Last month, I was invited by Fatima and Samira of Seeds to participate in their newly launched Stem based online summer camp for Muslim kids.(more…)
The best thing about having kids in Dubai is that you get to shop for them. Me, I love shopping for my two. Even if I go out to shop for myself, I end up buying for my two kiddos. And with the current situation as it is, it’s safer to buy fashion brands online.(more…)
No one is more frustrated than me, when it comes to unexpected school breaks. Sure, I love my kids, but it disrupts the routine. And I’m a routine person. I like to plan things in advance. Plus, I’m working from home. I don’t get off when my kids get off, and I can’t run off to an office and concentrate on work.(more…)
Giving gifts is so difficult. Do you agree? Selecting gifts for someone makes me anxious. Will they like it? Do they even need it? Would it just sit in the back of a drawer waiting to be thrown away or gifted to someone else?(more…)
The kids had great fun the last weekend at X Park Jr. And I decided it’s the best time to come back to my blogging and do a blog review of the place, while Azlan is convincing me to do his next birthday party at X Park Jr.(more…)
The world isn’t what it was a few decades back. I am at a point in time when sentences that begin with, ‘When I was your age…’ surprise my six years old. No cell phones? No Netflix? What did you do!!! The internet is now part of our lives, like food or chocolate (if you ask me).
Easy and Homemade Granola Bars topped with cranberries, almonds, sunflower seed, and my favorite, dark chocolate chunks!!! Perfect as a Breakfast-on-the-go option.
Chewy Granola Bar
Growing up in Karachi, there were only a few select places we could go to. I can count them on my fingertips: Aladin Waterpark, Sindbad, Hill Park, and just a few others. When I went back to Karachi this time, I felt the city has evolved in terms of entertainment options. Living in Dubai, we are literally fed up of malls. So when a friend mentioned Owl’s Nest Cafe in Karachi for kids, I knew we had to go there at least once. So on 14 August, we packed our car with as many kids as we could, crossed to the other part of the pull and went to Owl’s Nest Cafe, located in Phase 6 of DHA. Owl Nest Cafe is best if your kids fall in the range of 2-10 years.
Would you agree with me if I said that us women are required to be superwoman nowadays?
I don’t remember my mother creating art projects with/for us when we were kids. If I was given a reptile craft or any other school project, I had to do them myself. They weren’t perfect. My mom would gush, or find out mistakes but I don’t remember her sitting down with me and trying to make it into an art piece.
From the beginning of Ramzan, I had been thinking of getting my children a few culturally appropriate books. If you know me, you know I’m big on reading (been a bookworm all my life). I’m trying to encourage the love of reading in Azlan too.
Most of the books we read are written by English writers. Though I love reading them, I have noticed that recently there has been a boom in Islamic writers, especially Muslim Children books. And I wanted to get my hands on one, for quite some time.
So, it was a very cool surprise when Saadia Faruqi, the writer of children mini-book series, Meet Yasmin, offered an electronic version of her book.
Yay! I will be doing a Book Review of Meet Yasmin. (more…)