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…

Odds? What Odds?

When we say (against all odds), what do we really mean? Does it mean that we defeated a concept? Won a battle against some well-studied mathematical perimeters and statistics? Were part of an unexpected miracle (if you are like me and still believe in miracles)? Or all the above? Lately the idea of numbers and…

The truth behind a picture!

You probably see a happy family full of smiles in this picture, but one picture can say a thousand words! Yesterday I had a powerful conversation with my partner in crime (aka husband) that resonated with me for many reasons, we talked about the fight! The fight against childhood cancer and our responsibility towards it….