in about 10 am. A clean place with different rooms for activities. Currently they’re running their Spring and Easter camps offering Arts n crafts, My Gym fitness, dance classes, Zumba, yoga , cooking and many more.

I wanted to experience their classic- Gyming Time – hence we headed into their gym studio.

A huge indoor room with different sections- a coloured ball pit, soft flooring, slides, swings, trampoline and different bars around along with an extra empty space where they host classes.

As a parent, you must be thinking – why My Gym?

That because children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem in their everyday activities.

Nayel went crazy in their balls pit- jumping and playing with other kids. Next he spotted the slide- where at-least 10 times in a go- he went up and down! 😂- I just stood there watching him.

Soon the session began and I was so happy to see parents involved with their little ones! My Gym runs different activities each week and in one session around 4-5 new activities to keep kids involved and enthusiastic!

Our carefully constructed programs are constantly analyzed and adjusted according to up-to-the-minute advances in medical and psychological research. My Gym’s main objectives are to ensure that program ingredients are safe, age-appropriate and optimal for building self-esteem- My Gym

These are their different classes- My Gym offers Parent Participation classes and Independent classes too:

You can find all about it on:

www.mygymuae.com

We experienced their Gymster class where it was all about working on fine and gross motor ability and coordination via jumping , running, swinging, balancing and focusing !

Nayel enjoyed their swings the most! They had a plank to help kids balance and cross it! What a fun one!

After all the physical focusing activities- to calm kids down, they had a red circle play time where kids got toys and puzzles to play with and interact with other kids while parents stood outside the circle. This was to develop their social skills and independence.

The last part of the session had a puppet reading time.

What a rollercoaster experience for Nayel! He came home and slept for hours- tired and happy! ❤️

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Please check their website on the list of prices and class schedules.

www.mygymuae.com

My verdict- super fun and challenging for kids ! It’s good to take out their underutilized energy in a fun way! I’d recommend parents to experience this with their kids!

Also download Kidzapp to keep you updated with upcoming camps and activities with MyGym!

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:

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FB: wearpeachblossom

Website: www.wearpeachblossom.com

Enter the giveaway at my instagram too! :

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

Go and orders your!

It’s Friday!!

I’m so sorry for a late Friday post. It was Eid ul adha’s first day here in Dubai today! Such a busy day. So first things first– Just to let you all know, I wont be sharing Eid happenings in this blog- wait for my next one please! A detailed ride – I promise.

Happy Eid everyone!!

It was my last week at work. I was working at the British Council as a part time teacher for their Summer School. Working full time with Nayel being so small seems impossible for me as for now. Hence part time teaching works great!

So the last week at work was very colorful. I incorporated so many crafts for my young learners in their language lessons.

Elmer is my all time favorite book. We read the stories aloud and shared our views.

The last day was a wrap up – ‘open day’ and all the parents were invited to see and experience what their kids worked at. Such a proud moment always as a teacher to witness incredible changes just in few weeks.

Check out some of my favorites 👇🏼

My class students presenting their work:)

A pizza made out of craft material while studying about Italy!

Who wants some Sushi from Japan?

Talking about my week other than work- my house helper wasn’t around much this week hence I had to serve multiple kind of duties. Lots of cookings and cleaning with mama-hood, wifey-role and a teacher! Gosh- we women are some incredible creatures 🙌🏻 I never knew I could manage three to five things together at a time until I wore the ”mama crown’.

Nayel’s much better now. Allhamdullilah. Still recovering from the cough though. I am such an anti -medicine -mama. 99% I live on home remedies for him. This time soup did wonders. Chicken broth with creamed chicken and oats. Honey and ginger was our good friend too. But most of all – everyones duas and well wishes for my lil Nayel.

On our way back from dada abu’s house. I’m wearing Nishat Linens fabric paint – digital kurta💕☺️

In the making of some palak gosht!

A ribeye steak with Taragon sauce and roasted veggies! Yea baby!

The awesome breakfast platter!

White chicken handi. 😍– I used @shaanfoods Bihari kabab masala ! Keep checking my insta stories to see what I cook everyday!

I must agree: work made me very organized and active. I had a routine and set goals for each day which kept me on my toes. Result-

A Super productive mama!

I’m planning to wake up early now and stay on a routine. Fingers crossed. You think I will be able to do that??

