Ramadan not only serves as a time to reflect with relatives and friends, but to also enjoy delicious meals together. Whether it was a collective and joint effort of each family bringing a dish to contribute at the mosque, or relatives and friends would host Ramadan dinner in their own homes, those memories are what made Ramadan extremely exciting for me.
This summer, while we're feeling like we're missing out because most 'things' are cancelled, we are happy that exercising is NOT one of them! In fact, on the spectrum of safe activities to engage in right now, exercising outdoors alone or in small groups is very low risk!
This is Mother's Day 2020. Each year this day is so very special for mothers and mother figures (and the little ones who love them). The need to share the special moments that we will remember for years to come is more important than ever as we continue to navigate our days. While most of us may be physically separated from our extended family members, here are a few of the memories we can still make on this day celebrating the love, kindness and strength of mothers.
I always thought I was going to be the type of mom that went big on Halloween. Every inch of my house would be decorated, my family would have creative and elaborate costumes ready by October 1st and festive songs like Monster Mash and I Put A Spell On You would be playing throughout the season. As with many fantasies about motherhood, now that I’m actually a parent, this is far from the truth. And here is my confession, you guys: As a parent, when it comes to Halloween, I just can’t.