“We accept the love we think we deserve”. How do we learn to love or not to love ourselves? It happens right here: in childhood, at the hands of parents, family and primary caregivers. It’s important to love ourselves before we love someone else, because otherwise “love” can be used to manipulate, blackmail and controlContinue reading How Do We Teach Our Children to Love Themselves
When I was a little girl there used to be a cartoon on television about a magic pencil. Whatever was drawn with the pencil came to life. All I ever wanted was that magic pencil. I love that we now live in a world where there are 3D printers and Osmo Creative Starter Kits forContinue reading Making Healthy and Creative Screen Time Happen with Osmo
Talking to south asian children about racism is more important than ever, given what’s happening in the world around us. South asian families are generally not that aware about issues of race, privilege and micro aggressions. These are important discussions that need to happen to raise children who are aware, balanced and educated about humanContinue reading Talking to South Asian Children about Racism
In this post I have compiled a list of Pakistani dramas to watch with your kids. These will help improve Urdu language skills of your children. For those who live outside of South Asia when you watch Pakistani dramas with your kids, you also introduce them to culture, traditions and family values from the region.Continue reading Pakistani Dramas to Watch With Your Kids
This homemade hand sanitizer is easy to make at home and a great way to keep kids busy (I have more hacks for that ahead)! I do want to remind everyone that hand sanitizers do not replace hand-washing. Only use a hand sanitizer if you’re somewhere without access to soap and water. Let us knowContinue reading Homemade Hand Sanitizer: DIY at Home and Keep Kids Busy!
I know there are various views on screen time for children but I’m all for screen time that is knowledgable and infromative. It gives me a little break while children learn alongside! Win win. I’m not advocating leaving your children infront of screens 24/7. Use screen time wisely and with good judgement. To help, hereContinue reading Informative Shows for Kids: Making Screen Time Better!
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
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