Do you feel exhausted with juggling a home and no time for yourself…?
Are you someone with crafty fingers but no idea where to find art supplies? Do you wonder if there are other people here who share your passion?
Do you like to travel with kids? If you are an expat, all the better… because we know what it is like to be a nomad. 🙂
Or are you looking for schools and activities for your children…?
If any of the above describes you, you are at the right place! I can help you.
On Jeddah Mom, we help expat women make Saudi Arabia their new home, while thriving as a stay at home wife!
You will find articles about… parenting, motherhood, education, kids activities, home making, crafting with kids, Mom Boss lifestyle and expat life in Saudi Arabia.
About the Author
Hi! I am Aysh Siddiqua. Indian expat, mum to 4, Jeddawi since birth and an avid crafter. Here on Jeddah Mom, I share with you my love for my second home – Jeddah.
I am second generation expat in Saudi Arabia, so you can say I have over 40 years of experience living here. I was brought up in Jeddah, but returned to my home country for higher education. I have a Masters degree in Science. I was a Biotechnology Lecturer and researcher before I moved back to Saudi after marriage.
It was to be a trailing wife – something I dreaded and did not want to be. I had to leave behind my job, my hobbies, my car, my friends and my freedom – or so I thought!
In the past 17 years, I have lived in Riyadh, Yanbu and Al Khobar too. But since “once a Jeddawi, always a Jeddawi“, we had to return here. There is no place like Jeddah.
I have had four children here. You can read more about my family in the About Aysh section.
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I have been a mum for almost 15 years. My children were born 2007, (2009-2011), 2012, 2013. With four kids, lots of reading and researching and practicing the art of motherhood, finding friends in alien lands, pursuing my hobbies and staying sane… I’ve got lots to tell you here.
I have been newly married in a new country… to newly pregnant with no relatives or friends… I’ve moved to a new city and house hunted at 34 weeks pregnant. Delivered through an emergency C-section… I’ve always juggled two kids under two… I know what it is like to go School shopping for one child while expecting another one … what being seriously ill and pregnant means… how to entertain kids while on bed rest… by now, I am a pro at losing post pregnancy weight!
If it is Potty training trouble… Moving beds… Big kid … discipline that works… Summers without a vacation… Road tripping with toddlers... You name it! I’ve been there and I am here to tell you how modern, educated women bring up their kids.
Life as an expat is hard. You need your tribe of friends. You need to intentionally go out and seek your community. I learnt this the hard way so I write this blog now, so that you can have a friend – who has been there and done that, and willing to talk to you. Welcome to Saudi Arabia!
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I am a crafter. I love to crochet, tat, quill, sew and recycle everything but most of all… I am a shopoholic! I am always looking for craft supplies and the best deal in town. I have been called the Jeddah Yellow Book (no kidding!!) So, if you are looking for something in Jeddah and don’t know where to find it, go ahead and search for it on the blog here, or come on over to my Facebook Groups:
Jeddah Crafters Club on Facebook where we share our passion for crafts.
Crocheters of Jeddah where we talk crochet.
Jeddah Mom Tribe where we are all mom friends.
Tips for your home and life!
Home is where the heart is… I am always finding ways to work less and do more. We believe in simple minimalistic living. So if you like to live clean, green and natural, come on in and join me!
I love kids. If I had my way, I’d be playing and laughing with them all day. I am advocate gentle parenting and positive Islamic parenting. Although I have a separate blog here for parenting, you will find all my old articles in the archives.
Wondering where to start? I highly recommend joining my Newsletter. That is where I send all my best content! You also download my Harmony guide – which is the starter guide that shares more about Life in Saudi Arabia as a woman.
You can write to me at : JeddahMomBlog (at) gmail (dot) com