Category: New York

Suspenders

Brings me his suspenders and keeps asking me to make them tighter. Me: They can’t be so tight that you look goofy. Min: But I want to look goofy. Breaks into song: I AM THE GOOF OF AMEWICA, GOOF OF AMEWICA, GOOF OF AMEWICA, GOOF OF AMEWICA!! (Should we take bets now on how long […]

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Eight months with Gilli

My sweet baby, Today you are eight months old. This month you finally parted ways with the swaddle! You were so content being wrapped up tight, Dada and I just went with it. I thought we were going to swaddle you off to college! You cackle when you laugh and I love how you fall […]

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Mid-swaddle kisses

Today was a long day of mommying. Every time I wanted to sit down, or use the bathroom, or edit a chapter, or take a breath someone needed something. By the time TB got home I was face-down in a pillow with Gilli by my side. Some days are just like this and no matter […]

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How to be grateful on Thanksgiving (Five ways Muslims can show gratitude)

Today is Thanksgiving. And like most families, mine will be seated around a large table with family later this afternoon. We’ll pass the stuffing and gravy. We’ll chit-chat while someone carves the turkey. Most of us will peek at dessert before it’s served. And as is tradition, we’ll go around the horn and everyone will […]

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10 Alternatives to Halloween and Trick-or-Treating for Muslim families

Min is a toddler and Gilli is a baby. Neither of the boys are aware of Halloween (yet,) but this year The Boss and I spoke a little more in depth about Halloween as it pertains to our kids. As in, will we or won’t we allow the boys to partake in the holiday in […]

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