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Beaches in Qatar, PART 1. Organizing family beach trips with small kids.
Life in Qatar

Beaches in Qatar, PART 1. Organizing family beach trips with small kids.

02 August, 2020
With Covid pandemic messing up our holiday plans, Qatar’s scorching heat, and most indoor establishments still closed for kids below 12, it’s not easy to find ways to spend time as a family. In the past, we would never even consider visiting any beaches in Qatar between June and September. With the heat and humidity […]
8 things about kids in Qatar that shocked me as a parent.
Life in Qatar

8 things about kids in Qatar that shocked me as a parent.

19 June, 2020
So today I have decided to jump off of the coronavirus-related posts bandwagon and touch another topic. Before you begin reading, please consider taking the below information with a grain of salt. Obviously, not all kids in Qatar are the same, and not all parents are being triggered by the same things. Also, it goes […]
6 ideas to keep your kids busy during self-isolation in Qatar.
Life in Qatar

6 ideas to keep your kids busy during self-isolation in Qatar.

17 April, 2020
Raise your hand if during the past couple of weeks you’ve reached a whole new level of appreciation for every teacher’s job. I know I have! Suddenly, you went from working full time and going out and about to voluntarily locking yourself up at home with your spouse and kids. The first few days were […]
Living in the Covid-19 crisis: why I chose Qatar over Poland.
Life in Qatar

Living in the Covid-19 crisis: why I chose Qatar over Poland.

04 April, 2020
There it is, my first post about the current crisis. I apologize to those of you who are sick and tired of reading about it. I do have some points to raise, though. It’s mostly because of people’s reactions to what’s happening in my life at the moment, and their follow-up questions πŸ™‚ . Also, […]
Qatar: a comprehensive guide to hiring a house helper.
Life in Qatar

Qatar: a comprehensive guide to hiring a house helper.

25 March, 2020
So we are back in Doha, quite unexpectedly. Granted, we did plan to come back in 2020, but not before August! Current circumstances (namely: early lockdown in Poland and closure of the borders) forced us to make a difficult decision on the spot: should I stay in Poland with the kids and not be able […]
Everything you need to know about online shopping in Qatar.
Life in Qatar

Everything you need to know about online shopping in Qatar.

12 March, 2020
Raise your hand if the current situation around the world makes you feel anxious and unsure of what the future holds. It certainly does that to me! However, we all know that there are a couple of things we can do in order to keep ourselves safe! Washing hands, obviously! Another thing is trying to […]
14 Signs You’ve Been Spoiled by Life in Qatar.
Life in Qatar

14 Signs You’ve Been Spoiled by Life in Qatar.

05 March, 2020
We’ve all been there: upon returning to our home countries, be it for vacation or for good, we immediately start complaining about certain things, because they are not how we want/expect them to be! What seemed completely normal to you before moving to Qatar is now bringing a deep frown to your sun-beaten face, and […]
Qatar: a comprehensive guide to nurseries.
Life in Qatar

Qatar: a comprehensive guide to nurseries.

18 February, 2020
After I published my Comprehensive Guide to Private Schools in Doha, many moms contacted me, asking if a similar spreadsheet would be available for nurseries in Qatar. To be perfectly honest, I’ve never really considered doing it. In the end, there’s a great resource out there provided by Doha Mums. But then I gave it […]
10 tips to survive moving to another country.
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10 tips to survive moving to another country.

14 February, 2020
A couple more months and I’ll be back in the desert! The year 2019 taught me a very valuable lesson: home is not always a place where you were born and raised. Home is where you feel most comfortable, where your family is, a place you long to come back to (even if you never […]
Qatar: a comprehensive guide to house-hunting.
Life in Qatar

Qatar: a comprehensive guide to house-hunting.

10 February, 2020
So my previous post about Private Schools in Qatar turned out to be a huge success. I’m honestly overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback as well as the number of downloads! Today, I’ll cover another topic very close to our hearts: house-hunting in Qatar! During the 7+ years spent in Doha, we have lived […]
5 truths about raising an expat child.
Lifestyle

5 truths about raising an expat child.

05 February, 2020
“Where are you from?” – I asked Adam once, quite curious about what will he say. He was 3 at the time. “Germany!” – he answered, without any hesitation. Wait, what!? I was expecting “Poland”, maybe “Tunisia”, but why on earth would he associate himself with a country he has no links to? Then it […]
Qatar: is it a good place to raise your children?
Life in Qatar

Qatar: is it a good place to raise your children?

25 October, 2019
Imagine you’ve landed your dream job. Trouble is, the job is in the Middle East and accepting the offer would mean that your whole family has to relocate. I had it easier – when I moved to Qatar, there were only two of us. We then smoothly transitioned into a family of four. πŸ™‚ But […]
Life in Qatar: 10 things I’ll miss about it.
Life in Qatar

Life in Qatar: 10 things I’ll miss about it.

11 October, 2019
As we are now 3 months into a new chapter of our lives, I look back at my life in Qatar with a hint of nostalgia. What was supposed to be a 2-year adventure, turned into a 7-year journey of ups and downs. One thing is for sure: I’ve grown fond of Qatar and I’m […]
Our family. 10 random facts to keep you entertained.
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Our family. 10 random facts to keep you entertained.

04 October, 2019
“Who are those guys?” – you might wonder. I did post about the beginning of our life together HERE, but that’s all that some of you know about us so far. So in order to introduce our family a bit better, I’ve decided to entertain you with some trivia. Enjoy! 1. Before Khaled met me, […]
It’s complicated: my relationship with Qatar.
Life in Qatar

It’s complicated: my relationship with Qatar.

14 September, 2019
β€œYou’re moving WHERE???” asked another one of my friends, when I informed him that I’m planning to settle down in Qatar. Once again, I had to explain that I’m not planning to live in a village in the middle of the desert, rolling my eyes at lousy jokes about being sold to a savage desert […]