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Bright Babyhood is an online magazine reporting from the front lines of parenting. Using the mad jujitsu and sleuthing skills of our intrepid band of writers we will arm YOU with the right information to make brighter parenting choices.

Our articles and multimedia content cover scientific research on child development, latest debates on children’s issues, and our own experiences about the joys and pitfalls of parenting. We bring you thought-provoking articles, fresh perspectives, convenient tips and checklists, and comprehensive reviews of baby products, all of which can be used to make smarter, better, brighter decisions for your children.

Bright Babyhood was founded in 2012 by Saima Ismail and Bilal Mansoor, two management consultants and parents of a beautiful baby boy, in the United Arab Emirates. As new parents they felt a gap in resources designed for the urbane parent, in the UAE and the Middle East in general, who did not subscribe to the mawkish idea of parenthood promoted by most local baby magazines and websites. Bright Babyhood is their labor of love to bridge that gap for like minded parents.

The Bright Babyhood support team includes:

  • Saima Ismail  (Founder and Editor-in-Chief; UAE): Proud mother of a bright, energetic little boy (who she hopes will one day win a Nobel prize)
  • Bilal Mansoor (Founder and Editor-at-Large; UAE): Loving father, whose mission is to make his little boy an adventurous and fearless young man
  • Aquila Ismail (Editor; UAE): Adoring mother, grandma, and talented author who has taken it upon herself to make her grandson love books and writing as much as she does
  • Rubab Hasan  (Branding and Design Consultant; UAE): Doting aunt and gifted artist, whose aim is to make the world a brighter, and more colorful place (albeit in a very tasteful way)
  • Dr. Zeenat Zaidi, D.Phil. (Medical Consultant; Saudi Arabia): Loving mother, grandmother, and brilliant neuroscientist, who works feverishly to decipher the intricacies of the human brain
  • Dr. Simin Yim, MD (Medical Consultant; USA): Hip mama and dedicated doctor, who continually seeks and imparts knowledge about the science behind parenting


If you would like to be a part of our Bright Babyhood community please Signup for our monthly e-newsletter, information on events, resources and all things parenting.

If you are interested in writing for us, please check out our Write for Us page to get guidelines on submissions to Bright Babyhood.




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