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Saturday morning (the last day of the weekend here in the UAE) saw me feeling determined: my kids were going to get their homework done early, rather than leaving it until last thing on Saturday night when we’re all tired … Continue reading
A new policy I’m trying to adhere to is to leave work on time. Often harder than it sounds, the reason for this is two-fold: the traffic in Dubai is abysmal (again), and my children have seemingly endless homework that … Continue reading
The front door burst open and the sound of school shoes pounding on our marble staircase got louder. “MUU-MMM! WHERE ARE YOU?” I was upstairs, trying desperately to finish some work in the relatively quiet couple of hours between one … Continue reading
I dread it each weekend, I really do – knowing that my 7-year-old has three sets of homework due the next day and that the only way it’ll get done is by brow-beating him into it, breathing down his neck … Continue reading
I’ve come to the conclusion that never mind massages and spa treatments, what I really need after work and before going head first into a long weekend with two small boys is a decompression chamber. Maybe it’s just me, but … Continue reading
As I mentioned earlier this week, BB’s class is nearing the end of a Unit of Enquiry (the lingo in the international curriculum) into how things have changed over time. We’ve all worked quite hard on this, completing a questionnaire … Continue reading