They Make all the Difference

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My life has been a series of chaotic, yet joyous, moments this last year. Everyday I tell myself that this is the day I will start writing about it. Problem remains that, while I definitely don’t have a minute to myself to put two words together, the events that have taken over my days are just too big to explain. It’s not just about my lil’ one anymore; but my three amazing children. My thoughts are no longer limited to my beautiful girl, but also about my twin baby boys. I’ve gone back to thinking about milk feedings, how to deal with picky eating in babies, diaper changing, and sleep randomness.

Dealing with twins has been a challenge, to say the least. Not only does the difficulty lie in the fact that I now have three children instead of one, but also in having to literally do everything twice. The first few months were a whirlwind of sleepless nights and constant feeding. My babies were born at 33 weeks, and little did I know that premies were so much harder than full term infants. They had no clue how to drink milk from a bottle, and were so tiny that we held them in the palm of our hand. Slowly though, they’ve grown into two babies that have take over my heart and mind. Along with my lil’ one, these babies have become my entire being. As I watch them grow day by day, I am thankful for every minute spent with them.

I am told that things will only get more difficult before they get easier. But, quoting Winnie the Pooh on this who is wiser than I thought possible for a chubby cartoon bear, “rivers know this : there is no hurry, we shall get there someday”.

Mothercare Goes Nautical

This Spring we are heading for the SEASIDE, a fashion story featuring a traditional approach to nautical dress with soft, washed styling.

The colour palette is drawn from the Mediterranean, using the depth of the blues from the sky to the sea to bring together peaceful shades of ocean and indigo blue, set off by white, warm scarlet and coral pink.

For girls, the look is nautical but with a soft sparkle, using sequins to decorate anchors, big bows and rope detail. Contrast stripes, pockets and piping finished with a rope style belt show marine style in a contemporary spirit. Looking at the sea with its simple wonders and little treasures, graphics and typography feature fish, anchors, seashells and fresh watercolour prints.

Key shapes of the look are drop hem dresses, breton tees, chinos and the key staple stripe blazer worn with twist yarn cable knits to keep the sea breeze at bay. The fashionistas will be seen wearing the soft slub and nep texture jerseys with the ticking stripe woven twill skirt with scallop edges and embroidery detail, giving a truly nautical vibe with a fun modern twist for the seaside.

For boys, it’s ocean inspired graphics of anchors, fish and boat prints with “little captain” typography and distressed effect denims. Cuffs are turned up on trousers, shorts and shirts for modern styling on a traditional story. Much like the girls, boyswear features ticking stripes on woven twill trousers and shorts. Ensuring the right mix of cool but casual for seaside play, cable knits have crew necks, shorts are embroidered with smart small anchors and gingham shirts feature mini and maxi checks and contrast pockets.

All aboard for Spring at Mothercare!

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Celebrate the Season with Mothercare!

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As temperatures drop it’s time to prepare for colder weather!

Injecting some boldness into the season, the new Mothercare range combines intricate details such as sequins, lace and embellishments along with studs, jacquard and velvet to create an array of wild and vibrant pieces to layer and keep warm.

Dark florals with flashes of neon stripes as well as mesh tulle with foil finishes are some of the key details of this modern winter collection. Classic cuts adorned with fashion forward elements such as eye masks and jewel prints, rhinestones and gold ribbons are sure to add life and adventure to any cold winter’s night.

Kairos

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on my blog – for that I sincerely apologise to my faithful readers and promise to get the blog up and running very, very soon. It’s been a roller coaster ride this past year; I’ve had twin boys and I’m learning to juggle babies and a toddler – a task, no a feat, that’s not been easy to manage, which may be understating it. I will be posting more about this in the upcoming weeks and I will be reaching out to all mommies out there for help and advice!

For now, I have given my word to write about a new website that will be running in the very near future. It’s a website I know all parents out there would love to try out and will definitely appreciate. It caters to storing ‘digital memories’ of our kids and then digitally delivering them at a predetermined date in the future, like a digital time capsule. Mommies you’re encouraged to check it out and get complimentary memberships if you do.

In case you’re wondering, the website – called KairosLife comes from the ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). A moment of indeterminate time in which something special happens.

