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Parent Blogging All Stars #31: Sticky Fingers

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martaThis week’s parent blogging all star is Marta of Sticky Fingers. She lives in the Middle East and meets lots of expat mums who share the same fears and excitement of living abroad. Find out more about Marta here:

Your Name

Marta Mart

Blog Name

Sticky Fingers

What are the sexes and ages of your children?

I have a 5 year old girl and 3,5 year old boy.

What got you into parent blogging?

I run a busy playgroup in Middle East and I meet lots of expat mums. We share lots of ideas, smiles and troubles and most of us usually have the same fears and questions while living abroad. We seemed to me like a family to each other. Wanted to inspire them into doing something great with their kids on a daily basis even if we are all far away from our usual conditions and without our families.

What is your top parenting tip to share with our readers? Can be on any topic for little ones :-) (under 8s)

Be patient! It will all fall into places eventually so just take it easy and guide your kids but don’t lead them by hand. Kids these days need lots of support as the world is just spinning so fast and they are still small so can’t really digest it all yet. Just be right next to them whenever possible so they feel your presence.

Can you share a parenting advice post with us from your blog too; your favourite one? Why do you like this post? Please include the link for us.

Well in our every day reality as expats it is very important to find a group of people to hang out with and most of the time we need to go out of our comfort zone to reach out and to find them.

I have organized a Tea Party for my daughters friends. It was a beautiful playdate that my daughter was asking me for a long time. I realized how important it is to teach girls how to throw a small party and prepare for it. This is one of those things that a girl learns from her mum, right? http://stickyfingersbahrain.blogspot.com/2014/05/girls-tea-party.html

Who’s your favourite parent blogger at the moment and why? Please include a link to their blog home page.

I follow Kid Blogger Network on Google+ and there are so many inspirational blogs out there it is really hard to choose one or two. I look at them as a whole package as there is always something I can relate to somewhere.

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