Event

Mums in Beirut Book Club

You are invited to join us for our first Mums in Beirut Book Club on Thursday 28th September at 8.30pm Dar Bistro and Books @darbistroandbooks for a meet up around books, food and drinks.

 

For the first meet up we will be discussing the books we will be reading in the group. We ask you to bring your books you want to recommend to the meet up which will be once a month (after bed time). It is also a great to get some time for yourself, meet like minded Mums and be submerged in a world of your own. Places are limited and open to all women and mothers. If you are interested to attend, please send us an email on info@mumsinbeirut.com with Subject “bookclub”.

Back to School Event

With back to school around the corner, join us for an open afternoon at Totally Kids Nursery  with Rania Chehayeb, Transformational Leadership Coach and Rania Zaghir, Children’s Book Author and Julie Abouchacra, Early Education Specialist and Founding Director of Totally Kids.

Rania Chehayeb will be covering topics on

  • Back to School tips for Mums and kids
  • Separation Anxiety
  • How to Identify Anxiety in Children
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Managing anxiety at home
  • Are You an Anxious Parent?
  • Separation Anxiety

Rania Zaghir will be focusing on

  • How to become a better story reader?
  • What do kids learn when we read aloud to them?
  • Reinforcing cognitive skills through reading
  • Developing thinking and critical skills through reading
  • Storytelling session with mother and child

A Q&A Session by Julie Abouchacra, Early Education specialist and Founding Director of Totally Kids Nursery will follow.

Children between the ages of 2- 4 are welcome to join the afternoon with a variety of activities under the supervision of Totally Kids teachers, while mums enjoy the interactive sessions. Kids activities include:

  • Face Painting
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music and Movement
  • A storytelling session by Rania Zaghir

Places are limited!  Please register by calling 03-738 976.

Address:  Verdun (behind Goodies), Tabet Street, Fayad Building, First Floor

*Parking available in parking lot next to Goodies

More about the speakers:

 

 

 

 

Birthday Workshop with O’kash and Kash

We are proud to have partnered up with O’kash and Kash  for an end of year birthday bash.
O’kash & Kash is the ultimate go-to toy store where you can also find everything you need to throw your kids ideal birthday party. They stock unique and original products to meet all kids demands including toys, gifts, beach essentials, party supplies and party themes to create magical moments for your little ones

You are invited to join us for a morning breakfast DIY birthday workshop decoration using special items from O’kash & Kash on Friday 23rd June 2017 from 10am-12pm.  Come and meet like minded Mums while enjoying a hot coffee and breakfast and learn about the latest trends, top tips and birthday party ideas. This is the ultimate offline Pinterest Board for all types of birthday inspiration for busy mothers.

Get inspired with different party themes and decoration and leave with a special gift for your little ones to take home with a 10% discount voucher.

A draw will take place at the end of the workshop and 2 lucky mothers will each win a LL100,000 voucher from O’Kash and Kash.

Hope to see you there to celebrate the end of the school year!

Date: Friday 23rd June 2017

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: O’Kash and Kash, Achrafieh on the road going from hotel Alexandre  to Sassine

This is a FREE event but registration is required by calling 76-748884. Kids are welcome.

Make sure you follow Okash and Kash for all your birthday essentials and party accessories.

http://okashandkash.com

https://www.instagram.com/o.kashandkash/

https://www.facebook.com/Okash-kash-280459402160438/?ref=br_rs

Iftar to empower the future generations

Ramadan is a time to give to the less privileged and the marginalised.

Lara Ariss (chef and author of Levantine Harvest), Dina Maktabi (founder and editor of Mums in Beirut) and Nadine Sinno (cofounder of Lakay Creation) gathered around one simple idea: Let’s work hand in hand on a project aiming at giving back to the Lebanese community.

“What better time than during Ramadan to unite energies and help others? Regardless of the religion you practice, fasting is a spiritual discipline that enables you to feel with those in need. The idea came naturally on a sunny afternoon at our showroom when the enthusiasm of Dina met the generosity of Lara”, says Nadine Sinno.

The trio will host an Iftar on June 15th at Lakay Creation showroom in Downtown Beirut. All proceeds will go to Nawaya, an NGO helping young talents with low income achieve their dreams, irrespective of their religion, social background or geographical origin.

Nawaya has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition, including the “Most Resourceful Award” from Johnny Walker as well as the King Abdallah Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement.  

Zeina Saab, Founder & Director of The Nawaya Network says “I am thankful to this initiative for the incredible generosity and support for our youth.  It is so heartwarming to see the community come together to support the vulnerable.  The impact made on their lives is truly transformational for them.  The funds raised will be directed to our talent program, to support underprivileged youth to further develop their talents and passions. Through this program, our youth become driven and motivated by the opportunity to invest in something they are passionate about.  As a result, everything changes.  They become more confident, their sense of self-worth increases, they become career-oriented, learn to express themselves in non-violent ways, among a number of other positive outcomes”.

Lara Ariss adds “Welcoming people and cooking for them from the heart is the first and most basic act of generosity; it’s a universal common ground and my favorite way to share and give back”.

