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.

Holiday vibes: My trip to Finland

It was November and I was all busy with preparing for the term exams when I had a casual video call with my little sister and brothers. My dad jumped into the camera and saw Yunus laughing at him out of recognition. Just then and there he decided that a year was too long of…

A day in my life

Welcome back! Today you’ll be following me through a day as a busy uni student+mother! This day is a bit different though. My husband is traveling and thus I’m staying over at my mother-in-law’s so that I’m not alone all day. Things look slightly different when I’m home, but this is also a piece of…

I need to pause

Often when we are faced with difficult situations in life, we are suddenly forced to stop the wheels of life and rethink everything. What happened? How did I get where I am now? Do I regret some decisions I took? Can I make this better? Can I move on? I call these moments “drawbacks”. Not…

5 tips for a successful outing with a baby in Cairo

Cairo is simply a huge city with a humongous population (over 20 million). It can make many things a bit hectic (just a bit), especially traffic. But as a result of the city’s size, anything you want to buy, find, fix or especially EAT is definitely available somewhere. The market is enormous here and shops…

He’s not having it today

Yunus is not having it today. Looks like he finally understood what our new daily routine is all about. He’s fine with the rest, but the part in which I leave him for at least 4 hours to attend lectures is not appealing to him. And he’s not having it. The interesting thing is that…

Sleep, o glorious sleep!

Have you ever been jealous of a cat? I have. In fact, this very morning when I saw Elsa (my cat) I felt extremely jealous of her. She does basically nothing other than sleep day and night. Oh how I miss sleep. Long weekend mornings, uninterrupted 7 hours of sleep, you are missed dearly. These…