Dear Daughter,

You are growing up in a world where the female body is everywhere for public consumption, where women’s most valuable assets are displayed on a daily basis. These women are conditioned to believe that their bodies are a commodity or an access pass to the most exclusive circles. How am I to raise you to …

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Friday is the best day

Fridays were always my favorite days since I started school and then entered the workforce. I would wake up on Fridays mornings knowing that the week was almost done and the sweet relief of the weekend would shortly be upon us. Then I had kids and out the window went the anticipation of sleeping in …

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Motherhood a Self-Love Journey

I’m the oldest of seven kids and therefore I was born with an extra weight of responsibility and standard to live up to. Both my parents lost their own parents really young, therefore neither of them learned to be parents from anyone but themselves. They escaped from a civil war in Somalia, with no certitude …

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Life lessons with a toddler

This is how an afternoon stroll turns into a discussion about God with my three-year-old. One sunny afternoon in early spring, I took my daughter who was three and a half at the time and my three-month-old son for a quick walk outside. The trees were still naked with no leaves in sight, but it …

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