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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under 130

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under 130

MOTHERS DAY GIFT IDEAS UNDER UNDER 130 AED

Here are my top 5 perfect affordable gifts ideas under 130 to celebrate and make this Mother’s Day special

Flowers from Joi Gifts – Joi Gifts is an online gifting website in the Middle East.It offers a variety of flowers at affordable prices.The flowers here are freshly hand-picked and arranged in a diligently way in vases,hand bouquets,boxes or bags.With no delivery charge and on time delivery.This is one place where I totally recommend ordering flowers from.Plus,the website is easy to browse and the App can be downloaded on Android and iOS.

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5 Red Roses in a Vase 99 AED

Flower arrangements starting from just 99 Dhs

For the full range of flowers visit their website: www.joigifts.com

Bath and Body Products– Who doesn’t love a relaxation bath 🛀 after a hectic day.The best way to relax and spend some time alone.All mama’s love it.There are many bath and body products available at affordable prices in the market but my favorite ones are Bath Bombs by Lush and Zoella products.(We all love them …don’t we!)Theses irresistible scented products can totally transform the bath into an indulgent experience in which one would love to lie back, relax and enjoy.

Mother’s Day Special ‘For Mum’ Gift Set 130 AED

Visit Lush Stores to check out their special range for Mother’s Day.

Zoella Soak Opera Shower Cream 49 AED

Check out the full range of Zoella products at Virgin Megastore or order them online via: www.virginmegastore.ae

Travel Mugs-If your planning to make Mother’s Day a bit of fun ,and if your mama is a coffee/tea ☕️lover then these fancy travel mugs from Spoontiques will totally be the perfect gift for her.

Spoontiques Wonder Women Travel Mug 79 AED
Spoontiques I’m Too Sexy GrandMother Travel Mug 59 AED

Check out the full range at www.virginmegastore.ae

Cosmetics – Looking good is in everyone’s agenda these day.Below are a few cosmetics from Sephora that might be perfect and useful for the mama’s this Mother’s Day.

Urban Decay AfterGlow 8-Hour Powder Blush (available in 8 different shades) 129 AED
Smash Box Be Lengendary Matte Lipstick (available in bold reds,pinks,sultry berries and neutrals) 125 AED

Check out www.sephora.com for more information

Or if she has enough cosmetics but don’t have space to keep them then these bags by Zoella can be the perfect gift to store them

Zoella Favourite Things Coral Bag 79 AED.Check out the full collection at www.virginmegastore.ae

Sweet Treats– If your looking out for something different and sweet this Mother’s Day then eclair.ae is surely the place to check out.Located in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) and Citywalk 2.It is dedicated to the world of eclairs.It offers massive variety of flavors with the option of regular or mini eclairs.The pastries are light and baked to perfection, filled with an ideally balanced delicious filling. It’s temptation, creates bursts of flavor in every mouthful.😋

Dig in the box of 6 mini- eclairs for just 60 Dhs or try out their special gift box of 6 mini-eclairs for 80 Dhs

The World of Delicious Eclair

Visit the website www.eclair.ae for more information on their take-away menu and flavors.

There are many other things that can make Mother’s Day extra special and are absolutely FREE 😊

Giving out a lot of Hugs & Kisses,and some special messages (I Love You,Thank You,I Am Sorry,……..).

Doing all of the Housework-(so mama can relax and enjoy her day watching television).

The Laundry– managing to collect and washing all of the laundry for the day.

Cooking something special-(maybe making moms favorite dish for dinner).

Mother’s Day is all about remembering and appreciating the time,the love,the blessings that our moms gave us when we were young and returning and making them feel extra special on this day.

Happy Mothers Day to all the Super Mama’s in advance!

