Can You Choose the Sex of Your Baby? We Ask a Fertility Specialist

Can You Choose the Sex of Your Baby? We Ask a Fertility Specialist

by Dr. Ahmed Ragheb

“I wish it were a boy,” a couple would tell me. “My wife would love to have a baby girl,” another one would beg me. These are some of the wishes of many parents-to-be out there. Ever since the beginning of time, mankind has been striving to discover ways to control, or at least predict, […]

Hotel in Bahrain Encourages Parents to Bond with Their Little Ones in the Cutest Way Possible

Hotel in Bahrain Encourages Parents to Bond with Their Little Ones in the Cutest Way Possible

by Rasha Marzouk

Bonding with your little ones may not necessarily be the easiest thing in the world. Sometimes they want to play and all you want to do is watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta — your schedules sometimes seem to never align.   Well, if you happen to be in Bahrain, you might want to postpone […]

Egyptians Might Face Jail Time When Choosing Foreign Names for Newborns

Egyptians Might Face Jail Time When Choosing Foreign Names for Newborns

  May God have mercy on us all! Because nothing makes sense in Egypt and we should never ever be happy, someone just had to make us more unhappy by robbing us another simple joy of life. Parliament member and representative of the governorate of Kafr El Sheikh, Bedir Abdul Aziz, is currently working on presenting a law […]

Egyptian Parents Block Corniche in Protest to the Disappearance of Subsidized Milk

Egyptian Parents Block Corniche in Protest to the Disappearance of Subsidized Milk

  This morning, tens of parents took to the streets, with their babies on their shoulders, to express their anger over the disappearance of subsidized milk and the rise of non-subsidized milk prices in the market from 15% to 30%.  They blocked the Corniche road, close to the Egyptian Medicine Company, the main supplier for subsidized milk, […]

15 Things Everyone Must Do Before Having Kids

15 Things Everyone Must Do Before Having Kids

Children are a blessing, they are a joy like no other, but along with the baby comes the surprise of your life: Your whole organized, under control and calm existence becomes nothing but a mere memory. Everything changes and you can do nothing but accept it and enjoy the crazy ride. However, there are 14 […]

Tips and Tricks to Protect Your Child’s Teeth if they’re a Tooth Brush Hater

Tips and Tricks to Protect Your Child’s Teeth if they’re a Tooth Brush Hater

Making your child regularly and happily brush his teeth is no walk in the park. Kids can get hysterical around bedtime close to the whole tooth-brushing ritual. Ideally, a child should start getting used to the toothbrush at six months, when the first tooth erupts in the oral cavity. They should be cleaned after each […]

13 Underrated Things About Having Kids

13 Underrated Things About Having Kids

While there will always be hundreds of valid reasons not to have kids, there are quite a few overlooked aspects of having kids that even the most kid-phobic people can’t deny. My friends are either having babies or expecting ones soon and it’s overwhelming and exciting and scary as hell knowing that a 23-year-old as […]

Why Raising Your Kids by the Beach May be the Best Gift You Could Give Them

Why Raising Your Kids by the Beach May be the Best Gift You Could Give Them

I was raised on the beachside resort town of Hurghada (Egypt). I consider myself lucky in many ways, especially when watching the kids of today and how they are cooped up in their city apartment, Nintendo-addicted lives where a ball seems to be a foreign object and they are petrified of everything from a dog to […]

10 Things Not to Say to Your Pregnant Wife

10 Things Not to Say to Your Pregnant Wife

For nine months, your wife and mum-to-be will be growing a person inside her very own body. Nine months of huge hormonal and body changes, mood swings, food cravings, etc… Basically these nine months, the mum-to-be should be handled with utmost love and care. You know, giving her a foot massage, bringing her chocolates or […]

6 Recreational Excuses to Breastfeed

6 Recreational Excuses to Breastfeed

As moms-to-be welcome 2014 with anticipation for their newborn, the Federal National Council in UAE has added a clause to the new Child Protection Law. The clause basically enforces mothers to breastfeed their children for two years. There has been much controversy about implementation of the law, as mothers say it should be a personal […]