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EWmums

Welcome to EWmums

Whether you're an expectant mum, a new parent or have a brood of two, three or more at home, we've got all the information you need that will help you while living in Dubai. Here we look at everything to do with families from before birth to when the kids are all grown up and ready to fly the nest! 

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We want to help make your life easier as a mum in Dubai... Our guides have pooled together knowledge, advice and support that you may need and find helpful! From parental advice about health and safety, a complete guide to pregnancy to information about our weekly EWmums Groups that you can attend... We hope you'll find everything that you're looking for here.

  • Pregnancy Forum for Mums-To-Be

    Pregnancy Forum for Mums-To-Be

    This is our special section for anyone who's pregnant, trying to get pregnant or has a baby in Dubai. It's packed full of great info for you

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  • EWmums Forum for Parents

    EWmums Forum for Parents

    Has you little on started walking now- well if so they are officially a toddler! This our special section for mums of toddlers in Dubai.

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  • Pregnancy & Babies

    Pregnancy & Babies

    This is our special section for anyone who's pregnant, trying to get pregnant or has a baby in Dubai. It's packed full of great info for you

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  • Mums & Toddlers

    Mums & Toddlers

    Has you little on started walking now- well if so they are officially a toddler! This our special section for mums of toddlers in Dubai.

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  • Kids & Teens

    Kids & Teens

    For the more "mature" little ones all the way up to teenagers. We take a look at life in Dubai for them with some great features.

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  • Parties & Costumes

    Parties & Costumes

    We all love to dress up and there always seems to be a fancy dress party coming up! See our recommendations and great features.

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EWmums Features & Articles

  • ExpatWoman’s Yummy Mummy Show 2017

    ExpatWoman's Yummy Mummy Show 2017

    Our Yummy Mummy Show is back for 2017, so come along and join us at our FREE day out of all things mum! From beauty and fashion to health and crafters, it’s set to be a day of pampering and fun!

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  • 18 Ways to Entertain a Child on an Airplane

    With easy travel games, products and creative ideas, you and the kids will have a fuss-free flight when you're next travelling... Without an iPad!

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  • 6 Arabic Games to Try Instead of Dubai-opoly

    After the news that we can expect to see a new Dubai themed Monopoly game hitting UAE stores soon, we take a look at some of the more humble, traditional Arabic games that hail from the region that we recommend you try playing before rushing to the shops!

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  • An Auntie's Guide to Dubai with Kids

    Living in Dubai, it's not uncommon for family to come and visit us, so if you're an auntie yourself here's some tips and ideas to help you plan the best vacation for everyone! Here’s where we took them, how they enjoyed it and other top tips to make sure your young guests have a fabulous time!

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  • All About Hatchimals

    All About Hatchimals

    If you're on the hunt for the perfect present for your child this festive season, we might have just found what you're looking for! Already flying off the shelves in toy stores around the world, Hatchimals have rapidly become the must-have toy.

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  • 9 Helpful Apps for Special Needs

    9 Helpful Apps for Special Needs

    When it comes to special needs and education, each person must be assessed on an individual basis to help determine exactly what will be both helpful and beneficial for them and their development. We've reviewed and selected some of the most useful apps that are great when assisting children and adults who have special needs...

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  • Ways to Reduce Sibling Rivalries

    Ways to Reduce Sibling Rivalries

    We guess the first stage of reducing and prevent sibling arguments is recognising that it is unavoidable. As parents of more than one child, there will inevitably come a time in your life when yes, your children will clash, possibly argue and maybe even fight.

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  • Easy Ways to Say Thank You to Your Aunt and Uncle

    Easy Ways to Say Thank You to Your Aunt and Uncle

    Besides the annual Mother's Day and Father's Day, did you know there's actually a day dedicated to your aunt and uncle? Yep, July 26th each year is a full day dedicated to the people that probably taught you how to pull raspberries, play pranks and get out of trouble cheekily.

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  • No Screen Time Until…

    13 Things to do Before Screen Time

    Children these days seem to be hooked to their smart phones and video games often without any restrictions, causing an affect on their physical and mental well-being while damaging the fabric that once held family and quality time together.

