Tag: parenting

Books, Books, Books: Why your kids need them

Books, Books, Books: Why your kids need them

College savings, RESPs, tutors, good schools, and report cards. These words are all part of today’s parents’ vocabulary in the quest to prepare our children for the future. As parents, it’s fair to say that our children’s future is a huge concern. And without a […]

Bismillah Soup

Bismillah Soup

  Bismillah Soup by Asmaa Hussein, illustrated by Amina Khan Ages 4+ Set in a village in Somalia, the protagonist, Omar, wants to surprise his mother with a delicious feast. He goes to the local Imam, Shaykh Omar, to get help in putting put his […]

Born in Madinah – Part 2: Canadian Citizenship & Passport

The information in this section is specific to babies born in Saudi Arabia with at least one Canadian parent. If you are from another country, the passport application will be completely different. You can skip ahead to the next section: Part 3: Getting Baby’s Iqamah […]

Born in Madinah – Part 1: Birth Notification & Birth Certificate

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! For expatriate families, the decision to have the baby in Saudi Arabia comes after lots of consideration. Quality of care in the hospitals, doctors, help from family, language barriers, expenses and the list goes on. But now that […]

Eczema…

Eczema is one of those things where everyone is an expert…but none of them have a cure. While your little one is itching and squirming, it is hard not to get frustrated with all the suggestions. Bathe him daily. No only twice a week. Use […]