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Cultural Diversity…

  I come from a culture that is bound to make you feel protected at times, or lack privacy and personal identity at other times. It is very acceptable to get comments like 'you are still not pregnant' after being married for few months and receiving endless (usually unwanted) advice on specific alternative medication that… Continue reading Cultural Diversity…

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TrashPack and Peer pressure..

  My son H has recently been interested in some kind of toy products known as 'Trashpack'. You collect these small toys, and/or exchange some with other kids and brag about how much you have been collecting. The more collection you have, the more impressive you become between your peers.   I wasn't sure initially… Continue reading TrashPack and Peer pressure..

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Smiles.. and a lesson for me..

  A conversation with my children (was in Arabic and sounded much better before my translation here :D):   Me while taking little R to the bathroom, "babies love to smile, be like them. It's good to smile as much as you can". U: "but why grownups don't smile so often?" Me: "because they forget… Continue reading Smiles.. and a lesson for me..