Hello, hi, howdy and how do you do? My name is Vanessa and I have spent the past 30 years or so trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grow up. I am still working on it but what I do know is that I don’t want to be…..A dull tiresome stick-in-the-mud middle aged woman with no aspirations or goals… So what have I done to avoid that?
Oh I keep myself busy with two children, 3 dogs, 1 pregnant feral street cat (she seems to have a 3 or 4 litters a year), a fabulous husband, business owner and the Chief Operating Housewife of Abu Dhabi.
My adventure in Abu Dhabi started in 2005 when my darling husband called and said “ya wanna move to Abu Dhabi?” I said “ya sure… now where is that?” So off I flew with my 10 week old daughter and my overly energetic 3 year old son to the unknown land of the sand. Then BAM… I instantly fell in love… Abu Dhabi was wonderful!
I have spent the past 22 years in the educational field working with amazing children and families in the US and the UAE. I love life and being part of it. I am always looking for the next challenge and a new chance to learn! I hope you find RHWAD friendly, informative and an excellent place to meet your new best friend!
Favorite Quote: Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still land amongst the stars.
Favorite Websites: Real Housewives of Abu Dhabi, Hallabolou and FACEBOOK!
Hello there! I have been living in Abu Dhabi since 2008 – I can’t believe it’s been that long. I have been a stay at home mom since the summer of 2013 which is around same time I teamed up with Vanessa to work on Real Housewives of Abu Dhabi. For the past few years, I have kept busy organising RHWAD events, managing the website and social media (learning everything from scratch). Full time Housewife and mother to 3 wonderful and energetic children, part time blogger, editor, taxi driver, fitness advocate, social media sophomore, box wine lover, dreamer and aspiring photographer. I’m a seeker of knowledge (retention a whole different story) and things that make me laugh.
Favorite Quote: Imagine if you woke up with only the things you were thankful for yesterday.
Favorite Spots in Abu Dhabi: Saadiyat Beach, Yas Island and any coffee shop with a friend.
Favorite websites: Real Housewives of Abu Dhabi and Oprah.com.