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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Recipe: Instant Pot Kadhi

I shared a picture of my dinner yesterday- a plate of Kadhi Chawal made in the Instant Pot. I was then asked by quite a few people to share my Instant Pot recipe of Kadhi. Honestly, I am not the best person to ask for recipes. I do a lot of things by “andaza” or […]

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Why we sleep-trained our kids

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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Talking to our spouses

We belong to a culture where the man almost always has the upper hand and where men are generally not raised to be respectful towards their wives. Nobody watches their tones- something that my mother has always taught me and my brother to be extremely mindful of. So much so that it has made us […]

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My Go-To Hair Oil

I have never been incredibly invested in the maintenance of what I was blessed with in terms of hair and skin. I only ever bothered with basic upkeep- like washing my face with a face wash that suited me well, and shampooing and conditioning my hair with a pair that worked for me. While my […]

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