On turning 9 & a birthday surprise

As per what’s becoming a tradition now, as her next birthday comes up I’m sharing a photo story of her previous one (cannot believe she’s turning 10 in a few weeks). Sharing a photo story of her 9th birthday today ending in a birthday surprise that I was most excited about, her first pet (will…

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Thanksgiving at home – a photo story

For those not familiar maybe, Thanksgiving in the US has become a holiday to celebrate family & together-ness and personally it’s one of my personal favorite American holidays… Our friends, Humayun & Talat have hosted us for a Thanksgiving party every year for the last 10 years and this year as we all stayed home…

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Celebrating the season even if you don’t do Christmas

Last week on my Instagram stories, I shared about a holiday pajamas tradition that has kind of happened with Anya. It started 4 years ago when Anya was very upset we didn’t celebrate Christmas and we were trying to tell her how we could still enjoy the season even if we don’t do Christmas as…

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A first mommy & kids getaway + some tips

A little over a year ago, we checked off something that we’d talked about doing for years – a mommy & kids getaway with my friend Ayesha & her girls (remember this trip Anya & I did?). And so glad we did it when we did; because who knew then what 2020 was going to…

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