Travelers In Doubt

They had stopped along the first strip of shops that came into view. They had been driving for hours along a small deserted road and being confined like that was suffocating for her. They walked past the small piano. Though dilapidated, he was sure it had seen better days. She wandered into the store. He…

Reading : Paving the Way to College

You have probably read countless articles on the importance and impact that reading has for students. Among the obvious advantages like building vocabulary, enhancing comprehension and providing in depth knowledge, there are also intrinsic values such as mental stimulation and relaxation! But how does reading, specially from a younger age, help pave the way to…

Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up: Sparks Joy or Triggers Anxiety?

Lay Flat. Fold sides. Roll in thirds. Repeat. Have you joined the Marie Kondo cult as well recently? Are you now de-cluttering, re-organizing, buying perfectly sized baskets and rolling up your clothes in pretty little rectangles, so they can stand on their own? I take it then, you have binge watched the new Netflix show ‘Tidying…

Stand Up, Stand Out !

It’s never too early to stand up, speak out to help bring about change! Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a youth director who has been fighting for climate change for over a decade. Malala Yousafzai started talking about girl’s education when she was just 11! Standing up for what you believe in takes courage and a certain…

Ten Things That Make Me Happy

Starting this New Year on a happier note! Keeping it simple this time. Ten things that make me happy! In no particular order. Except number ten, which is actually number one.

Thai Peanut & Quinoa Salad

Dinner in our home starts off with a salad at the table. Always. Typically it is a garden salad, but on occasion I will try to jazz things up and make something different. Sometimes the new salads are met with ‘seriously mom, beetroot salad?‘, and other times, they are eaten up without a word! This…

Gearing For Change? Perhaps.

I spend a significant portion of my day behind the wheel. Starting from the early morning drop off to school, groceries, errands and after school activities – it all adds up to many miles in my car and multiple trips during the day! You could perhaps say that I’m a high mileage mom! My vehicle…

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

From the best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns comes Khaled Hosseini’s brilliant new short work of fiction, Sea Prayer. 

Have you read an audiobook yet?

I had been wanting to read  ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng for the longest time. It had become one of those books that everyone had read and I was lagging ridiculously behind. (Yes I know. It’s not a race.) A friend of mine quietly shared that she had a copy, and I was quick to ask…

Author Spotlight : Aisha Saeed for Amal Unbound

About the Author Aisha Saeed is a Pakistani-American, New York Times bestselling author of Amal Unbound, which my daughter and I recently read. You can hop over my blog post to read a spoiler free review. She is an author, mother, lawyer and the founder of ‘We Need Diverse Books.Her previously published book was a YA story…