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Bright Babyhood’s Father Spotlights – June 2012

Due to the overwhelming number of nominations and heartfelt notes that we got from our readers, the Bright Babyhood team has decided to honor three awesome dads for Fathers Day, 2012. Please meet Michael Merola (Dubai, UAE), Hicham Diab (Dubai, UAE) and Raschid Ahsanulla (Doha, Qatar). 

 


 

Michael Merola

Michael is a consultant who lives in Dubai with his wife and 4 month old daughter Mylia. Michael is a caring father who tries his best to manage his busy career, and have enough time to sing, dance, bathe and cuddle his precious little daughter. 

BB: Describe yourself in 3 words.

MM: Love, my, family.

BB: Describe your best day ever with your child.

MM: The first time we shared a private laugh together.

BB: What does being a good father mean to you?

MM: Safety, laughter, patience, and support.

BB: What is the most rewarding thing about being a father?

MM: Seeing my wife and daughter peacefully sleeping each night before I head to bed.

BB: What is your favorite local spot to hang out with your children?

MM: Home sweet home.

BB: What are your dreams for your child?

MM: For her to have the confidence to pursue any dream she can imagine.

BB: Do you have any advice for new fathers?

MM: Don’t worry about what all your friends, family, books, and parenting apps say- you’ll figure out your own style.

 


 

Hicham Diab

Hicham is a Territory Sales Manager for Oracle in Dubai and a loving and caring father to two lovely children, three and a half year old Abbas and one and a half year old Teya.  

BB: Describe yourself in 3 words.

HB: Honest, friendly, and trustworthy.

BB: Describe your best day ever with your children.

HB: Everyday is a great day with my children.

BB: What does being a good father mean to you?

HB: Unconditional love.

BB: What is the most rewarding thing about being a father?

HB: Seeing my kids smile.

BB: What is your favorite local spot to hang out with your children?

HB: Play areas in Dubai.

BB: What are your dreams for your children?

HB: Being successful in all aspects of life.

 


 

Raschid Ahsanullah

Raschid is an International HR Manager based in Doha and father to six month old daughter, Amara. Raschid, is a doting father who tries to juggle his busy career and spend the maximum amount of time with his daughter,including waking up before dawn to cradle his daughter and introduce her to the first rays of the sun.

BB: Describe yourself in 3 words

RA: Ambitious, go-getter, and generous. 

BB: Describe your best day ever with your child

RA: The day Amara was born. The feeling is indescribable.

 BB: What does being a good father mean to you?

RA: Accepting my child for who she is, and being there for her even if I don’t agree with her ways or decisions.

BB: What is the most rewarding thing about being a father?

RA: Being able to see Amara laugh during our peek-a-boo sessions. I hope I am able to get her to smile and laugh at any age.

BB: What is your favorite local spot to hang out with your children?

RA: Local MIA park.

BB: What are your dreams for your child?

RA: To have good values, be kind and generous, and to work hard towards achieving her dreams.

BB: Do you have any advice for new fathers?

RA: Hang in there with mommy and your little one; it only gets better.

 


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