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 having an only child

I’ve recently started receiving a lot of questions about having an only child, whether I worry about my kid not having siblings of her own, how I handle people’s questions etc and I felt like I can finally talk about this here maybe. So if you have an only child for whatever reason, this one’s for…

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O Pakistan

To Pakistan. To the country the great Jinnah gave his life for. To the soil of the motherland and to finally understanding the love for the mitti1 as our elders used to say, that overwhelming feeling as you step out of the airplane and the airport. Through the smoky air, through the very Pakistani smells, you can almost feel it. These are…

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Waking up in Trump-land.

What a week it has been! Just a few days ago, even on the day of the elections I thought about how exciting it will be for my little girl to see a woman president. Despite the fear  of what the opposite happening could mean, I think most of us felt THAT sure of the outcome. And then on Tuesday…

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Thoughts on ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’

I was so excited when I found out Ho Mann Jahaan, was coming to our area and last weekend I took my little girl along and we went to see it.  (Over the summer while in Pakistan, she went with us to see a few of the Pakistani movies that were out and knowing this…

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