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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..

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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..