It’s always important to step back and think of how you want to enjoy your life. Read the rest of this entry
There’s something interesting about what happens to a parent in SUMMER. A mix of relief and anxiety. Read the rest of this entry
I am Thankful that I survived my first Ramadan in Canada! Read the rest of this entry
Always be thankful!
Life has many ups and downs Read the rest of this entry
Disney seems to really understand me….
I really wish that my girls always keep the kid in them as I believe in everything magical and I still find the wonder in all things Disney.
My father’s (May he rest in Peace) favorite ride at Disneyland was It’s a Small World. I still tear up every time I hear that song.
Even though we still haven’t done the Disney family trip yet I do believe that every Disney movie reminds me of my inner child.
Now with that said I feel like there’s so much more to every song from every Disney movie I’ve watched.
I have emotionally gotten attached to singing “Let it go” from the movie Frozen for every situation in life that was out of my hands and can’t change. I’m sure every one can relate to that on many levels.
Well I’ve evolved from having “Let it go” as my soundtrack to “You’re Welcome” from the movie Moana!
Disney can always find a song from Disney that truly makes me feel better or express my emotion. It’s a fact Disney gets me!!
Making Life Memorable with every Disney Soundtrack!
Everyone has a special place in their heart for their mother. Sure let’s admit it there’s always times we don’t seem to see eye-to-eye but we grow up and realize “Mother knows best”!
I really find myself understanding my mother a lot more now that I have children of my own. I find myself saying things and realizing I sound exactly like her and try to resist laughing when I see the reaction on my daughter’s face knowing EXACTLY what is going through her head ready to tell her “been there done that”
But at the end of the day we love them with all our hearts and know that we need to cherish them.
There’s no better way to celebrate our Moms with actually giving them a National Holiday called Mother’s Day…. Now being from the Middle east we celebrate Mother’s day on March 20. Now that I’m in North America this year I’ll be wishing my mom a Happy Mother’s day on May 14th from across the Atlantic…. A lot further than i’d like but that’s life, we have to make the best of it no matter where we are.
So Starting today until the day I’ll be posting Mother’s Day Theme posts. From little snippets for all those in Edmonton, Alberta on things around town as inspiration of what they can do for their mom’s or for themselves!!!
Making Life Memorable for all moms and daughters.
As with every second child there’s always a guilt factor of giving more attention to the first….. I think we all end up trying to overcompensate….Fact of the matter is no matter how we justify it the first will always have firsts and seconds will always have it second.
The love for them is the same but…. somehow different. In my head it sounded to make sense. I’m probably saying what many mommies wither completely disagree with or think it but won’t admit it.
Don’t take me wrong, second child is the one that has more will to get what they want. They have a personality that is the go getter (at least mine is!) They have Pizzazz and spunk.. REAL spunk. They are not afraid to say what’s exactly on their mind.
So because I have the mom guilt of highlighting Jennah in my “Back in time” post and I must be fair here’s Zeenah’s Then and now!
Making Life Memorable equally!
I find that there’s a similarity between living in Kuwait and Canada…..Sounds totally out of wack I know but it involves the weather.
There were many times when I would have the perfect plan of how I would like to spend my day….Ha ha ha! Jokes on me, you can’t always plan especially when there are so many external forces working in another direction.
So many times when we were in Kuwait I would have the best outdoor plan to take the girls and we wake up on the day and it’s just way to dusty to go out let alone spend the day outdoors.
Well much to my surprise we have cancelled several “outdoor” plans in Canada because of too much snow!!! When we thought it had all cleared up we wake up to a few inches of snow and spend it at the mall or movies instead.
So when I planned the girls’ Easter weekend to go to an Easter event at Prairie Gardens and realize its not happening when read online:
* Hop! Into Spring Festival – Cancelled *
Due to the extremely wet, snowy and muddy conditions – we’re sorry to announce that we’re cancelling the Hop! Into Spring Festival this weekend (April 29 & 30). Apologies for any inconvenience.
We just had to change the plan and just do something in the warmth of the indoors….West Edmonton Mall it was!!!
Stay tuned to see our visit to Prairie Gardens!
Making Like Memorable no matter what challenges we face!!
There’s nothing more important than to help your child learn the act of selflessness …. Jennah is participating in a distance challenge where she will swim as much as she can for 2 hours!! This is to help raise funds for the Alberta Diabetes Foundation and the Olympian Swim Club.
Zeenah will also be participating but on a smaller scope off course!!
Check out Jennah’s donation site CLICK HERE
Please help Jennah reach her goal by donating for a good cause!!! She’s Making Life Memorable one stroke at a time!!!
One of the nicest things since I’ve moved to Canada is that I don’t have to work so hard on recreating a celebratory atmosphere for the girls. Everyone celebrates too!!
With Easter around the corner everywhere I look are bunnies, eggs and chicks….So much to choose from that I end up feeling extremely overwhelmed and the fact that I still don’t have my usual plan. I’m going to miss my usual Easter egg hunt in my garden with my playgroup peeps!
Yet there’s so much to do around here I hope that I venture out to at least one event!
We did get to go to West Edmonton Mall and were surprised to see the bunny photo Op….I really felt like i was in one of those movies….My version would definitely be a “National Lampoons” one!
You can get yours done at West Edmonton Mall until April 17 at the Centre Stage, Level One, in front of Hudson’s Bay
Mon-Thu Noon to 7pm
Good Friday & Sunday Noon to 5pm
The girls loved all the fancy decorations on the stage and getting some cotton candy must have been another highlight too!!!
So If you haven’t already and you’re in Edmonton I suggest you get hopping and start Making Life Memorable!