“Mums in Beirut is all about community and support, so when brainstorming ideas with Lara and Nadine the idea came to mind to empower and inspire the new generation in our community”, says Dina Maktabi. She adds, “I am very honored to be supporting such a great cause that teaches young talent in the new generation to help them to succeed in life”.

The iftar Ramadan menu will be selected and cooked by Lara Ariss using organic products. Zeina Saab will also be present giving a short presentation on her NGO and how the money raised will help young talent develop further in Lebanon.

“At Lakay Creation, we take pride in our designs that are exclusively made in Lebanon with the most environmentally conscious items. Helping Nawaya in their support of young talents is another step in our efforts to improve our society and focus on a healthier and more productive world”, explains Nadine Sinno.

Tickets sold at Lakay Creation, Tabco Building, Bab Idriss, Downtown Beirut facing Abed Mahfouz.

Limited places available.

 

The Joy of Ramadan Giving

Ramadan is a time for reflections, a time for giving…

Mums in Beirut is working on this great initiative by asking you all to collect your children’t toys, clothes and shoes to give to pass on to those in need.

Giving is the greatest act of grace.

We have teamed up with a few nurseries and after school clubs to make drop offs easy for you. Please make sure the bags you are donating are closed so nothing can fall out of them. We kindly ask you to put a sticker with the sex and age group for the clothes you are kindly donating.

Collection will start from Monday 29th May 2017 and will run until Friday 16th of June 2017 (inclusive)

Drop off Points include:

  1. Dent De Lait, Future Kids, Sodeco Acharfiyeh
  2. Totally Kids Children Centre and Preschool, Verdun
  3. Playtown, Raouche
  4. Fox and Frog, Sassine Square, Ashrafieh,
  5. Learn and Play, Ramlet El-Bayda

Pre-loves means giving your toys, clothes a new home

 

 

We will be distributing the donations given by the Mums in Beirut community to families and children in need.

Thank you all for your continuous support.

THE BABY SHOWER COLLECTION FOR ASSAMEH, BIRTH & BEYOND

JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE BABY SHOWER COLLECTION FOR ASSAMEH, BIRTH & BEYOND
 
6:00 – 10:00 PM – FRIDAY MAY 26TH 2017
AT FOREANDAFT – MAR MIKHAEL
PHARAON STREET – ACROSS BARON
 
ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond is an NGO that rehabilitates pediatrics centers in public hospitals across Lebanon.
It aims at providing first class medical care to premature babies and children for a fraction of the cost. We have been part of their 1st annual street food dinner.
 
To date, ASSAMEH has helped save hundreds of children’s lives at their first care facility:
The Carlos Slim Pediatrics Center in the Governmental Hospital of Karantina.
It hopes to grow and extend this opportunity to many more families who are much in need of such services.
 
ASSAMEH Birth and Beyond is an NGO that rehabilitates pediatric centers in public hospitals across Lebanon.
It aims at providing first class medical care to premature babies and children for a fraction of the cost.
To date, ASSAMEH has helped save hundreds of children’s lives at their first care facility:
The Carlos Slim Pediatrics Center in the Governmental Hospital of Karantina. It hopes to grow and extend this opportunity to many more families who are much in need of such services.
 
 
The even is crafted with love by a group of talented Lebanese designers to help build awareness about this NGO and raise funds for this initiative.
 
A Whole Lotta Love Janis Sarraf Photography LC stories Karoline Lang L’atelier Nawbar Joanna Dahdah’s Jewellery Store HASSIDRISS Little Bluffers Mellow Nadeen Khatoun SARA MELKI SECOND st Smac by sandra macaron THYM Vanina MIRAHAYEK ForeandAft Menswear Johnny Farah
 
Proceeds of your purchase will go towards the ASSAMEH, Birth and Beyond: an NGO dedicated to saving children’s lives!
 
Thank you to all the designers and volunteers for their support, to Joumana Ibrahim for the collection identity, to Wissam Eid for the Illustrations, and to Beirut Design Week and ForeandAft for hosting our pop up shop.
 
If you wish to donate:
BANKMED – ACCOUNT# 0240046381600
IBAN# LB08.0022 0000 0000 2400 4638 1600
TEL: +961-3-201 455
More information can be found on Birth and Beyond Facebook Page and Website

 

 

The Influence of Advancement in Technology on Children’s functioning

This workshop will be taking place at Oumnia Boutique in Saifi Village. Parking is available in Saifi Village. The boutique is located behind Ballima. Our speaker is clinical pschycologist and psychotherapist who works with children and adolescents, Stephanie Srour.

About the speaker

Stephanie is a clinical psychologist and a psychotherapist who works with children and adolescents. She received education at the American University of Beirut (AUB): Bachelor degree in psychology followed by a Master degree in clinical psychology.

Stephanie has undergone a two-year clinical training/internship program at the American University of Beirut Medical Center during which she specialized in child and adolescent psychotherapy, and psychological testing.

Stephanie works at SKILD Center as a clinical psychologist. In addition, she is currently working with Syrian refugees residing in Zahle. She has her private practice at Nawfal Clinics (Beirut and Jounieh) whereby she provides psychotherapy for children and adolescents. Stephanie conducts psychological tests such as Intelligence testing, Cognitive assessments and Learning disabilities evaluation. As part of her work, Stephanie provides parental guidance and collaborates with schools when needed.

