Stop Looking Around the Room

While in Mexico last week, I had an epiphany. Nothing ground shattering but enough to wake me up and realize how judgemental I can be. In the last couple of years, I have made a conscious effort not to judge others and remind myself that everyone is living their reality to the best that they […]

You are not a label

Becoming a parent is a funny thing. Before I had Marko, I was carefree. I moved out on my own at age 20 despite the wishes of my well intentioned middle eastern parents. I went to school full-time and worked nearly as much to keep up with my tuition fees. At night, I went out […]

The sweaty car seat battle

So today I experienced something that I think all mothers can relate to: sweating from every pore of your body, a sense that you will quickly suffocate under the layers of clothing you suddenly regret wearing as you desperately try to get your crying child to cooperate for a few minutes. Does it sound familiar? Today […]

Who needs toys when you’ve got these 8 things

My last few weeks have been a tad… how do you say… chaotic. I won’t bore you with the details of said chaos, but let’s just say, some days were harder than others to find the silver lining. My little man, however, always finds so much joy in such meaningless things. I decided for memory sake, […]

My breastfeeding questions answered

For me, the first six weeks of breastfeeding were the most challenging. I didn’t know what I was doing. I had a hard time holding him in the right position. I didn’t know how much and how often to pump. I was worried he wasn’t getting enough. His six week growth spurt was brutal, he […]

Help someone with their honey pack

The smallest little gestures can really go a long way. This might sound totally irrelevant and you might be wondering why I am even wasting time writing about this, but I had to! You see, Marko and I had a few errands to run yesterday but I felt that a quick stop at Starbucks for some […]

Why I decided to donate my milk

When I first gave birth to Marko, I was given the opportunity to attempt breastfeeding for the very first time with the help of a very kind nurse who was terribly patient and knew exactly how to instruct a very flustered and still shaky new mother. She helped guide his little mouth as he latched […]

What it’s all about

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, a place where I will deposit my thoughts and daily/weekly musings through pictures and text as I try to capture and hopefully create a dialogue with others on motherhood, marriage, food and the home. Many of you may have been following my old blog, Life’s Love Affairs, but it no […]