Turning 38 + what I’ve learned about birthdays in my thirties

Ok, what is this behavior that we make dua for long healthy lives for our loved ones but every birthday we celebrate, we get sad that we’re getting “too old”? So silly, right! I’m making a promise to myself right now not to obsess over the number and instead focus on being grateful for all…

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A photo story of Anya’s “dadi home” from over the years

For years after Anya was born, we would spend a couple months during the winter in Pakistan with our families – around 3 weeks of these would be with my mother-in-law in Bahawalpur. I’ve written about it after she passed away.. There was this calm and sense of much-needed peace I always felt there after…

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A golden hour in Japanese Park Islamabad : a photo story

Doing a photo story post after a long time (I used to love doing these) from this evening back in December 2019 in Islamabad when Haroon bhai (Bilal’s brother & Anya’s only and very favorite taya) wanted to take her to Japanese Park and we went along too. Japanese Park used to be a big…

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Learning to love myself with Lulalu + a few tips for you

(This post contains a sponsored product. The opinions are 100% my own) I’ve talked about this before how growing up very skinny it’s taken me a while to feel comfortable in my own body. Unless you or someone close to you is also the same, it might come as a shock to you that there…

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On turning 10: a covid birthday party

Sharing this little drive by celebration for this special birthday. Part 1 with how the day of her actual birthday went is in that earlier post along with some feelings and thoughts I was having in the moment (sigh). With the strict isolation we’ve had to do for almost a full year now, I really…

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