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
Sharing Eid memories, traditions and tips to have a memorable Eid celebration with family, the biggest celebration of the Muslim calendar.Continue reading All Things Eid: Let’s Talk about the Biggest Celebration of the Year
A very Merry Christmas to all those celebrating the occasion! Today I am reflecting on Christmas in Pakistan from my past when I lived there and the one from my present now that we are in Canada. The spirit stays the same and so do my emotions as a Muslim of wishing health, happiness andContinue reading Christmas Past & Present for a Pakistani-Canadian
Since I started this blog, the question that I get asked the most is recommendations for good urdu books for children and how to find them, in and outside Pakistan. I’m happy to finally answer this question (You can search via the hashtag #urdumombooklist on social media). Book reading is a great way to passContinue reading How to Find Great Urdu Books for Children
Desi Lunch Boxes are particularly different according to our desi palette and preference. Do you feel satisfied only if you child eats something desi?Continue reading Desi Lunch Boxes: How are they different?
As the weather changes, the common cold seems to hit every other household. Sadly, there is no cure for the cold. However I bring for you the Desi Totkas (life hacks) Toolkit to feel less miserable and get better sooner. There are special notes under each section for kids and babies.
Watch how lala celebrates Pakistan’s Independence Day with his friend Bilqees. This video is very special for me because my 4-year-old daughter wanted to play a more active role and decided to impersonate Bilqees. I loved her enthusiasm to celebrate the ocassion. So while this may be childish and immature, it’s definitely from the heart!Continue reading Video: Lala Celebrates Jashan-e-Azadi
We tried our hands at some fabric paints today and I wanted to share this craft with all of you because we gave it an Urdu twist. We love Crafty Carol by Cool School on YouTube and we followed her steps from this video. I have added images and steps of our Urdu adaption ofContinue reading “Rani the Haathi” Tshirt
Meet our friend #lala! He loves to do bhangra. Sing along with him. This poem was written by Urdu Mom herself. “Mera naam hai lala, Mein ne hai Bhangra dala, Shamal jo jao Aap, Ye rahi dhol ke thap” YouTube link is here.
Can you believe it: next weekend is Eid! (Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramazan). Before you know it, the big day will be here. The entire family will be dressed in their finest and you will want to take some memorable photos. But maybe the fancy camera isn’t charged, or theContinue reading Pro Tips for Amazing Eid Photographs!