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…

10 Must-haves for Baby’s First Year

I have lots of new mommy friends, to be-moms and aspiring to be-moms in my close circles. That is why I thought of dedicating my first post of 2019 to you. So, I made a compilation of the 10 items that made the first year with my baby so much easier. These are based on…

Reviewing 2018

It is hard to even begin thinking of how I would be able to put this year into words. But if I had to choose one word, just one word to describe, symbolize, and represent this past year, I’d say healing. Carrying a baby for 9 months and eventually giving birth to him was the…

What I learned from university in Egypt

Four years of university are slowly coming to an end. At the beginning of fourth year, reading my peers’ Facebook posts praising the faculty and practically writing poetry on their love towards it made me feel almost irritated. I didn’t feel like that at all. Quite the opposite. I felt happy to finally leave the…

A night full of poetry

Back in lower secondary (grades 7-9), I used to be super active at school taking part in the student council, volunteering in event-organizing and tutoring and representing the school in various events. I was very passionate about all the extra work and spent hours after school planning, working on or executing some new project. Towards…

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…

On Pain

  Today, I’ll be featuring a piece written by one of my dearest friends, a soul sister and my high school savior and guardian angel. Aasma is one of the strongest people I think I’ve ever known. She’s stronger than she even realizes. She’s also super inspiring and hence why I wanted all of you…

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…

Suspended in Between

Very often I’m asked here in Egypt whether I miss Finland or home generally. Yes, without doubt I do. I do miss home in its conceptual meaning. But as in missing home as one single place or entity somewhere with certain people in there, no I don’t. And that is because I’ve never had such,…

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…