16Jan
2017
0

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 […]

08Jan
2017
0

Teaching Myself to Talk

When I was expecting my first born, my colleague came to work one day very exasperated. She said ‘ For the first couple of years you’re going to teach that kid of yours how to walk and talk and then after that you will be teaching them to sit down and shut up’. I laughed […]

25Jun
2015
0

Ramadan 2015: Come lets Pray!

Asslamu Alaikum. Subhanallah It’s the 8th day in Ramadan already. Hope In Sha Allah you have all settled into a Ramadan routine (what’s that you say?) and are in the steam of things with your Quran reading and other targets for this month. Assuming that we would have all started reading the Quran by now, […]

10Jan
2014
0

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 […]

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
0

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… […]

17Feb
2013
0

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 […]