Where is my village? *Mama rants*

Grab your tea or coffee and get ready for a full-on Mama rant! Some days its so hard to find joy in this everyday mundane life. Some days running away from it all seems so tempting! You know those days when I still sometimes have to clean poop from the toilet floor due to a…

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 ­čîł love hearts ­čĺĽ 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….

Life these days.

Right now, its 630PM (when I first wrote the unfinished version of this). And both the kids are huddled together on the couch engrossed in a game together, cheering each other on and taking turns and having the sweetest moment. I m gonna cherish it much as just an hour ago, i had to play…

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…

On this Mother’s Day

To the mother who wakes up multiple times a night to check on her babies, to the mother who has to wake up before the sun comes out, to the mother who left her work to be with her children, to the mother who chooses to work and thinks of her kids every moment, to…

What to expect with Baby no.2

The other day I got a stressed out message from a friend who just had her second baby a few weeks ago and was feeling all the chaos that comes with it and having a hard time to see any light at the end. You know the time when you are emotionally and physically worn…

A journey ends …

Breastfeeding came easily to me, with both my babies. I loved nurturing their little bodies through my own. I loved the closeness, the warmth, the belonging-ness, the drunken eyes they make soon after latching on, the eagerness, the playfulness, the absolute joy.┬áMuch like pregnancy and birth, breastfeeding journey is beautiful,┬áchallenging, tiring and precious. It requires…

Park-hopping and Playtime

We were having one of those weeks where we would return home tired-to-the-bone with happy smiles plastered on faces. With sand filled shoes and hair (SOOO much sand, it wasnt even funny). When the kids are rushed to the bath first thing after entering the door. Quick showers and bedtime stories and MANY(!) bottles of…

Life Lately ..

In a series called Life Lately, I will be sharing from time to time some random moments that somehow get captured amidst all the mayhem and chaos. From the looks of our photos, it may seem that i have got it all together, but i don’t. I only capture the best moments, because frankly who…

Making it home …

Its been a couple of weeks for us ┬ánow in Riyadh and the days are just passing by in a whirlwind. I was able to unpack most of the boxes in the first week, got the wardrobes in some kind of order. My first priority was to get the kitchen functional, and I did just…