Orange orchards and memories

(This was a post I started writing a week after my sister in law passed away in 2020 but only finishing it now.) Our trip to Pakistan in December 2019 had felt really special for so many reasons one of them the fact that Bilal had gone with us for the first time after 4…

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Motherhood stories : Saadia on raising kind kids, grief and art

Motherhood Stories is a new series on the blog with heart-to-heart chats with some of the beautiful, inspiring women I have the honor to have infront of my camera… I hope these will always leave you encouraged in your journey in life & mothering – And help us all feel seen in one way or…

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Anya is ELEVEN (mashallah)

Celebrating our beti at home. A simple low-key birthday at home that turned into more because I’ve been telling Anya however much I want to keep her birthdays low key Allah finds ways to make her feel extra special always. mashallah :):) My Anya, I hope you always find happiness in small things, in books…

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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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