On a last note with some relaxing share💕👇🏼👇🏼

These lavender salts are H.E.A.V.E.N !! They were sent to me by @avedamiddleeast. Probably my most favorite time of the week was soaking for about an hour in them! ( yes Nayel was asleep!!) Can’t wait for more of such happy mummy times!!

Good bye August and well.. Hello September! 💜

Friday? nah.. It’s ‘Fri YaY!’

This was a very hectic week! I’m so glad its over 👻. Nayel’s been unwell with the usual flu cough. Nothing serious though Allhamdullilah! We’ve been surviving on chicken broth , honey with ginger and black pepper And Joshanda ( herbal tea ) and yes Weetabix – as that’s the only food he likes to eat lately 🙄. I just blame teething for everything unusual with Nayel. It’s such a nightmare. Hope it ends soon!

On a much positive – Friday began in an egg-cellent way! 👇🏼

Week at work was tough but fun! I incorporated lots of art n craft in lessons to work with my beginner level learners.

⭐️The first thing N and mummy did upon Home coming each day was a long playtime bath. I take this as our re- bonding moment. He enjoys bubble bath and finger puppets in shower while I love watching him giggle.

Our Favorite bath mat from @mothercaremena. We do lots of imagination play -chatting with the sea animals on them!

⭐️I finally bought a new laptop after almost 3 years! It feels very strange to be typing on the keyboard now! Also I have forgotten almost everything about laptops. Time to learn!

⭐️I feel so proud to share with you guys that I cooked almost everyday this week! 👏🏻. It’s not easy to come home from work that too with a toddler and prepare meals! But yes I did that. It requires some pre planning – such as preparing veggies and storing them. Boiling pasta and freezing a batch for a later use etc.

I made a super fresh salad with some Qunioa, lettuce, avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries and some pomegranate seeds! Added some left over chicken pieces too!

Other than that, umm- yes my money 🌱 plants are growing very well now. I make sure to change their water after every three days. Earlier they weren’t very happy. But now I think they like me ☺️☺️

I love the Multani- clay pots I bought from someone in Dubai. Blue art is ❤️

Till next Friday- enjoy your weekend and have lots of chaye ☕️.

Fridays

Hello mellow people! It’s Friday! ❤️- Yes I thought I’d be sleeping a little longer today but just like every other working weekday, I was up at 6:30 am. Nayel’s sound asleep next to me- so I’m thinking to grab a cup of chaye to kick start the day!

The week began with enveloping this beautiful Pashmina shawl that Huzaifa got for me from his 3 day trip to Pakistan. He went for a friend’s wedding with his gang and travelled to 6 cities by road all the way up to Naran – the Notheren beauty of Pakistan. Boys are crazy! This shawl is a hand made piece from Naran 😍- very soft and light.

It was Pakistan’s independence day on the 14th – and we celebrated it in a fun way! If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know all the details about it! If you don’t- join me now @frommummytonayel ❤️. My cousins and sister here in Dubai with our kids, all got dressed up in green. We had an amazing time at the Castello Restaurant. The patriotic ambiance and the food- both were great!

I got a chance to flaunt my Azadi bag from @womaniyadesigns for Pakistan’s 70th 🇵🇰.

That was my favorite chicken tikka boti at Castello Restaurant. It was served with some koyla dhuwan ( coal bbq smoke).

I have been craving meetha (sweets) alot! No No , I’m not pregnant lol- It’s just some working mama hormones. I tried this Chocolate chip cookie jar from spinneys- I won’t say they’re a super hit, but a good •8 aed• munch to have with chaye ☕️. I still love my homemade ones more. I think I’ll bake them this weekend.

But the packing is so cute! That it what actually tempted me to grab one jar!- so cute 💜

Nayel’s been cooperating well with my new routine. Allhamdullilah.

He’s been waking up with me in the morning and we drop him at my sisters place- where after having breakfast he naps until noon! Which is great. Except this week – where his grandparents volunteered to come over and spend time with Nayel for two days! It was such a nice thing! Nayel really had fun playing and bossing them around while mama was at work. Not to forget, I loved coming home to garam garam khana (lunch)made by Nayel’s dadijan❤️❤️❤️

Meanwhile -my works been really busy! I love being in classroom once again! I’m just working for the next two weeks more and then back to being a home- mama. We’ll get back to play date sessions and mummy blog events very soon! 😍

Have a great weekend everyone!

Eat. Pray . Sleep- most importantly spend time with your family! 💜