So please, visit KairosLife and tell us what you think!

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Fashion with an Urban Twist – New at Mothercare!

Fashion with an urban twist – new collection at Mothercare

Mothercare launches into spring and summer with a new urban inspired fashion collection channelling cool downtown locations and metropolitan living. The city is their playground – let their imaginations run free!

On-the-go boys will enjoy quirky, urban inspired graphics on comfy fabrics that suit a fast paced lifestyle yet reflect the small pleasures of everyday life.

Little girls go dancing in the streets with bleached neon-coloured dance inspired clothes that move freely and comfortably.

Key colours include grey marl, pink and turquoise. Bright, colourful and neon highlights as well as unexpected details can be found in simple palettes and dreamy designs from an alternate universe.

Escape the urban jungle!

 

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About Mothercare

Mothercare is the premier global retailer in the mother, baby and children’s market. The brand has grown from its origins in 1960s Britain into a successful global multi-channel retailer operating in over 55 countries. Mothercare’s success is based on its ability to understand and anticipate the needs of children and parents, helping mums and dads every step of the way on the rollercoaster ride that is parenting.

As a destination retailer, Mothercare offers an extensive range of fashions from maternity to kids up to 10 years. When it comes to looking after baby, Mothercare is a true specialist, with a comprehensive range of baby essentials, feeding, nursery furniture, pushchairs, car seats and much more. With over 50 years of experience and advice, Mothercare has everything parents need to give their children the best start in life.

Spring Arrives at Mothercare!

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What’s your summer sport?

Mothercare launches into spring with their MC61 collection, perfect for high energy activity or comfortable relaxation.

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Spring/Summer 2013

For those kids striving to have fun, Mothercare has the perfect summer-inspired wardrobe that is bright, comfortable and easy to layer. Cool and energetic, this new range is all about intense colours, soft fabrics and easy-to-wear designs that are a true reflection of free spirited minds and active little bodies.

Perfect for summer living, the collection includes sporty graphics on track pants and shorts as well as cheerful appliqués on t-shirts and hoodies that are fit for dynamic sports or those quiet, easy-going days on the beach.

Whether it is for the happy-go-lucky surfer and skateboarder, or that laid back daydreamer, Mothercare’s new SS13 range is a true impression of those vibrant yet casual fun summer days.

About Mothercare

Mothercare is the premier global retailer in the mother, baby and children’s market. The brand has grown from its origins in 1960s Britain into a successful global multi-channel retailer operating in over 55 countries. Mothercare’s success is based on its ability to understand and anticipate children’s and parents’ needs, helping mums and dads every step of the way on the rollercoaster ride that is parenting.

As a destination retailer, Mothercare offers an extensive range of fashions from maternity to kids up to 10 years.  When it comes to looking after baby, Mothercare is a true specialist, with a comprehensive range of baby essentials, feeding, nursery furniture, pushchairs, car seats and much more. With over 50 years of experience and advice, Mothercare has everything parents need to give their children the best start in life.

As a specialist, safety and quality underpin everything at mothercare. It’s not just about providing parents with a wide range and good value innovative products. Mothercare actively designs and develops new products to meet customers’ needs, as well as providing services, help and advice across the whole range of issues that parents face.

For all enquiries please contact:

mai.alothman@alshaya.com

Tel: (00965) 2224 2123

Second Time Around

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Getting ready for a second child bears nothing in resemblance it seems to the first. With my first pregnancy, I had all the time in the world on my hands – time to shop for the baby, prepare the nursery, time to sleep and relax, to eat, anything I needed to do. This time around, my days fly by taking care of my lil’ girl – driving her to school and play dates, making sure she doesn’t feel the change about to set in and doing my best to keep her happy and adjusted.

So, during the few hours I have free while she’s at school or sleeping I’ve been hectically trying to prepare. I find shopping in this city for baby things a tad tiresome as there are no ‘one stop shops’. At least the nursery has been taken care of finally and looks amazing I’m happy to announce! Even my lil’ one has given her stamp of approval, and so generously allowed us to finally move her crib out of our room and into the new nursery.

But, in the end, this is a joyous time and I’m doing my best to enjoy it. Will keep you posted mommies!