6 takeaways from eight months of social distancing

As I write this, second (third?) wave of Covid is spreading everywhere so fast, from here in the Seattle area to the rest of the US and of course Canada, Europe and Pakistan.. Lockdowns, stay-at-home orders are either here already or coming.. Of course there’s also hope for the vaccine now so there’s that bright…

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Still hoping, still anxious – three things to calm your heart this election night.

The world is watching, we’re all waiting for the votes to fully be counted #uselections2020 . From what we know already, so much of it feels so heavy. The disappointment and hurt is resonating all over social media. I feel it so much in my heart too. I guess we all wanted to believe it…

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A friendsgiving + how I’ve learned to host big gatherings

It took me a while but I think I have finally figured out what works for me in entertaining and hosting big gatherings. It was a bit of a journey to find my own style because while I don’t particularly enjoy cooking (unlike a lot of our south asian hostesses who are such amazing cooks),…

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Celebrating the 4th as a muslim Pakistani-American

As an immigrant Pakistani-American & as a Muslim, 4th of July and everyone celebrating “independence” can bring along mixed feelings. It is the truth that despite all of it’s quirks, America has been kind & welcoming to so many like us who came from far across corners & have built our lives here. In some…

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Three ideas to connect your younger kids to their Muslim identity

Someone asked me on Instagram if I would do a post about how to raise good Muslim kids and I felt like that was something I would love to write more about. I know this is a common concern for a lot of parents when we’re living in non-muslim majority countries. I thought I would…

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