ABOUT ME

Hi there! I’m Tani De Gregorio. The one behind this little blog. ‘Our big Dubai adventure’ started about two years ago when I quit my job in a multinational in Switzerland to follow my husband to sunny Dubai where we are living now with our two little munchkins, Luca (3) and Maëva (15 months).

This blog is not about the glamorous life of an expat wife. There’s just too many baby wipes and too few high heels in my life for that.

Instead, it’s about our daily adventures in the sandpit. About motherhood away from home. It’s about the kids. About fun things for them to do. Things you might not have heard of otherwise. It’s about workshops. And cool places to explore. In this amazing city we call home. At least for a little while…

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The Outdated Mama
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I am so glad I read this as the first thing in the morning! Couldn’t agree more. Take care!

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[…] or a few minutes of mingling with some grown-ups outside of our homes. This article – The One Thing I Don’t tell People as a Stay At Home Mum, by Tani of Our Big Dubai Adventure, focuses on this aspect of being a […]

justbluedutch
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Hello Tani..I enjoyed reading this and I love the emotions you stir. I admire your guts and honesty for nailing this out for others who just can’t have a grip on the life of being a MOM. Only people who is in same shoes as you can totally relate..and anyway, nevermind what other people say..
You are not alone, and only you knows your worth as a mother, as a wife, and the love you give to your family.
Continue writing!

Noora
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Noora

Beautifully said. Bravo

Tarana Khan
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You couldn’t have said it better! It’s bittersweet being a SAHM, but only those who actually live this life know what it means.

Urmi Basu Sarkar
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Urmi Basu Sarkar

I can fully relate to your writing. We do not have our own time or space and people will never understand.

Sangeeta
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Sangeeta

I am a stay at home mum for the last 6 years…It’s not that am not happy doing what I do now… But I really really miss going to office. Daily interaction with people ‘coz that is something I like doing to de-stress me… and I surely miss my ‘Me time terribly’

Yet for both my children I don’t mind being a stay at home mum.

Heavens
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Heavens

You could have written more. There’s no end to it all, but the article has to end. Love

Lil One Of The Ashes
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Lovely piece. Love it. I’ve been working since I left uni and am home for the first time since I had our little girl. Slowly adjusting. I’m sure a lot of other mums relate to you too smile

Talar
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Talar

Great piece! I love your writing style.

Bilna Sandeep
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I know I have been through these exact emotions!! Love the simplicity of your words yet very very strong!! Every mom who’s been a stay at home mom would totally relate to these words!!’

I just got back to work after being a SAHM for two years! Though I miss my boy every second, there is a part of me who loves the alone time I get for myself during the office breaks!! And also I get to see and mingle with adults on a daily basis!

Alexandra de Preux
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Alexandra de Preux

Dear Tani,

just a few words to tell you that I love your writing and understand you…
I hope to have the chance to meet you again, here or there….

Alexandra (de Preux), mum of baby Mélissa, and expat wife in Kinshasa, not using her husband’s credit card, because there’s nothing to buy here!

kiss!

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