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Imagination is Kids’ Best Toy

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We haven’t bought any toy for Yaseen for months now. It’s not that he doesn’t want them at all, but when we make him think about value of things he brings into his life, he understands that he doesn’t really want more stuff. When he asks for new toys and we refuse to give them,

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Be a Conscious Kid

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We gave our son Yaseen a Samsung tablet to play with since he was little. He is 7 years old now, and he’s going to be 8 this August. God, how time flies! He is going to be taller than me in a few years. Anyway, the 5 years old device has many problems so

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How Kids Start Cooking

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Sometimes I am amazed by how kids in this generation are so dependent as compare to how I was in my childhood. I’m not sure if you will agree with me, but about 30 years ago, kids had more freedom. At the age of 6, they could go play quite far from home unsupervised. In

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The Best Gift Ever!

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A few weeks ago, after I discovered Minimalism, I started to declutter my home. I gave away clothes and got rid of a lot of stuff. Can I tell you something? It feels so good detaching myself from most of my processions. Do you want to know what kind of stuff we threw away the

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Homeschool Art Class for Yaseen

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The other day Sadik told me that I should get an award for someone who watched the most number of horror movies ever. I don’t know if I truly deserve it, but I can say I watched all horror movies I could possibly find to the point that English horror movies were out of stock

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Happy Birthday Yaseen

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Yaseen is 5 years old today 🙂 My little boy grows up so fast. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years already. Time flies so quickly I don’t even realize he’s such a big boy already. Today is also an Independence Day in India. Yaseen’s school has a flag hosting ceremony in the morning. His teachers

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Happy Birthday Yaseen

Early morning of August 15, 2008 I met the most beautiful boy. He was the most gorgeous creature I have ever laid my eyes on. It was love at first sight, and 4 years later I still couldn’t get enough of him. Yaseen was born on August 15, which is also a date for celebration of

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Air Travel with Children Tips

Until we can effort to have a private plane, I still have to cross my fingers and hold my breath every time we during air travel. Yes, it’s that stressful. Kids cannot be predicted. Even if you try your best to keep them calm and happy before getting on the plan, a limited space and

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Blue Color

Do you remember that dirty blanket smelling like wet dog you couldn’t live without when you were kid? Or a little baby doll that got so chewed up? Maybe a piece of anything that you couldn’t go anywhere without? Didn’t we all once have that cuddly object we felt emotionally attached so much? When I was

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Manage Kids in Restaurant

I have never dined out without kid for the past three and a half years. Yaseen is my best friend and the most hilarious companion. He is a free-spirit, funny and surprisingly energetic. Eating at the restaurant can be a very fun experience for the entire family which also improves the children social interaction skills. But

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