Now more than ever, more and more women are entering the workforce, and dedicating themselves to create a new form of business. This hardly existed even 10 years ago. Yes, I am talking about the rise of Mom Influencers. Many women are baffled by the concept of being a Mom, let alone, focus on being an influencer also. Yet, that is a field, which a Mom can work as much or as less as she wants, while staying home, and being there for their own family. Also, if you follow some key Instagram Influencers, you will find that most are going through their own everydayRead More →

Full Disclaimer: This post is based on MY own experience and my friend circle. It does not at all apply uniformly to all Pakistani women or maybe not even to girls of today. That said, this article is indeed aimed to all my fellow gal pals who are in their 30-40s and know how what I am talking about. Itโ€™s interesting to receive so many requests for this topic. Or should I say, kind of concerning. It is interesting that majority of us have an arranged marriage, as coming from Pakistan. It is automatically expected of a new BAHU to excel at the relationships thatRead More →

Tamatar ki chutney ho tou aisi! I was introduced to this chutney at my Aunty Sayedahโ€™s place while growing up in Jeddah. This was staple at their household. However, it was a supremely yummy treat for me! I can easily eat spoonfuls of this. This chutney is cooked, so it can stay good up to a week. Or maybe more. We never have any left at the end of the week to know otherwise. INGREDIENTS Cooking oil : 1/2 cup Rai Dana 1 TBSP (black mustard seeds) Garlic paste: 1/2 tsp Fresh green chili: 2-3 slices (as per your hotness liking) Whole red chilies :Read More →

This perfectly straight forward cake can be made with kids, as it does not require any special equipment. We made this as part of joyful activities while practicing social-distancing. Plus, you will NOT believe the secret ingredient which makes this awesome! Its water! Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup Cocoa 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup boiling water Frosting (recipe follows) Directions 1. Heat oven to 350ยฐF. Grease and flour a baking pan of your choice. 2. Stir together sugar, flour,Read More →

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Every mother wants to know how to teach children to do chores. She soon discovers that she has to go through certain phases when teaching children how to pick up after themselves . This starts with asking the child nicely, followed by repeating oneself continuously. Unfortunately mothers soon progress to raise their voices and getting frustrated. Iโ€™ve been there and know it all too well. Iโ€™ve discovered that for my teenager and tween twins, the best thing is to make them in charge of their own tasks . This ensures that all my children do chores. Easily said than done, right? The technique I useRead More →

Calgarian Fall means it’s time to break out the soup pot and make a wholesome yummy spicy pot of the Hot & Sour Soup! It’s perfect on its own or to serve as starter. My recipe is based on trying several online versions and creating this mix for myself. So if you make it, do share the source , thank you! Also, I know you will ask about the Chili Garlic Sauce I use, so here is an image. It’s available easily in Walmart and all other major grocery stores. Ingredients Chicken stock Shiitake mushrooms 1cup chopped Tofu medium hard 1 cup cubed small BeanRead More →

The Children’s Reading Place was on my list of places to visit in Calgary. That said I need to always be mindful that while I have a pair of twins who are nine years old now, I need to also cater to the taste of my teenager. With high hopes and my own childish excitement for books, I booked the visit by going to the website for Calgary Reads. Don’t do a walk in, as you may be refused. This is of course all in keeping with the purpose of making the reading place fun for everyone who visits. We arrived at the venue aRead More →