Ramadan 2020- Quarantine Edition

Bism Allah… I am SO excited for this piece! I don’t know if it is the 40 days being at home, the lack of social interaction, the fact that Ramadan this year is SO different or all of the above:) – in case you are reading this in 10 years, 2020 was the year of…

Dear Time… Thank you

( My piece for Women of Egypt April 2020, During Covid-19 Pandemic) And just like that! Time as we know it stopped! The endless running, multi-tasking, color coded events on our synced E-calendars, kids’ practices, work meetings, school events, texting instead of calling, voice notes instead of texting, scheduling family gatherings weeks in advance to…

This is US!

Here is a little unrealistic story for your day…and I say unrealistic because as I say it… as we live it… we realize how it doesn’t even make sense anymore! Not that it ever made sense to begin with, but looking back on how it all started and where we are right now is seriously…

Be Strong… Be a Malak!

Here she is… the champ behind it all! The reason for many beautiful things without her knowing. You see… when her brother (our son) got cancer she was little! 4.5 years young to be exact… too young to deal with such trauma! Yet she figured her role from day one on her own. I can’t…

It starts with you! !بدايتها بيك

We receive several messages daily from people asking for guidance on how to be of positive assistance to kids and families diagnosed with cancer.  Kind people who want to make a change in someone’s life but they don’t know how. The word cancer on its own is so scary, it creates feelings of fear, sadness,…

Don’t give up… be a Zein!

There are these moments in life when you have absolutely every right to give up on hope, when things suddenly get beyond rough, they just don’t make sense and you feel dragged into a million direction away from anything that has to do with hope or faith.  As you strive to see the silver lining,…

Ramadan 2018 Game Plan- Let’s do this!

Earlier today I posted on my personal Facebook page asking if anyone was interested in my annual Ramadan plan for the kids, the response was absolutely amazing! So I figured it is easier to post it on the blog for everyone to use and share it if you guys like it. So for all of…

A little dose of happiness…

About a month ago, to my shock! I faced the biggest fear of every strong independent woman – or person in general- … PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) which is a form of depression! You may not believe me but there are moments in my life that didn’t make any sense at all, yet somehow,…

People person or People pleaser?

Quick blog post today – What is the difference between a people person and a people pleaser? A people person is someone who has no problem mingling with, talking to and dealing with different kinds of people. He/she enjoys it and often feels his/her world empty and boring without an active social life. Doesn’t necessarily…

Shut the noises out!

I thought I can easily practice what I preach to my kids and detox from electronics whenever I want! I thought I have full control on my time and what I do with it, until I recently got completely sucked into the dark side of social media! The negative side of that world which officially…