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  • Gift Ideas for the Sporty Mom

    Gift Ideas for the Sporty Mom

    If you’re stumped on a gift to get your athletic friend, you will need to decide what it is that peaks her interest. Is she a ‘hit the gym’ kind of girl, or is she a healthy home chef? She might even be a foodie, yogi, a runner, or even a DIY beauty expert, which would explain her flawless skin!

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  • 7 Ways to Connect as a Family

    7 Ways to Connect as a Family

    Relationships really don't have to be complicated, and yet we all seem to make them so. All your children want to know is that you love them, and you as a parent probably just want to know that you love them back.

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  • 10 Alternatives to Summer Camp in Dubai

    10 Alternatives to Summer Camp in Dubai

    Don't want to spend a fortune on summer camp for your child this year? To help you keep the kids entertained throughout the summer months, we've come up with ten great alternatives to your traditional camp that all the family can enjoy together.

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  • Monitoring Your Preteens Technology Use

    Monitoring Your Preteens Technology Use

    We know there are different hurdles for every stage of child development, but preteens have a special set of concerns as they straddle the innocence of childhood and their burgeoning maturity. During this transition period it is vital for parents to take measures to protect our children. One way we can achieve this is to track a child’s technology activity to ensure their safety.

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  • 7 Ways to Stop Fighting Over Money

    7 Ways to Stop Fighting Over Money

    It’s understandable that money issues is one of the top reasons behind marital strain and divorce. After depending on your own finances and taking full control of your bank, it’s no wonder having to combine your money can damper the relationship.

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  • 20 Gifts That Will Impress Your Mother-in-Law

    20 Gifts That Will Impress Your Mother-in-Law

    Depending on your relationship with your mother-in-law, choosing a gift may prove difficult. Guess wrong, and she might be offended... But guess right, and you're in the good books for a little while! Here's some gift ideas to help you stay on her good side.

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  • Random Acts of Kindness: Going Above and Beyond

    Random Acts of Kindness: Going Above and Beyond

    Have you ever heard the saying, “no one has ever become poor by giving”? We have and we strongly abide by this quote, simply because we believe in world that is filled with kindness and good karma.

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  • The Benefits and Purpose of Doulas

    The Benefits and Purpose of Doulas

    The word 'doula' is a Greek word meaning "women servant or caregiver", and it has been believed for many centuries by women that having the support from another woman during pregnancy and childbirth helps the labouring process.

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  • Pre-Baby Bucket List

    Pre-Baby Bucket List

    Starting your family is an exciting adventure, but before the stork arrives, it’s a great idea to do all the things you won’t be able to do soon. Gone are the days of just you and your loved one, enjoying adventures together, making memories and laughing at private jokes. Soon, you’ll have a child, and everything really will change.

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  • Organization Tips for the Unorganized

    Organization Tips for the Unorganized

    How many times have you said to yourself, “I want to be more organized,”? To some, organization comes naturally and is a way of life, while the helpless unorganized bunch sit in the middle of their clutter, waiting for a miracle to happen. Well, it’s finally happened! Your miracle is here, and we are going to help you!

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  • 	Random Acts of Kindness: Effortless Acts of Kindness

    Random Acts of Kindness: Effortless Acts of Kindness

    Kindness brings out our characters. While some acts of kindness involve heaps of money and time, others don’t require much at all, but the impact will leave you and everyone around you awe-inspired!

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  • Keep the Kids Entertained Indoors

    Keep the Kids Entertained Indoors

    It doesn't matter where you are in the world, or whether it's too hot outside or too cold, inevitably your little ones will get fed up with being stuck indoors all day long. But now, with these boredom-busting ways to keep entertained indoors, it won't matter what the weather is outside.

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  • Father's Day

    Father's Day

    Father’s Day was started in the early 20th century to enable fathers to have a day like Mother’s Day. According to history, Nora Dodd, of Washington, first had the idea of a "father's day" whilst listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Nora wanted a special day to honour her father, who was a Civil War veteran and was widowed when his wife died and raised all 6 children single handedly. Let’s take a look at some great gift ideas...

