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 […]

No More Lame Excuses: 2018

Are you still writing? How’s the blog? What have you published lately? To all those that have asked, or have thought to ask, the answer is: nothing. Actually, that’s not quite true. I do write… a lot in fact. I’m just not sharing. I’ve been keeping my words to myself, my ideas for conversations and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bye bye dairy: my chat with nutritionist Amy Longard

Last week, I asked a friend of mine who specializes in holistic nutrition to help me move towards a more plant-based diet and find creative ways to enjoy more foods without dairy. My husband and I spent the summer eating an abundance of fresh organic vegetables from a local farmer and I must say, I never […]

People change: learning to accept it

For a long time, I would get upset when I felt that the people closest to me were changing. I remember when I was in high school, and even in the early part of my 20s, I would often hear girls whispering “she’s changed” about another. It was meant to shift the blame and responsibility […]

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 […]