There is a very misleading attitude amongst women when it comes to pregnancy, which is only made stronger by the Internet in my opinion. The idea of women being these superhero figures that nurture and grow a baby within their bodies for 9 long months only makes them seem even more mystical. The endless blogs, magazines, books and Instagram accounts praising woman for their ability and strength; while looking radiant and put together has made it near impossible to relate to the REALITY of being pregnant.
It has been a while since we blogged and it was a conscious decision to stop until we thought that continuing would be as authentic as it always is. Personally I decided to stop blogging over the last few months because of personal changes that made it near impossible for me to continue blogging honestly.
We were expecting our first child, here at THEARABMODE , and now having the baby I finally have both the energy and interest to pick up where we left off. As many of you may know, I am an expat and most of my pregnancy was completed outside Saudi Arabia. This is the main reason why I didn’t feel right blogging about life in the Middle East while not being there at the moment.
Happy to say we (I have become baby&me!) are now back in the KSA. Also, the blog will continue to be a guide to help and inform you about life here as it did before. Of course we will be writing the blog with an additional perspective which is motherhood. I hope to share information relating to pregnancy, birthing, and motherhood as best as I can.
Glad to be back
We are trying to add video content to the site, so that readers can get a real feel for what it is like to live in the Kingdom as an expat. There are a few loose ends before we can start (cultural restrictions and such). However, to fill the gap I am happy to share my personal snapchat so you can get an idea of what it is like…..
Add me to your snapchat to get a peek.