Battles over Baghdad May 18th 2009 OK, so this blog isn’t exactly coming from Baghdad, but it was somewhere in the sky over Iraq that it fully hit me that there really was no escape from my latest motherhood challenge: flying by myself with the Baby and the Big Boy to London. Whining, bored toddler, crying baby, in a very cramped space...with seven hours to go.
We’d been living in The Sandpit for 6 months and I was just begi ... read more
Middle East » Iraq Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a... ... read more
Marianne Makdisi is a journalist and mom to three-year-old Max and his baby brother Matty. We live in The Sandpit (Dubai) and I blog as a welcome distraction from the domestic chaos caused by my beloved little people.... full info