Acceptance & Freedom @WMB

Accepting children the way they are. It sounds normal. It’s what love is all about: accepting others. We are all different and we recognize that our differences are a real chance. But when it comes to our kids, we tend to have dreams for them; we tend to wish them to be more extrovert than…

You want to criticize my parenting – so what! @WMB

Last weekend I was away visiting some friends in the South of France. While we were talking about how hard it can be to raise kids, we realized that whatever we do, we’ll always have to face criticism, whether it is from family members, friends with kids or other parents around. People have an idea about everything….

Mess around (or the tale of a crazy weekend)

It was the kind of weekend you wish you can take a plane ticket and fly straight to the other side of the world. ON YOUR OWN. Do you know this kind of weekend? It starts with a sick child and ends with a sick child. In between, the child gets high fever and then…

Finding the balance @ WMB

Over the past few years, I realized that it was important for me to get to know who I am, to love myself (without condition), to create my space, to find some “me” time so I could deal with motherhood, work and daily life, peacefully and with an open heart. This way, I could give…

Bi-Cultural child & Single Motherhood @WMB

I think it’s important when raising a bi-cultural child to find a balance between both the mother’s and the father’s upbringing and cultural backgrounds. The truth is, it’s not always that simple. As a single mom who is raising a Half-French, Half-Egyptian boy, I can say it’s quite tricky most of the time. My son’s…

Parenting…

Silent breath Under the skin Looking for some peace In the busy days Not so cold outside Too warm inside Looking for some happiness Under the white sky *** Saying NO all day long Endurance and Patience Parenting can be tough Setting limits Boundaries with a smile Trying to stay calm And feeling crap when…