The Cats

The Cats

THE CATS IN PRINCESS Z’S LIFE  🐱

Cats have always been a part of Princess Z’s life.Being fond of cats since her toddlerhood.She loves everything related to them.Whether its cat cushions,plush toys,hair clips etc.We never had one nor planned of having any as mom aka Princess Z’s grandma (Nani) was afraid of them and didn’t want the ‘scratching the furniture’ thing🙈in the house.During our shifting process Princess Z tried her best to convince Nani to get her a kitten on her birthday (as she knew our house is getting bigger and we have space for them)but it didn’t work out 😞.The day we shifted to our new home just before her birthday Princess Z was lucky enough to make some new cats friends in the neighborhood.Nani was happy as well as we didn’t needed to get one now)😉.

Here’s what she named them:
Softy-Loves moaning outside our door,a solid eater,the first one to get attached and is the oldest and the closest of them all.’Her best friend’,that’s what Princess Z likes to call her 😊).

Whitey- A little reserved,plays a little,likes to roam around our house,loves food

Silly Cat-A kitten actually who loves to play in our garden with her mouse toy and bubbles

Babu-Never comes in but loves to be fed.

Softy 2- Pays us a visit,once in a blue moon

and many more but they have not been named yet)
😂😂

It was a scary thought at first.(tendency to bite or claw.) but as time passed by they created a special bond.It’s was not just Princess Z that started to have the love and affection in her eyes, but the cats seem to have the same adoration.In no time the cats and kitten became attached to Princess Z.Taking time out to feed,play,pet and caress them has became a part of her daily life.Nothing makes her more happy then seeing those cats waiting for her outside at the doorstep when she comes back from school.Not only this weekends,specially Friday is a ‘Cat’ day for us,spending hours playing with them in our garden.

Princess Z Watching Softy Eat
Playing With Bubbles With Ms.Silly Cat 🐱

Playing with cats is all about treating them well.During the night time when Princess Z is lying by my side I tend to teach her all about the do’s and don’ts of Cats.When talking I try to make her understand the teaching on how to play with them,by staying calm and quiet while playing: no yelling, screaming, running, or jumping.Telling her the facts about them.Its important to help her understand that the cat is not a toy and she’s a living companion who has just as many feelings as us.

Paper Animals

Paper Animals

PAPER ANIMALS

Down below I will be showing you how to make different types of animals using the basically the heart shapes.This is a fun craft that surely will be loved by kids.

Penguin 🐧

You will need:

– One big black oval shape (for the penguins base)

-A big white heart,(big enough to fit in the oval shape)

-Two black hearts (medium size)

-Two white circles and two small black circles (for the eyes)

-Two small orange hearts (for the feet)

-One orange triangle (for the nose)

-One small pink heart (optional)

Shapes Needed To Create A Penguin

 

Follow the steps below carefully to create the Penguin 🐧:

1.Take the oval shape and glue the white heart in the center.

2.On the side of the white heart stick the pink heart (this is an optional step)

3.To create eyes- Stick the black dots in the center of the white dots pasting them on the body

4. Place the orange triangle down below in between the eyes to create a nose

5.For flappers (hands)- stick the two black hearts in a 45 degree angle on the side of the penguins body

6.And lastly stick the feet using the two small orange hearts

In the end it should look like this

Penguin is ready

Lion 🦁

You will need:

-One big orange heart

-One medium size yellow heart (big enough to fit within the orange heart)

-One small black heart

All You Need Are These

Instructions:

Glue the yellow heart upside down inside the orange heart

It’s Almost Done

Once done,add the black heart for the nose and mark two dots for the eyes.Create cutting on the edges for the hair and it’s done.

King Of The Jungle

A few other animals can be made using this technique like this mice

Mice 🐭

You will need:

-A big Grey heart shape (I didn’t have grey colored paper so used brown)

-A tail (Grey color as well to match the body)

-Two small hearts (one bigger than the other)(sticking them on top of the other) Big Heart- light Pink color the other Grey color

-Whiskers (Dark Pink)

-Goggle eyes

Instructions:

Fold the big grey heart into half,glueing the tail in between.(The pointed side of the heart will be the face of the mice 🐭).Once done with the basic step just add the hearts,whiskers and google eyes as in the picture below.

