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Mother’s Day

This morning, a co-worker gave me such beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day [that is this weekend]. I love flowers! The best part about these particular flowers? They are to be planted… and I can’t wait to see them bloom. Happy (early) Mother’s Day to all the Mama’s! I hope we Mama’s use this day to reflect …

Feedback on Hajj Posts

Three and a half years after I wrote about my hajj experience in 2013, it is still one of the most popular topics that brings people from all across the world to my blog. If not THE most popular topic that gets the most hits on my site. Especially my post on packing for hajj specifically. …

Take Arham to Work Day

Growing up, one of the things I loved was going to work with my Abu for “Take Your Child to Work Today”. The tables turned today when I got to take Arham to work with me. While I never imagined working away from home when he was so young, life happens and for my Arham …

#TeamPapa

It’s been a year, today, since our beloved Papa left us for a better place and it hasn’t gotten easier. I don’t know if it ever will. A year ago, when I saw him at the funeral home after his death, one of the first thoughts that entered my mind and remains to this day …

First, He Came for the Muslims

“If you force Muslims to register, we will all register as Muslims” said Feminist icon Gloria Steinem.   “I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity“ said the Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.   “I stand ready to register as a Muslim in solidarity if it comes to that” said actress Mayim Bialik.   I don’t …

#NotMyPresident… but wait? He is.

I didn’t watch the inauguration. If you know what a news and political junkies we are in this house, this was big. News are big in our house. Domestic and international. Politics are discussed profusely. Throughout the day, there are texts, news alerts and tweets sent among our household group text. We watch the news …

The Staff at SPUH

There is absolutely no worse feeling than your baby being unwell and you can’t take away their pain. For the past seven days we have either been at the pediatrician, at the hospital, or both. These past seven days have been exhausting, physically and emotionally.  When Arham woke up ill Friday, and wouldn’t improve as the …

Some Day

Earlier this month, one morning, Arham woke up quite content. He got up, sat up in his crib and started playing. I checked on him a few times, he glanced at me before continuing to play. I should have been ecstatic, right? So why did I feel sad instead? It got me thinking… Some day …

Dual Role

Both my paternal and maternal grandmothers, unfortunately, passed away before I was born. So, what I know of them is only through stories and pictures. 33 years ago today, my maternal grandmother passed away. Two days ago, it was my Papa’s birthday. His first birthday since his demise last March. If you know anything about …

Why Do We Fall?

As a nation, we failed. And we failed our children the most. They are the ones to suffer the most. They will see the aftermath the most and be effected the most. No, we didn’t fail because we failed to elect Hillary Clinton. In fact, it was never about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump the …