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مبروك..أنتِ حامل

أنتِ حامل, والأكيد سعيدة بهذا الخبر المفرح الذي سيغير حياتك سيخبرك الجميع خلالها عن الوحام, وصعوبة تقبلك للكثير من الأطعمة وربما كرهك لبعض الروائح حولك, سيذكرون لك آلام الظهر وزيادة الوزن وتشققات الجلد وركلات الطفل ونومك المتعب خلال فترة الحمل, وسيتبرعون لك بالكثير من النصائح التي تأتي من خبراتهم السابقة أو مما سمعوه من فلانة وغيرها… Continue reading مبروك..أنتِ حامل

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Black milk: an identity crisis

The moment I saw the title of the book, I knew what the author meant as if it was written for me. Black Milk by Elif Shafak, renowned novelist from Turkey, is a memoir described as ‘a thoughtful and incisive meditation on literature, motherhood, and spiritual well-being.’ Although I enjoy reading, I am not good at writing book reviews. As a… Continue reading Black milk: an identity crisis

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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..