The new phase of self care 

In Finland, they call the first years of parenthood “ruuhkavuodet” which roughly translates into “rush years”. Having one or more young children at the same time and trying to manage house and work and KG and all that can definitely amount to something called “rush”. It’s a fast moving traffic jam. That’s paradoxical, I know….

My Ramadan with a Toddler and Uni Finals

I can’t believe Ramadan*(check bottom) is already over and that even the supposedly long three days of Eid-feast are gone! Again, time flies and sometimes it’s so hard to keep up. This Ramadan was tough. It was tough on so many levels. I began the final exams of my fourth year in college on 4th…

Toddler Toy Favourites

If you’ve been reading my blog posts for a while, by now you probably have reached the conclusion that my son, Yunus, is quite an active child. He is only 20 months old, but moves like a rocket and has immense creativity in his daily missions of both playing and destruction. For the past few…

It’s not a mess

Who doesn’t want to wake up every day to a picturesque, Pinterest-like of a home with everything tucked in nice and neat in cute boxes and with no toys or bread crumbs on the floor and most of the cups and plates in the cupboards where they belong? I believe it is unnecessary to even…

No to Jealousy

I am quite new on social media when it comes to image-sharing. I’ve had a Tumblr blog, Instagram and Facebook for ages, but I haven’t really been active when it comes to sharing photos of my own life. Recently this changed when I started this blog last September. I just felt comfortable sharing some aspects…

When it’s all too much

What to do when everything starts piling up and days start becoming hard to handle? My musings about what’s important and how to relax.

What now?

I like goals. I need goals. Have always needed. I consider myself a very motivated person when it comes to everything and anything I do. However, that motivation always stems from a goal that I have set for myself, whether it is academic success in high school or university or a personal or social milestone…

Post-uni Vibes

Often when we are busy with work or school or life generally, we sometimes try to imagine what it would feel like if we weren’t that busy. It’s hard to picture to be honest. Especially during my fourth year in college, it just felt like the impossible: freedom, relaxation and nothing specific to do by…

Goodbye, Cairo University

Yesterday, Tuesday the 23rd of April, I attended the very last lectures of my undergraduate university studies. The realization that four entire years have passed with the same routine, lectures, study, exams, summer, go back and repeat is just a bit overwhelming. I have to admit that there have been days that I have wished…