On Motherhood

  I had always wanted to be a mother. To have kids of my own. I had pretty strong opinions on how I would raise them too. I imagined myself to be the Pinterest mom- crafting with them, structured play, activity-filled days, all of that. And then motherhood happened. And it was so different from […]

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Hands-on Father?

A term I have come to start despising is ‘hands-on father’. Just because a father is involved in the upbringing of his children, plays with them, tends to them, feeds them, bathes them, puts them to sleep, why do people say “oh he’s such a ‘hands-on father’“? Honestly, he’s being a father, isn’t he? I […]

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Raising Girls

A few hours after the birth of my second daughter, an aunty called and said, “Next time you’ll have a son”. I don’t exactly remember what I said to her but I think it was something along the lines of us being very happy with what Allah had given us. I do remember that I […]

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Why we chose to sleep train

When TheLittleMiss was born we were certain we wanted her to be a good sleeper. Having heard stories of children who stayed up all night and slept all day, we were determined that we would try our best to get our kids’ Circadian Rhythm set. Hence, by the time TheLittleMiss was about four weeks old, […]

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Winter is here

Winter came late this year. Some days were too hot for December, some days pretty cold, and some days so pleasant it felt like spring. Global Warming, people. It’s real. *big scary eyes* So now that winter is officially here- super cold days, coats, peppermint bark, coffee, thermostats et al- look what it brought for […]

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Best Parenting Advice I’ve Read This Week

Parenting is a full-time job, and it happens to be a job that you enter into with no schooling to equip you with at least a basic knowledge of it. You learn on the job and you learn every day. You learn by reading, you learn by hearing others’ advice, especially your own parents, and […]

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Raising Good Diners

As parents it is our responsibility to teach our children how to conduct themselves in social settings, and teaching them good table manners, in my opinion, is an absolute essential. Now, good table manners are not about using the right fork. That is etiquette, and I am no expert in that department, and etiquette also […]

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