Buttons Joy.

Tiny colorful things are joy! so are buttons. Today we gathered our buttons and tried making two crafts. A bracelet & Clothespins cars.


For the Bracelets we needed

  • Some assorted buttons
  • Some pipe cleaners. Abi wanted purple and Ib wanted yellow, so we chose these colors.
  • A pair of scissors
  • something to secure the edge, paper tape etc


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I am better at expressing my feelings as typed words as compared to having to speak them all out loud. And I have loved comics more than half of my life. Agnus. Archie. Marvin. Peanuts. And later in life I read XKCD (using the XKCD Explained) and felt awesome.

I had thought about drawing comics strips myself, at one point in time (specially after I read the story of Grove who wrote Love is.. comics, read it here)  just to see if i can do it, but then my drawing is pretty awful, I prefer painting any day. And i cant paint or draw with two toddlers. Then I found out couple of online comic strips creators and I got hooked.

I am brainstorming for the name, but what ever it be – I hope to illustrate the daily cute and messy mayhem of muslim toddlers.

My first and second strip:


Toddlers imitate, how often we try to teach them things that they dont seem to learn and then they pick up random habits from us. This incident made me mindful of my random utterings as well, because my kids are watching.

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A toddler’s imagination! hehe.


On flossing and Miswak.

It took me 30 years and almost 2 teeth to understand the importance of flossing.


Last year when I visited the dentist for toothache she advised me to start flossing. ‘How many times a week‘ I, the naïve asked. She laughed and responded “ideally twice a DAY”.

I thought ‘what a joke! I have hardly ever flossed in my entire life and survived till date. I should be good for next 30years as well’.

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Healing a Broken heart.

I am a woman, a wife, a mommy and a human being. And that being said I proved I have survived heart aches.2781bec9b54da09c878a245200b9156b

Years ago when I first realized that there is something missing in my heart, a strange feeling of being incomplete, a craving of being loved despite the flaws and shortcomings I have – I thought this is the sign of my coming to age, my time to look for a potential mate. Continue reading