You see these images of families posing, laughing and enjoying themselves, while your own family never seems to cooperate or agree to a photo shoot. Sharing some tips for a successful family photo shoot that always work for our family! Tips for a Successful Family Photo shoot 1. negotiate for a win-win I tell myContinue reading Tips for a Successful Family Photo Shoot
I love crafts that use supplies lying around the house or the left-over ones. Paper bag puppets can be made with things you will have already plus it allows children to use their imagination and personalize each of the puppets. Extend the activity to plan a puppet show (maybe in Urdu to encourage Urdu learning?),Continue reading Paper Bag Puppets: DIY Project and Puppet Show
It seems like a lifetime ago when I did my Bachelors in Computer Sciences. My career path took many turns after that, and I ended up in marketing and communications. My coding skills have always helped me in life since they teach you patterns of logical thinking. Also, technology has never intimidated me and thatContinue reading Learn to Code in Fun Ways at Code Ninjas!
Planning a socially distant party is the need of the hour and the world we live in these days. As the restrictions have relaxed in Canada, we are allowed to have small gatherings preferably in the outdoors while maintaining social distancing. This June it was my turn to host our book club meeting. After manyContinue reading Planning a Socially Distant Party
There is a social media challenge going around to share the first picture with your partner. As I looked for a picture of Jaffar and I back from June 2008 on Facebook, I came across our engagement and imam zamin ceremony pictures. They brought back many emotions: nostalgia for people and days gone, regret forContinue reading Our Engagement and Imam Zamin Ceremony Pictures Revisited
I love the Urdu language and Urdu literature! Nothing like digging into a well-written book to immerse yourself into a different world. I also find the humour and wit of the Urdu language unmatched. Here is a list of Urdu book recommendations from my side along with resources and links on how to find them.Continue reading Urdu Book Recommendations: A List of Must Read Urdu Books
Here is a list of books to read during COVID-19 that will inspire, entertain and motivate you. Now that we have the time, there is no excuse to not pick up a great book. Apps like Scribd are offering a free month of access to their digital and audio books. While libraries are closed, IContinue reading Books to Read During COVID-19: My Recommendations
Sibling rivalry is an extremely sensitive topic for most families. More than anything we want our children to get along, hopefully love and definitely not kill each other. However, any family you talk to will complain about sibling rivalry: how their children constantly fight and how it’s driving them crazy. Relationships with our siblings areContinue reading Sibling Rivalry: How do I Help my Children get Along?
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!
We had a wonderful experience of glamping in Alberta immersed in medieval times which is a joy for any Game of Thrones fan! Continue reading Glamping in Alberta: A Wonderful Medieval Experience