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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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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On identity & raising kids who are proud of their roots

(This post contains a gifted / sponsored product. The opinions are 100% my own) I’ve written about this same many years ago (here’s an old post) but I thought it would be good to reconnect over this since Anya was only 3 around that time. Over these last 4-5 years as Anya’s gotten older this…

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5 simple ways to celebrate and document your Eid at home

This year as all of us are going to be staying home for Eid (even if lockdowns are easing down it doesn’t mean infections aren’t happening – so taking precautions for the vulnerable and those in healthcare is still as important), it’s for sure going to feel very different. For us, those routine things that…

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