Beyond Beautiful: a book share + 3 personal takeaways

I’ve shared this in my IG stories twice now and realized I should put it here in a blog post because I it’s something that is that important! When I read Beyond Beautiful by Anuschka Rees last year, I thought I was already very self- aware about this BUT reading this still absolutely blew my…

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a DIY tee from Anya to her daddy.

Last year, Bilal’s birthday came on our first full day in this house. You can imagine how crazy things were on that first day, surrounded by boxes and chaos! In the midst of packing, a week or so before that when I asked Anya what she wanted to make / do for baba for his big day,…

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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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Happy 6th my girl

Every year for the past 4-5 years, I have shared a photo story of Anya’s birthday. This one is for her 6th birthday with an excerpt from the letter I wrote to her the night before her big day. Good Morning baby girl. It’s finally here, the day you have been waiting for.. You are 6! Alhamdullilah. This…

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A friendship story + a birthday wish.

Happy Birthday to my best friend of almost two decades and one of the most positive inspirations around me. Any day that involves our ‘5 minute'(or not) phone call is almost certain to go much better than the ones when we don’t get to talk. From being our awkward teenager selves (mostly me, since she…

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