Refusing textured food disorder in toddlers

This post is really close to my heart because I am going to talk about an issue that has kept me up for several nights, that convinced me at one point that I have failed as a mother and that made me question every ounce of my existence for a good 3.25 years of my…

Feeling imperfect in this seemingly perfect world is NORMAL!

In this social media age of Instagram husbands and everyone doing what they feel is right, the pressure on people (like myself), who do not have their shit together, seems to increase tremendously. All the posts, that talk about taking the world into your own hands and making your life take a 360 degree turn,…

My boy turns 6!

So my first born turned 6 this November and planning his birthday was one difficult task. From places that I chose initially to be booked, to people not RSVPing , I got out a much stronger person :p One thing was for sure that if we were to invite more than 3 kids we couldn’t…

Atlanta (Part 3)

My brother and sister-in-law insisted that we take the kids to the Georgia Aquarium. They had been to Ripley’s in Toronto but keeping in mind my love for penguins, belugas and all things fluffy, I could not say no. Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium, so keep in mind that it is a full…

Toronto to Atlanta (Part – 2)

After the extremely tiring road trip, all of us slept like babies (my babies slept through the night which does not and I mean DOES NOT happen, like ever!). The next morning, my brother (Taimur) and sister-in-law (Maleeha) suggested that we go see the CNN headquarters and the Coca Cola factory. CNN Headquarters: I would…

Toronto to Atlanta (mind you, by road!) – Part 1

My parents were visiting my brother (Taimur) in Atlanta, and you know how we are all in North America and it seems no big deal to go to the US, so we decided to go meet them. Here came the twist in the story;  Zoey did not have her PR card at that time and…

9 years later!

  ~ Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.  – Edna Buchanan Photo credits: Grant From left to right : Momi, Sahar, Ayesha, Saniya, Sumu, Tanzeela, Anam and Hoor. (Aim was to recreate the first picture that was taken 9 years back) Disclaimer : This is a long post, I would love if…

My heart and my soul !

Picture credit : Hinna Ahmad This I thought was workable enough picture of the four of us. Not the best to introduce my family because Hasan (my husband of 8 years) is not looking into the camera and  Zoey looks extremely angry) but well. That my friends is Hasan. He loves taking photographs, even has…

There are Ikea’s Swedish meatballs and then there are Koftas!

Photo credits: Tanzeela Hasan My son has been a difficult eater (haven’t you heard almost every mom say this) , he could not eat textures till he was three and a half years old. So, I could not imagine him eating meat let alone koftas (meatballs) till 2.5 years back. When he miraculously started eating…

The Do’s and Don’t’s of moving in into a new place

When we moved to Toronto, Canada earlier this year from Lahore, Pakistan , the biggest challenge for us (apart from adjusting to the cold weather) was to find a place as close to what we had back home (in terms of area) and let me tell you we failed miserably. That is where the first…