Creative kids activities when you’re working from home

Working from home with the kids when the sun begins to creep out means it’s often trickier to keep them entertained indoors. There are ways to curb some of the boredom though without having to step outside. You just need to get creative and awaken your…

International Tea Day and the health benefits of drinking tea throughout the years

With International Tea Day on the 21st May 2021, I thought it was a good time to talk about our tea drinking habits, its health benefits and introduce you to a few our our firm favourites. As families enjoy getting together for probably the first shared…

Parenting fails and why the funny moments make up for the stressful times

Becoming a parent and raising a child is no easy task and none of us are immune from parenting fails. Although parenting can sometimes be stressful, the funny family moments make up for this when we least expect them to happen.  Cyrus has the wildest imagination,…

Why it’s important to prioritise post-pregnancy self-care

After a year of living through lockdown and a global pandemic, adjusting to life after you have given birth comes with challenges. Other than having your newborn to take care of, you also need to find the time for some post-pregnancy self-care because looking after yourself…

Hoping for a better year ahead on Sizdeh Bedar or Nature Day

I’m going to be honest, I’m quite superstitious and therefore celebrating Nowruz and Sizdeh Bedar (Nature Day) is extremely important to me. Last year, our little family wasn’t able to do anything because of the pandemic. So this year, we were determined to make the most…

What are the seven items you need for Sofreh Haft Sin?

I really struggled to get the items I needed for my Sofreh Haft Sin during the pandemic last year. In fact, I even had to make sanitiser one of my Sins (seven Ss). While at the time, I was sure I wasn’t alone, celebrating Nowruz without…

What is Chaharshanbe Suri?

Over the past few weeks, our little family has started to prepare for our second Persian New Year (Nowruz) in lockdown. But last night, it was time to celebrate Chaharshanbe Suri. Nowruz means ‘new day’ in Persian and it’s an ancient festival which marks the rebirth…