Join us for a Gingerbread Frosting Party!

Bringing the community spirit with Help and Heal. Mums in Beirut is proud to be supporting Help and Heal in their christmas initiative next week taking place at Sursock Palace and Bristol Hotel in December 2017.

Join us for a  Gingerbread Frosting Party!

At Sursock Palace on November 22nd, 25 and 26 from 9am to 5pm
Bristol Hotel on December 1,2,3 from 11am to 9pm
Please register online at: www.helpandheal.lebanon.com

About Help and Heal

Help and Heal is a non-profit charity founded in 2001 that operates under the umbrella of the Bon Pasteur. lts motto is children helping Children as it is committed to improving the lives of the under-privileged Lebanese children of all confessions with the help of privileged Lebanese children, whose life in turn is enriched by the act of reaching out and giving.

  • Help and Heal provides Educational support

Through full tuition to a number of students in need.  A center where kids can come and get help with their homework. . A library that has been offered and inventoried by young volunteers, and that is added to every year.

  • Help and Heal provides Recreational opportunities

A recreational facility where children meet on Saturdays. . A full-board summer camp that has included in the past, meals at McDonald’s fun tlme at Waves and a magical day at the circus. . At Christmas, we make sure that our center is one of the stops on Santa’s world tour.

  • Help and Heal provides Health facilities

Help and Heal supports Bon Pasteur in accomplishing its mission to provide health facilities and medication  to families in need. A fully equipped dispensary is staffed by volunteers  doctors of  various specialities including a GP, a dentist and a gynaecologist.

Your contribution is appreciated this festive season.

Message from Help and Heal:

Being children, they all deserve to be happy. Part of the funds are destined to provide them with a full board summer camp, a fun day at Waves, movies and any entertainment suitable for kids. And, of course, we have to make sure that Santa does not forget them this year because every child deserves his Christmas gifts.

We know that there are many charities, all of which are in need of help. But we monitor the work of the Sisters of Bon Pasteur and we are truly impressed with the results they can show for with so little. Poverty is probably the strongest common denominator in Lebanon, and the Sisters make sure that every child under their care is treated the same.

But considering the high prices of goods and services, the money needed to help Sisters of Bon Pasteur do their daily miracles is not easy to attain. Help and Heal is doing their yearly fundraising activities. Other than offering the products of their bazar, they will offer a fun activity which is the joy of children, small and big: the decoration of a gingerbread house.

They hope to repeat this year the success they had in the previous one and be able to give to the children of the Sisters of Bon Pasteur a very Merry Christmas and a constructive and happy 2018“.



For more information visit their website, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @helpandheallebanon


WONDER pre-Release supporting Youth empowerment service

Mums in Beirut is delighted to be support the Youth empowering Service, building a strong generation by Dent de Lait future kids.

YES, believes in raising a responsible, aware generation of young leaders and innovators, willing to take initiatives and help in solving community problems.

The Event purpose is to invite our youth to accept the differences and to see the inner beauty of others and never judge a person by his looks.

Anti-Bullying is the Covered Segment in this event Date : Wednesday 15 November 2017

Time : 4:30 to 7:30

Target age : 6 years and above

Price: 25,000L.L

Location : Grand Cinema – ABC Verdun

Movie : Wonder can be seen on Youtube trailer.

To book your tickets please contact us on 76-748884





Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Movie Director: Stephen Chbosky Movie Stars: Julia Roberts Jacob Tremblay Crystal Lowe

Halloween Fawda Extravaganza

A Community Event Brought To You By Ahla Fawda and Mums in Beirut

Ahla Fawda and Mums in Beirut have joined forces this Halloween to organise a one of a kind Halloween Extravaganza for both the young and old to get the community together for fun family day out.

”We are delighted to join forces with Mums in Beirut,” said Imane Assaf founder of the NGO Ahla Fawda. “I believe we are both as crazy and passionate in our vision to make a positive difference in our Lebanese society. A creative and fun making combination that will sure guarantee a memorable and exciting Halloween event for all.”

Dina Maktabi, founder of Lebanon’s first online platform Mums in Beirut, said”, I am honoured to have teamed up with Ahla Fawda to engage with our local community and most of all, to encourage our children to explore, experience and live magical moments this Halloween”.

You are invited to a one of a kind “FAWDA” Spooktacular  on Sunday November 5 from 12pm to 8pm. Bliss Street, (Parallel to the American University Of Beirut). Expect plenty of spooky surprises for all ages.

Haunted House, magic, creativity, arts, crafts, games, music, face painting, pumpkin decoration, yummy treats, and trick or treat.

A combination of creativity and fun that aims to encourage children to explore, experience and live magical moments and families to have a joyful day out.



Sweating for a cause

Join Mums in Beirut tomorrow at F45 Training studio tomorrow for Breast Cancer Awareness!





The morning will start with a healthy boosting snack, followed by a breast cancer vs healthy lifestyle presentation and a 45min class. Leaving feeling refreshed and energised with a post workout pink smoothy!
All are welcome to join us for this FREE event but registration is required. DM us with your full name.
This event is sponsored by: Silver Crumbss
Organized by: Million K

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.




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.


6:00 – 10:00 PM – FRIDAY MAY 26TH 2017
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