• The Best Amusement Centre for Toddlers!

    One of the great things about living in Islamabad is that there are a few indoor play places for kids. These amusement centres are much like an arcade with games and motion rides, as well as having a large play structure for kids to climb much like an indoor playground. Because the weather is so brutally hot and humid in the summers, most people avoid going outdoors until the evenings which is not always convenient with young, tired children. Anyone with kids knows you can’t possibly stay home with your kids all day every day; they have so much energy and finding an outlet for that energy is crucial for…

  • Swinging Clothes Lines

    Unlike most women, I actually don’t like shopping. I mean looking at clothes is fun and all but when it comes to having to buy something for myself, it causes an unnecessary amount of anxiety and stress. You see, as someone with a fat body, finding clothes in my size is difficult. Finding modest clothes in my size is difficult. Finding modest clothes that I actually like in my size feels impossible. I can only remember a handful of times where I actually owned clothes that I loved. Many times my wardrobe was filled with clothes that I would wear, simply because they fit me. I’m not a fashionista or…

  • Pakistan Zindabad!

    With Pakistan Independence Day just around the corner, August 14th, I decided to do a fun craft with the Moms and Tods group I facilitate every week. As parents, we love sentimental things that remind us of when our children were young. They are only small for a short time so it’s easy to forget just how small they actually were! I picked up some paint to make flag hand prints! We used green for the palm and thumb so that there was a big enough space to stick a little crescent and star made of paper. Then painted the four fingers and tip of the thumb white. I don’t…

  • Moving to Pakistan

    September 2016: my in-laws, who are from America, were in Canada and drove 2.5 hours to Kingston to tell Hubby that they wanted him to pursue his PhD. On rare occasions they had visited Toronto but had never actually come to visit us in our home. They encouraged Hubby to choose whichever school he wanted and offered to help with whatever we needed so long as it led to a PhD in his chosen field. I thought it was a great idea for him to go back to school despite having a toddler and a baby on the way. Hubby had wanted to get a PhD before I met him…