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Terrible Two’s

DIARI IS TWO Someone recently asked me how I managed to get pregnant with Diari after all the trouble I was having. It kind of surprised me because I didn’t have trouble getting pregnant with Diari at all. Then I realized that, because my husband and I intentionally waited until one year after we were married to have kids, people…
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This 4th of July: Independence, Immigration, & Trump Nation

Trump Nation Over a year after the 2016 presidential elections, I am still in denial. Sometimes when I hear a new White House scandal on the news, I feel like I am living in a never-ending nightmare. I can tell you exactly where I was and what I was doing when news of Hillary Clinton’s loss was announced. I still…
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Dairi and Daddy: Happy Father’s Day!

Father's Day, coming in the shadow of mother's day, graduation, and Ramadan, is often forgotten. For many of us, our dads can be our sources of lifelong support, love, and lessons. In celebration of Father’s Day, I decided to just bless your feeds with a million Diari and Daddy pictures. Mind you, it is almost impossible to get good shots…
Indianapolis, IN
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Aicha’s Eid Outfit Inspo: Looks For You and Your Little One

Eid Muslim Holiday As Muslims, we don’t have that many official holidays to celebrate, so Eid is a huge deal! More importantly, Eid is actually a celebration of accomplishments and the blessings we have to be thankful for. It’s kind of like Ramadan is school, which prepares you for the world, and Eid is a graduation to say yay, we…
Indianapolis, IN
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How to Succeed as a First Gen College Student

College Tales On March 25th, 2016, I had a 10-page paper due in one of my hardest classes. It was a rhetoric class, and to this moment, I could even tell you the teacher’s name. I worked my butt off, and even started the paper early. At the same time, I was carrying a whole person. 7-pounds of Diairi sitting…
Indianapolis, IN
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