The Women You Need In Your Life, Mamas!
They say it takes a village to raise a child – but ‘a village’ is one thing this sandy city of plenty just doesn’t have. That doesn’t mean you can’t find your tribe of gal pals though; if anything this all-encompassing ex-pat world is the perfect place to find your soulmates. Read on to see which of the five* mama types you might need in your corner…
* Disclaimer: You’re allowed to have as many friends as you like (of course!). We’re sure there are buckets of different mum types so please let us know if we’ve missed any. And tell us – who do you need in your corner?
Sometimes, especially when you’re new, Dubai’s full-on nature can be overwhelming. Whether it’s a tricky landlord, bad compound manager, difficult boss or snarky teacher, this mama’s got cojones and she isn’t afraid to swing them on your behalf.
Opposite end of the spectrum, this mama’s concerned about her kiddo’s dietary requirements, sleeping habits, school grades etc. You name it – she’s worrying about it – which means that you don’t have to! (and also that you’ll feel totally chilled out by comparison).
Because sometimes even the sassiest mama needs mothering too.
Note: this should be a reciprocal role.
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This amazamum is on it with everything from good schools to bad playgroups. She knows the best beaches, exercise classes, kid-friendly restaurants and the ones that you want to save for date night. She’s a walking Filofax with added wasta to boot.
But don’t worry if you haven’t met her yet – until you do Sassy Mama’s always got your back!
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