Khalid’s first sentence! Alhamdulillah!

Before I get to Khalid’s first sentence- his first spontaneously, original, and contextually appropriate sentence-  this blog has a long preamble.  Here it goes. Once upon a time, HF and I met a friend of a friend at an Eid party.  MashaAllah, he was an American Muslim convert married to a South-American convert.  Together they had…

I want to hug this woman

The woman who posted this list at McSweeney’s deserves a hug. And so does Baji for mailing it to me, because it made my day.  We had a public meltdown about two or three weeks ago in the Mirdif City Center, and I didn’t blog about it because I try not to be pointlessly negative.…

Urge to shop blunted

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever wakes up with good health, safety and he has with him food for the day, then it is as if the world has been gathered for him. O Ibn Ju’shum, what suffices you of it is that which prevents your hunger and that which conceals…

Yes, motherhood is really like this.

Iman: (pulling a hairclip out of her hair) Fa-yi-yi! Me: Yes, butterfly! Iman: (offering to put the hairclip into my mouth) Oooh! Fa-yi-yi! Me: No dear, I don’t want to eat the butterfly. (Iman reconsiders and tries another idea.) Me: Thank you sweetie, but I don’t want it in my nose either.

Mission X-20: Progress Zero.

I fell off the wagon and landed in a donut. It’s been three weeks since the beginning of Mission X-20, my attempt to publicly shame myself by blogging about my weight loss or the lack thereof.  I did ok for the first week and even managed to lose a pound, Alhamdulillah!  But then, the house-hunting…