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  • Al Ameen: Promoting a Safer Community

    Al Ameen: Promoting a Safer Community

    If you see or hear something that you think you should report as a nuisance or potentially dangerous, but don’t want to call the police then Al Ameen has been set up to help you. Al Ameen is a helpful, confidential service you can call, sms, fax or email. Next time you have a complaint for the authorites, Al Ameen is here to help.

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  • 			Random Acts of Kindness: Going the Extra Mile

    Random Acts of Kindness: Going the Extra Mile

    Sometimes, we take for granted the little things in our lives that may mean so much to someone who doesn’t necessarily have them. If you are not financially able to make large valued donations, there are still small donations that you can still contribute to that can go a long way.

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  • Things For Kids To Do During The Dubai Summer

    Things For Kids To Do During The Dubai Summer

    Kids in Dubai have longer holidays than some and also have to contend with it being the hottest time of the year. Here we take a look at what to do with your kids over the summer to keep them entertained. There are lots of activities that you can send your child to in Dubai- there seems to be camps for everything but here we look at other ideas to have a smooth, exciting and educational summer.

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  • What To Do if Someone is Choking

    What To Do if Someone is Choking

    Choking can be caused by a sweet, chewing on a pen lid or eating too quickly... The list is endless. We must remember that choking is serious. Choking is when you have a foreign object is blocking your airway, thus cutting off oxygen from your body. The longer the brain lacks oxygen the more risk there is of causing brain damage.

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  • How to Put Someone in the Recovery Position

    How to Put Someone in the Recovery Position

    If an individual is unconscious but breathing, and has no other life-threatening conditions, they should be placed in the recovery position. Here's how! By putting someone safely into the recovery position, you will ensure that their airway is open, and clear from any blockage. It also makes sure that any vomit or fluid they may produce will not cause them to choke while unconscious.

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  • World Immunisation Week

    World Immunisation Week

    World Immunisation Week is held each year at the end of April (24th to 30th), and aims to help refocus public attention on the importance of vaccination for all children – particularly those who are consistently excluded across the globe. This week is celebrated worldwide by UNICEF, immunisation partners, governments and civil society ogranisations. For over 40 years, UNICEF together with the World Health Organisation (WHO) have helped lead the global drive to bring vaccines to the world's most vulnerable children, defending their rights to survive and be healthy.

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  • Travelling With Kids

    Travelling With Kids

    We are lucky that most of us get to travel quite regularly in the Middle East- whether it's trips to our home countries or local holidays. Preparing your kids for plane travel is important for their and your peace of mind and enjoyment. There are lots of things you can do to make this happen. We can help you get organised! Here we take a look at some top tips about travelling with your kids on a plane- it's all in the planning!

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  • Mother's Day

    A Guide to Mother's Day in the UAE

    Mothers seem to be very lucky in the UAE as there are 3 Mother’s Day dates that can be followed here; the UAE, the UK and the USA dates. Lots of days to celebrate wonderful mothers! Here we take a look at how Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world and some gift ideas…

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  • What's on at the Cinema?

    What's on at the Cinema?

    We take a look at some of the movies on the big screen and some movies that are due to be released shortly. From drama to fantasy we have a great list for you to plan a night out at the cinema. Don't forget the popcorn and 3D glasses as some of this month's hits are pure delight whizzing by you and pulling you into the plot.

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  • 				The Art of Kindness

    The Art of Kindness

    Although many don’t realize it, random acts of kindness don’t always need to involve donating money or even time. In the busy world that we live in today, we often forget to just take a moment to appreciate all the little things in life.

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  • Old Wives' Tales!

    Old Wives' Tales!

    All countries seem to have myths and theories about certain things from not breaking mirrors to saying good morning to magpies. Old Wives Tales were things that were passed on down generations by word of mouth, hence the name, and a lot of them are still in existence today. Here we take a look at some of the most common ones and the reasoning behind them.

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