A summer backyard kids camping sleepover

When my trip to Pakistan came up this summer I had quite a bit of mom-guilt at leaving Anya behind and that there weren’t any exciting plans for her to look forward to for the summer – so those couple of weeks I had before I left I tried to do a few things that…

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simple switch : natural deodorant + some tips on making the switch

Simple Shift is a way to share a small change we’ve made towards a more mindful & conscious lifestyle : a simpler, environment-conscious, clean & healthier shift for daily living. I’m hoping the series will make it feel easy & doable to shift personal habits for a better life for our families & our world. More on this personal…

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A last day of school – summer break goodie bag for Anya

A few photo memories from last day of 3rd grade for Anya last year. Our schools had closed down suddenly when the Covid outbreak happened in our area in March ’20. They were never able to go back in. I know that was the case for so many kids last year but it didn’t make…

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Our eid day in photos

After a full year in some kind of lockdown we were really looking forward to celebrating with friends this Eid. But then as it came with so much heaviness all around (bombings in Gaza, deaths from Covid..) it was so hard not feel guilty. How privileged are we to be able to spend our holiday…

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A meaningful Ramadan: One thing I loved this month

Can’t believe that we are almost at the end of this Ramadan. We always say this but really it went by so fast. As we go through these last few blessed nights, I just wanted to write down what’s felt beautiful about this Ramadan, our second one in some sort of a lockdown or covid…

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