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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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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And the day is here : my baby is 10

I’m going to try to do this fresh this year so here I am. Just putting my feelings down and a photo story of my baby turning 10. This one really feels big, because of the double digit bday yes but also because of this whole past year and how it’s been. She has felt…

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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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