Stephanie’s main interest and area of expertise is in children and adolescents who suffer from anxiety disorders, and those who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She also works with students who have problems at schools (Studying and grade problems, as well as behavioral problems) and provides parental guidance.

Topic: The Influence of Advancement in Technology on Children’s functioning.

Rather than hugging, playing, and conversing with children, many parents are resorting to providing their children with iPads, video games, cell phones, and more television time. The impact of rapidly advancing technology on the developing child has resulted in physical, psychological, and behavior disorders, which the health and education systems are just beginning to detect. The effects of technology on children are diverse and complicated, with both advantages and disadvantages. This workshop will focus on the negative influences of technology on the child development. Mainly, the information will revolve around children’s brain functioning, such as thinking, attention, decision making, learning, and problem solving. In addition, tips to use with children to create effective strategies to reduce technology use will be discussed.

 

Fees
Booking is essential to reserve your space and must be made in advance via OMT under the name of Dina Maktabi for the amount of 60,000L.L net. To confirm your payment, please RSVP by emailing info@mumsinbeirut.com and by also sending your transaction number for confirmation. You may also pay on the day but we will not be able to guarantee a spot as places are limited. For more information please call 76-748884

Relationship between Mother and Child

The workshop will be taking place at the newest hype in Beirut, LakayCreation and as always we will have limited number available to make the talk as personalised and bespoke to your needs. Our speaker  is clinical pschycologist Yvi Karam who specialised in children and family related issues.

About Workshop Overview

Pregnancy (what parents expect in the future of the child, relationship with the partner)

Oral stage (0, 1 ½ years) (the child’s welcome what he needs what to give him, what he feels, stage of the mirror)

Anal stage (1 ½ years 2 ½ years) (detachment of mother, role of father)

Oedipus (2 and a half years) (relationship between three, father / mother / child)

Phallic stage (sexuality is sleeping)

preadolescence (preparation for detachment, beginning of the crisis)

Adolescence: problems and solutions (problems, and solution proposal to better manage and surpass adolescence)

About LakayCreation

LakayCreation is specialized in the design, manufacturing and installation of bespoke home furniture, individually tailored to your needs and space.

Prominently located in Downtown Beirut, this upscale showroom spreads over two floors and features custom-made kitchens, bedrooms, TV units, bathrooms, wardrobes and cabinetry.

Bespoke spaces are created with the most environmentally friendly wood products and a wide offer of anti-bacterial accessories and equipment.

Booking Essential
Booking is essential to reserve your space and must be made in advance via OMT under the name of Dina Maktabi for the amount of 60,000L.L net. To confirm your payment, please RSVP by emailing info@mumsinbeirut.com and by also sending your transaction number for confirmation.

Super mums deserve super perks

We are delighted to have teamed up with Phoenicia Hotel, to offer Mums in Beirut a special Mother’s day package.

The SPA Phoenicia Mother’s Day program on Saturday 18th of March is overflowing with benefits for only USD160 plus 10% VAT and includes:

Access to SPA facilities
Access to Studio activity classes
Selection of Mini treatments
Body composition analysis
50-minute massage voucher
Complimentary access to kids club
Join your mom on that day and benefit from all the perks for only USD80 plus 10% VAT. *

*Excluding the massage voucher

Event is in collaboration with Mums in Beirut
For more details and Booking call us on : +961 (0)1 357 030 or email spa@phoeniciabeirut.com

 

Nurturing Yoga for Mums at LakayCreation

With Mother’s day fast approaching, Mums in Beirut is inviting you to take the morning off and enjoy some well deserved me time with other like minded Mums.
 
Join us for a morning of wellness and yoga. Combining the basic yoga postures in a unique smooth flow working on creating harmony and  balance among the mind body and soul. This will be followed, by healthy drinks and morning nibbles surrounded by like minded Mums. Limited places available, please register via link below. Please note to bring your own yoga mat and towel and to wear comfortable clothing.
 
 
 
About LakayCreation

LakayCreation is specialized in the design, manufacturing and installation of bespoke home furniture, individually tailored to your needs and space.

Prominently located in Downtown Beirut, this upscale showroom spreads over two floors and features custom-made kitchens, bedrooms, TV units, bathrooms, wardrobes and cabinetry.

Bespoke spaces are created with the most environmentally friendly wood products and a wide offer of anti-bacterial accessories and equipment.

 
 
About Maya Taher
 
Maya Taher, certified life coach, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programmer) from the Federation of NLP by Dr. Richard Bandler, the Founder of NLP in the UK.
MBA holder from University of LiverPool.
Certified Yoga Teacher from Lotus Academy of Yoga.
The  Yoga Class i teach is Vinyasa Flow.
It combines the 12 Basic postures of Classic Hatha Yoga in a non stop powerful sequence to ensure maximum physical growth and progress on mental flexibility; all aligned with a stable and subtle breath all through the session.
This class leaves u with inner peace, mental calmness, strong physical posture and a more defined soul.
 
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