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Breakfast in bed


My youngest will be having an early birthday party today. Her actual birthday falls on a school day this year. She is turning 8.  She is having a friend sleepover, she’s all excited about the cake and the friends coming, … Continue reading

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Conversation over pancakes


My six-year-old and I share a love of pancakes on weekends.  Some of our most giggly moments are spent in the kitchen mixing the batter and arguing about what shapes to make.  I can usually fool her into accepting simple … Continue reading

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The soda fountain of youth


“Do we all have to die?” my six-year-old asked me as I was putting her pyjamas on last night. Taken aback, I had to think fast and finally replied: “People usually die when they’re old. At the end of their … Continue reading

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The kid in us (continued)


I make it a habit to sit quietly and listen to kids talk. A wonderland of wisdom disguised as childish exchanges awaits us if we take the time to actually hear what our little people say. The way these young … Continue reading

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Conversations with a dreamer


I have these meaningful talks with my kid. They usually go down when I’m driving my (now scratched) car on the highway, with my little one in the back, strapped to her seat and philosophizing about things in between ordering … Continue reading

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Moments of Happiness


I was recently having lunch at a Scandinavian Ambassador’s residence in Abu Dhabi. During the meal, the Ambassador’s husband was telling us how the best part of going to his country at this time of year is the cover of … Continue reading

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Under my skin?


“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up … Continue reading

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Heading to the Magic Kingdom


“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” Walt Disney So, we are heading to the incomplete Eurodisney to give our little four-year-old girl her birthday present.  A trip … Continue reading

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On unconditional love


“Our kids are pieces of our hearts, walking the earth” An Arabic proverb I often heard while growing up, in school, on TV, read in books, yet I never truly realized the real meaning of the words until I was … Continue reading

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Home


In life, a number of places can be called home.  Our first home, where we grew up, our first apartment when we left the nest, the home we built with our loved ones to start a family, the apartment we … Continue reading

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