16Jan
2017
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Musings of a Dubai Mom

Whenever discussions of schooling in Dubai come up, the talk centers on fee, and parking issues, and facilities, and traffic and timings… lots of prosaic details that carry this beautiful thing called daily-life. On and on and on… so much that we forget the forest for the trees. But sometimes I pause to just see […]

10Jan
2014
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January 10

I am a person who doesn’t like to argue or even have disagreements. When in a conversation where I actually disagree with an expressed point of view, my typical reaction is to let it pass. Then when I’m home, my mind holds on to the conversation replaying it over and over- with me expressing my […]

08Jan
2014
0

Late one Night …

Time 1:00 am My son: mama wake up, wake up Me: grumble mumble My son: mama, I’m thirsty Me: *handing him water in mid seep* My son: no mama, wake up. I want strawberry milk Me: huh, grumble mumble My son: wake up wake up mama, I’m thirsteeee Me: ok sweetie I’ll get some for u […]

02Sep
2013
1

Career Woman’s Dilemma

Disclaimer : The post below is my personal experience only. Rather a long and personal post, but i thought I’d share Another evening, another dinner with friends… and another bout of answering questions about why I don’t go back to ‘work’ post baby. “He’s old enough now, he’s 2 and a half; you have great […]

29Jul
2013
3

Duaa for my Child

I read the news and watch the chaos in the world around with a heavy heart. The Muslim ummah disunited and killing each other over worldly wealth and power. And I fear Not poverty, as much as I fear wealth Not powerlessness as much as I fear being in a position of worldly power For […]

26Jun
2013
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Can you relate to this?

I find it so amazing how when my son gets hurt playing – a scrape on his shin/elbow/knee or even a cut on his lip – he comes toddling and crying to me; ‘mama, make it ok’. All I do is hold the hurt body-part, caress it a little, kiss it and blow on it… […]

25Jun
2013
0

Ramadan Tips

15 days to go ….. Starting my Ramadan preparations. For mothers – whether they are working outside the home or not – the challenges are immense. Ramadan needs to be planned around our children, families and daily chores, while making sure that our Ibadah is not compromised and out imaan-level remains high. My top 2 […]

17Feb
2013
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Is he 3 already??

Late at night the new mom lay on her bed , restless and unable to sleep. On the convertible couch bed in the room , her hubby slumped into exhausted sleep. The new baby, born just 15 hours ago was restless too- crying over and over again. Every time the nurse would come in soothe […]

28Jan
2013
0

Role Reversal

Head-achy and cranky, I circled the parking lot twice before finally finding a spot. A tiny one at that. Craning my neck, holding my breath and crinkling my forehead, I squeezed my car in – just barely- between the big black hummer and the light pole. I stepped out muttering under my breath. I could […]