• 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…

  • Lil’ Premie

    I must have been nesting because I was determined to clean my entire house. I even had Hubby move the furniture so I could vacuum and mop every nook and cranny. I went upstairs to put Sulayman to bed when I suddenly thought that I had peed myself. I got changed, laid in bed with Sulayman to rock him and sing him some songs to sleep. When I got back up, my underwear was wet again. This time when I went to the washroom, I had a flashback to when my mucus plug or bloody show when my labour started with Sulayman. I still had 5 weeks of pregnancy left…

  • Labour of Love

    My mom rubbed my belly saying, “Grandma’s here, time to come out!” My mom was watching a movie while I was trying to cook dinner. Every time I had a contraction I would start speed walking around my house or sit on the toilet for relief. Eventually she said it was time to go to the hospital because my contractions had been regular for over an hour. I honestly thought that the hospital was going to end up sending me back home. I didn’t believe I was actually in labour. On the way and at the hospital, I tried calling Hubby several times. I got one of those automated messages…

  • 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…