A rough mice made using the colored paper heart technique

Hope you enjoy making this craft as much as I did 🙂

Ear Ache in Children

Ear Ache in Children

Ear Ache in Children

Lately Princess Z has been going through an ear infection (or earache) after she had a cold raging for more than two or three days.Due to the ear ache Princess Z has been having a yellowish discharge coming out from her ear plus suffering a bit of hearing loss.(She cant hear me from a distance). After talking to my pediatrician about it,She has been put on an antibiotic course for a week.Hopefully,it will vanish within time.According to a research, It’s common in children from the age of 3 and it occurs when a virus or bacteria causes the area behind the eardrum to become inflamed.Most middle ear infections occur during the winter and early spring. Often, middle ear infections go away without any medication. However, if pain persists or if your child has fever, you should seek medical treatment.After experiencing it myself for the first time i thought of sharing a few ways to spot an earache

Sighs to spot an ear infection (earache)-

1.Ear pain (mild to severe). Babies often pull or tug at their ears.

2.Fever.

3.Drainage from the ear that is thick and yellow or bloody. (This is what Princess Z has been going through)

4.Loss of appetite, vomiting, and grumpy behavior.

5.Trouble sleeping (crying or not wanting to sleep)

There might not be any home cure for this but there are a few things that can ease the pain along the way:

1.Use Ear drops

2.Rest

3.Apply warm cloths on the ear

4.Use Pain Relievers (such as Advil)

5.Use Oil Drops (putting a few warmed drops of olive oil in the ear is safe and could be moderately effective)

Many ear infections clear up on their own in about a week or two, with symptoms starting to get better after a few days. Be sure to check with your child’s pediatrician if your child has an ear pain, (under 2 years of age (and definitely if the earache is accompanied by a fever).

Listed below are a few ways to lower your child’s risk of getting an ear infection:

1.Wash your hands and your child’s hands frequently.

2.Keep unclean items out of your toddler or baby’s mouth.

3.Avoid smoky environments

The Doctor should be visited immediately if any sigh of earache is spotted to stay away from further complications.

I hope this helps!

5 Must have Baby Products

5 Must have Baby Products

5 MUST HAVE BABY PRODUCTS  

If your a mama or a mama to be then listed below are the must have baby products according to me you should have at home in stock 🏡.I have used all of the products below and have been using them till date.

Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Cream-If you child is suffering from severe dry skin.(or dry patches on her body) Stelatopia Emollient Cream is the best solution.It soothes and nourishes the skin causing less irritation.Available at all leading pharmacies as well as at babyshop.
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Philips AVENT combined Baby Food Steamer and Blender Machine-Whether it’s making veggie purree for a one-year old or steamed vegetables for a grown up this product is a life-saver.Simply just pop the veggies in,steam,then turn the jug upside down and blitz.You mumz will love it and this product will surely make your life easier.(definitely a must have item).Healthy homemade baby food at your fingertips.Available at babyshop as well as on mumzworld.com
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Water Wipes-If only I knew about these before.Got introduce to these a few months back and seriously they are the best wet wipes you could go for.Totally natural and pure and chemical free with only two ingredients, 99.9% filtered water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.They are extra gentle and great for the baby’s sensitive skin.Available online at www.beautifulbrands.ae,miniexchange.com as well as on mumzworld.comimg_2180

Mothercare Baby liquid Talc-I have been against using raw baby powder since I found out that they cause ovarian cancer,since then I have been using the liquid talc from Mothercare.This talc soothes on as a liquid and dries to a soft,silky powder leaving your baby’s skin feeling soft.Available at all Mothercare stores.img_2181

Sudocrem-One of the best creams for rashes.I have been using it for a long time now and it really works.For those of you who don’t know Sudocrem is a medicated cream primarily used for nappy rash.It can also be used to treat eczemas,bedsores,acne and minor burns.Available at all leading pharmacies,babyshop as well as on mumzworld.comimg_2182