simple switch : natural deodorant + some tips on making the switch

Simple Shift is a way to share a small change we’ve made towards a more mindful & conscious lifestyle : a simpler, environment-conscious, clean & healthier shift for daily living. I’m hoping the series will make it feel easy & doable to shift personal habits for a better life for our families & our world. More on this personal…

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A last day of school – summer break goodie bag for Anya

A few photo memories from last day of 3rd grade for Anya last year. Our schools had closed down suddenly when the Covid outbreak happened in our area in March ’20. They were never able to go back in. I know that was the case for so many kids last year but it didn’t make…

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Our eid day in photos

After a full year in some kind of lockdown we were really looking forward to celebrating with friends this Eid. But then as it came with so much heaviness all around (bombings in Gaza, deaths from Covid..) it was so hard not feel guilty. How privileged are we to be able to spend our holiday…

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Turning 38 + what I’ve learned about birthdays in my thirties

Ok, what is this behavior that we make dua for long healthy lives for our loved ones but every birthday we celebrate, we get sad that we’re getting “too old”? So silly, right! I’m making a promise to myself right now not to obsess over the number and instead focus on being grateful for all…

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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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