Sharing Ramadan boxes full of gifts, food and drinks is a lovely tradition in Muslim families. When I was younger and lived in Pakistan, we used to receive Ramzan trays, laid with bowls of delicious cooking and covered by a cloth. They were returned, filled with food and drinks on the next day, in exchange.Continue reading Ramadan Boxes: Some Ideas to Make Them Sustainable
I love sharing my family history with my children and going over old family albums. There is something so special about showing them old pictures, guessing who is who and recounting the stories that go with each picture. We have a family tree that has been maintained over generations and the children love tracing familyContinue reading My Grandfather Had Diabetes, This is How it Affects My Health Today
We have always been blessed with great neighbours and stayed in touch with them. Whether I was a new immigrant in Edmonton or a new mother in Calgary, my neighbours have always been a source of help, comfort and important local information. Nextdoor, the neighbourhood app, now makes it easier than ever to connect withContinue reading Why Neighbours Matter: My Experience with the Nextdoor app
My mother shared the recipe of a home-made night cream that she got from Ghazal Siddique’s channel. Yes, the same Ghazal Siddique who starred in the PTV drama Marvi and is still ever so beautiful! My mother is a loyal fan of this night cream and swears by it for working against wrinkles and keepingContinue reading Home-made Night Cream
Today on the blog, I’m honoured to have Shesta B. sharing her story of miscarriage, loss and grieving. We hope that this post helps someone out there. You are not alone.
The post and the words below are from Shesta B. I thank her for her courage.
Continue reading Guest Post: Talking about Pregnancy and Infant Loss by Shesta B.
Everything in 2020 has been different including Eid! This year we hosted an Eid garden party with social distancing in mind. COVID-19 is still a reality in the world and it’s important to follow all public health guidelines for your region. In Alberta we are allowed gatherings of a certain number preferably in the outdoors.Continue reading Eid Garden Party in the Days of Social Distancing
Thank you for all your love on our backyard swing! We setup this swing in our first year in this house. Sharing all the details in this post including product links and tips! It’s really quite simple but this post ensures that I can share everything in one place and then direct all queries here.Continue reading How We Setup Our Backyard Swing
In 2014, a Turkish TV series by the name of Diriliş: Ertuğrul was launched on TRT 1 which has slowly taken the Muslim world by storm. The show is based on the history of the Muslim Oghuz Turks and takes place in the 13th century. We have recently been binge watching the show and are hugeContinue reading Planning an Ertugrul Theme Party
This is the story of a red gharara and a tissue dupatta and tied to our 12th Nikah anniversary which was today. This is the story of my Nikah gharara. It was June 2008 and Jaffar came to Pakistan to meet me and my family. We had been talking since April with the consentContinue reading The Story of my Nikah Gharara
Now is the time to listen, educate ourselves and learn about #BlackLivesMatter. Sharing a list of books to read by Black authors. I have divided this books list for #BlackLivesMatter according to the ones that I have read and those that I wish to read. Today I gathered all the books in my house writtenContinue reading Books to Read by Black Authors: A Books List for #BlackLivesMatter