Eid Mubarak, a Bedouin Joke, conversation with my son…

Al-hamdulilah I have a very happy tummy and I think I have no requirement now to eat goat meat for at least another month….

My husband told me the following joke ages ago. I am generally rubbish at joke telling and remembering, but this one stuck in my head…

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Life After Birth Project Submission| Umm Saleh

Submit Your Story  Umm Saleh Blog – Desert Chameleon “Am I woman enough?” Life after birth is like before it happened you had something over your eyes and then in the blood, the pain, the loss of dignity, the loss of control, the shock, your eyes are opened. You see clearly. When you look at…

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First trip to the sea

Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem. I don’t remember the first time I went to the sea. My parents and I travelled a lot when I was little and I don’t think they would remember that first moment either. In the summer we went on a little family outing to the seaside, and Insha’Allah I will not forget it. […]

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Parenthood

Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem If I am honest becoming a parent was a bit of a shock. You are catapulted into reality, previously having held such opinions as “all he needs are some boundaries” and “when I am a mother I will never do A or I will always do B”. Fed by the fantasy “my child will […]

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