The new phase of self careĀ 

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….

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…

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,…

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…