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The Humor Files: Sheikh Mohammad Shakes!

The bigger Z gets, the more I realize how corny her sense of humor is – and how hilarious I find it. Z: Amma, do you know who Sheikh Mohammad is? Me: I do. But why don’t you tell me … Continue reading

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Hoorah For Small Victories in the Parenting War

It’s amazing how Z always wants my help when cleaning up her messes but never while creating them. Before tonight, I’d always feel sorry for her and help her clean up but I finally put my foot down. Told her … Continue reading

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The Happiest Mother In The World

Ever since school started, I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting Z to finish her lunch. She doesn’t eat any breakfast because she gets motion sickness and throws up in her bus if she does. I’ve been going crazy … Continue reading

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Can’t Say I’ve Missed You but Hello, I’m Back.

Three years. As cliched as it sounds, time flies. In case you’re wondering, I’ve spent the past few years documenting life with Z on Facebook. Maintaining a blog was just too much of a hassle. What I recently realized though … Continue reading

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Being My Daughter’s “Person”

It’s such a rush to know that Z thinks she can conquer the world with me at her side. Every time M tells her he’ll leave her behind if she doesn’t stop crying/calm down/change clothes/etc before going out, her first … Continue reading

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The Lovely Bones

I watched ‘The Lovely Bones’ last night. If you’re a parent and haven’t watched it, I strongly suggest you do. It might seem an inappropriate statement given the subject matter but it’s a beautiful movie. It’s disturbing. It’s heart breaking. … Continue reading

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5 months on…

I can’t thank Allah (swt) enough for his blessings. I gave birth to a healthy, beautiful baby girl 4 months ago, my part time freelancing is going well and I’m at peace with myself. Mommy-hood is treating me well. I … Continue reading

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From the Fastest to the Slowest

I’ve been a fast walker all my life. I outpaced most people and my dad liked walking with me because he didn’t have to slow down to match my pace. At university it used to irritate me no end to … Continue reading

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The Surprise Baby Shower

I knew my friends were planning to throw me a baby shower and I figured out when it would be. My friends, God bless them couldn’t contain their excitement and made slips and they’re not the most authentic liars ;) … Continue reading

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Some things don’t change.

It’s somehow a relief to know that somethings haven’t changed. While almost everything about my life and routine has been taken over by the pregnancy, I can still sleep like a log when I’m stressed. Last night’s sleep was one … Continue reading

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