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Islam, Autism, Mom-ism.


Today is not that day.

One day, when I’m a grown up, I’m going to go to sleep at night at wake up in the morning. Khalid woke up at 3:45. And Iman woke up at four. So it’s a party. Hooray! 😀


2am again, or, Why blogging in stream of consciousness should be done in full consciousness

SubhanAllah.  It’s 2 am again.   It turns out that the reason why Khalid has been cranky, fevery, and screamy all night for the past four nights is because he has a throat infection. This is the fourth all-nighter that Khalid and I are pulling in the past four days.  And I think I neglected…

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It finally happened…

It was bound to happen at least once this Ramadan, though I was hoping it wouldn’t happen at all- HF and I did it this morning- we slept through suhoor and Fajr both.  Not only did we miss Fajr prayer, we also missed the pre-dawn food and water that we’ve been heavily relying on for…

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A culmination of hope and fear- AutismUAE.com

I’m about to do one of the scariest things I have done in my entire life.  On purpose I mean.   I’m scraping together all my savings, which isn’t much and is quite slow to recover, and I am buying a business license.  I am opening a business to help provide affordable autism therapy and…

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Boy, talk about tough love!

Khalid used an entire bottle of sunblock to finger paint my bedroom with, here I am pouting about it online to HF: Me: Khalid painted the room in sunblock. HF: OH NO Me: sigh. I am really mad and trying to remember that he is creative and funny and pleasant smelling but the carpet has…

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I think he’s trying to tell me something.

Both kids have been sick for the past two days, it’s 3:45 in the morning right now, and Khalid has been up since 11:30 last night. He spent most of the night crying and kicking and thrashing around, angry because he couldn’t sleep. The rest of the night was spent in jumping on me and…

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Maybe AntSlayer has a better ring?

As everything in Dubai must either be the world’s biggest, best, or most deserving of a superlative, here we have the world’s hottest, burningest ant bites. Iman was bit by an ant a few weeks ago- I heard her scream from halfway across the house and ran to find her clawing at her foot as…

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JazakAllahuKheiran, Yasir Qadhi -or- Have you stopped beating your wife yet?

For nearly a year ago, delivering a lecture in Dubai where he posed three questions commonly asked by atheists to argue against the existence of God, one of which was: If God is all-powerful, can God make a rock so heavy that he can’t lift it? I was actually asked this question by a co-worker…

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