Recently I had someone ask me..."why do you do this?" Why do I share my life so openly, why do I share my journey of motherhood, why I blog and Instagram. For a second it threw me off guard because I was in a time where the haters and the lack of support and negativity were at a high, and my initial thought was "yah why the heck am I doing this?" Then I sat back and the clarity set it in.Read More
Moments. We all need a moment sometimes. A moment to breathe, a moment to feel, and a moment to just be...be you without feeling any responsibility in the world. I've said it before and I'll say it again, motherhood is the most exhausting yet best thing that's ever happened to me. I truly wouldn't trade it for anything in the world, even on my most horrible days. One of the things, I've felt, that has brought me comfort and sanity is taking time for me; to grow as an individual and just for a few moments "not be a mom." I mean those last few words in the most respectful way. I truly have come to learn that when I take these moments for myself, I come back feeling refreshed, happier, energized and with more love in my heart for my family than ever! Since I've dedicated 2018 to NURTURING, it has to start with nurturing myself; my body, my mind and my heart, so in turn I can nurture the relationships and roles I carry in this world. So here are some of the top moments I take for myself that bring clarity and joy in my motherhood journey.Read More
How do I even begin?
When you came into my world you showed me a love I could never have imagined. From the time you took your first step and spoke your first word, I was right next to you rooting it on. Every milestone you reached, I felt was a day of celebration and wanted to shout off the rooftops, (and I probably did on IG). You, my sweet boy Q, have taught me the true meaning of unconditional love!Read More
Motherhood is H-A-R-D! It is not for the faintest of heart. It's about being selfless, having no sick days when you've got the nasty flu, feeding them before you feed yourself and the list goes on. I find myself juggling between being deep in the moment and enjoying every second, to being completely stressed out that Q hasn't gone down for a nap and will be overtired and not sleep at all. For the longest time I wanted to be perfect for not just Qaayam, but for Imran and myself. I wanted to ensure Q was getting everything he needed while still being able to juggle all the domestic duties, and ensuring we were living the most healthy and productive lifestyle.Read More
Why now some may ask? Am I late to the game because I didn't start a blog when I found out I was expecting or once my little dude was born? Maybe! I believe everything in life is about timing and doing things when you feel ready. I'm not the most creative person, or the best writer, but that's not what this is about. I've been so inspired over the last 18 months by women, especially new moms who have taken to the online world to share their experiences, give advice, showcase their fashion finds and most importantly be vulnerable. And now I can say, I'm ready to be vulnerable. To share this crazy, amazing, thrilling, emotional shift in life from being an individual to becoming a mother.Read More