ALL IN A DAY’s WORK

I am quite surprised by the change of pace brought by a day at work. It feels very new to me that while i work on completing those jobs, i am not required to focus a part of my brain on the toilet schedule of my toddler or the damp laundry needing to be put…

Random Talks

Hi guys! I think taking long hiatus from this blog is becoming my style. Its not for the lack of words or ideas or things to share though. But only for the lack of time and my general laziness/busyness. I have always loved coming to this space with a chaye on hand, hanging in my…

This Season of Motherhood.

This season of life. This season of motherhood. This season of being forever-on-the-go. This season of getting sloppy toddler kisses all over the face, all day long. This season of on-the-loop school pickups, dropoffs, packing lunches and washing uniforms. This season of getting rainbow 🌈 love hearts 💕 from a 5 year old everyday. This…

Azaan turns THREE !

Mothering hamza was so new and unpredictable and different. I was unsure, i didnt know right from wrong. I was treading ever-so-slightly the untravelled path, afraid of making a mistake, of doing wrong by him. I didnt know what to expect, when to expect. I was a new mother with all the classic new-mother traits….

The busy mother

Being a mother is a tough gig. But being a mother in a foreign land is impossibly hard at times. You are not just responsible for your kids, but every single aspect of ‘living ‘imaginable has to be done manually by you. Scrub the toilet, wash the car, fix the broken light, make lunches n…

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday readers ! On Fridays, i like to wind down at home after a buzzing week of activities. And today I am so thankful that I havent got much going on, cause after a very busy and hectic past 5 or 6 weeks, i am just craving a major lazy time at home with…

Familia in Town!

Hello lovely people, I know I have done a disappearing act from the blog this month. But if you knew how many things I am juggling in life these days, you would totally understand. My parents are visiting us in Melbourne from Pakistan and most of my time is occupied arround them. They are only…

SIX months in Melbourne :: Life Updates

Today marks six months to the day when I arrived in Melbourne late one night after tackling the seemingly heroic feat of such a long flight alone with the boys. So my trail of thoughts went back to all that happened within these last few months and I felt like writing a blog on it….

First week of Winter : Embracing the wet and cold

The start of the month of Ramadan brought with it the desire for nesting in me. The fact that the first week of winter coincided with it was a helping factor too. And the scratchy throats, cough-y nights and feverish days. As I dont have any photoshoot planned for this weekend, it was time for…

Rushing against time.

Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be The future’s not ours to see Que sera, sera What will be, will be These days are passing by in a blur, a frenzy of activities, one after another. I can’t believe its Thursday already, officially almost end of the week. We have made our schedules far…

On turning 30 …

I am 30 today. Life is wonderful. I have never regretted getting older and saying goodbye to a certain year of my life. But this time, it felt rather bittersweet. Cause this time I turned the big 30, and had to bid farewell to a decade of my twenties filled with unbelievable experiences and life…

My wishful trail of thoughts …

Baking cakes and lasagna, taking out the recyclables, (still) unpacking some boxes, mopping the floors, making pasta lunches, stocking the pantry, folding little pjs, wiping runny noses, cleaning the sandy car. Whiling away the hours in simple, honest, real work. Sometimes i crave for what’s “out there” and feel more full and more alive. Other…