The Cutest Farmer’s Brunch For My Baby’s 5th Birthday!

Yep, my lil one is FIVE! (MashaAllah!).  It's crazy how time flies and these little people running around me remind me now and again! So for his 5th birthday I didn't plan or throw a big party, but instead, we spent some quality family time at the lovely Farmer's Brunch at The Ritz Carlton Doha. …

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Book Review: Grandad’s Island

Death is a difficult concept and grief is a complex emotion to deal with even for the adults, let alone the kids. When my dad passed away, it was a struggle to explain to my kids where Baba (that's what they call him) went. Like most of us, we told them that Baba has gone back to …

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Giveaway – A signed copy of Mobeen Ansari’s latest book “White In The Flag”

I am SUPER excited about this one! Because it's a brilliant book that showcases the diversity of Pakistan by my favourite photojournalist Mobeen Ansari (read his EXCLUSIVE interview).I am delighted beyond words, to be giving away a signed copy of his latest book "White In The Flag- A Promise Forgotten".  Here's what you need to …

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Disney-Pixar’s COCO – An Animated Movie About Death!

Last week I went to the premiere of the new Disney- Pixar movie COCO and Olaf's Frozen Adventure at Novo Cinemas at the Mall of Qatar (which btw was something else! This 19-screen megaplex is home to the largest IMAX with Laser screen in the MENA region!)  Although it was a school night, I made an exception when choosing …

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Book Review: My Eid Mubarak Story Book

Raising kids outside your home country always comes with its own set of challenges. The toughest of all being, keeping them close to your cultural roots. We as parents have to make a conscious effort to teach them things that were a part of our daily lives- be it the language or the festivals we celebrate …

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