What if I tell you that our amazing Pakistan trip this winter almost didn’t happen and was literally saved with a margin of 5 mins? Yup, this is how it happened: We had a flight on a Sunday evening in early December and it was great timing because we had the whole weekend to packContinue reading Short Stories by Tamania: One Card, Two Taxi Drivers and a Dozen Kala Bakras
Jaffar and I have always been conscious about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Over the years we have realized that this involves not just a healthy diet, lots of water, regular exercise, reducing stress but also gut health. Talking about health definitely takes guts, so let’s talk about it in detail today. We made major changesContinue reading Talking About Health Takes Guts But is so Worth it!
One of my fondest childhood memories is going to the toy store with my parents for a special occasion. The anticipation of the visit, dreaming up lists of what to buy and the sight of shelves filled with toys upon toys, at the actual visit, are cherished childhood experiences. If you wish to replicate thisContinue reading How to Have a Successful Trip to the Toy Store
If you have young kids then you definitely know all about slime! Chances are that your children are also as obsessed about slime as mine are! This year as Zeynab turned nine, she requested a “slime” birthday. Since I had never thrown a birthday of this theme or attended one, I thoroughly researched this topic.Continue reading Planning a Slime Party for Kids
We have picked three of our favorite local Calgary restaurants and sharing our experience of eating there. Hope these encourage you to buy and support local in Calgary also!Continue reading Buy Local in Calgary: Our Pick of Three Restaurants on International Avenue
Climate change is a complex challenge facing our beloved planet. However, we can take steps in our everyday life to protect the climate. I’m sharing some ideas that we have incorporated in our family. I hope they inspire you also!Continue reading Everyday Steps to Protect the Climate: Ideas for Your Family
Today I want to talk in detail about how we came about the decision to store our baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells. I highly urge all expectant parents to consider the factors I will discuss.Continue reading Deciding to Store Cord Blood Stem Cells: Important Factors All Expectant Parents Must Consider
Here is a delicious and simple ‘dahi waley baingan’ recipe that goes great as a side on dinner or at tea time, perfect for a spicy kick!Continue reading ‘Dahi Waley Baingan’: Eggplant in Spicy Yogurt Recipe
Sharing a delicious Thanksgiving dinner idea with a desi touch: a Hara Masala Roast Turkey with lots of desi sides like tomato-garlic chatni!Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner with a Desi Touch: a Hara Masala Roast Turkey
I often worry if my children are prepared to handle an emergency and even realize the hazards and risks they face. We recently took the free course provided by Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) at Calgary.ca/readysquad and in just 20 minutes learned many important lessons such as knowing the risks in Calgary, potential hazards and takingContinue reading Are you Prepared for an Emergency? Get Ready with Your Children in 20 minutes!