Photo of Farida Osman’s Dad Being Father of the Year Will Melt Your Heart

Photo of Farida Osman’s Dad Being Father of the Year Will Melt Your Heart

  Egypt’s favorite swimmer, Farida Osman, keeps winning everyone’s heart one day after the other. The 22-year-old champion made history by winning the bronze medal in the women’s 50m butterfly final in Budapest, and winning Egypt’s first ever medal in the World Championships.   While we have been going on and on about the unstoppable mean water […]

Dear Arab Parents, Stop Making Your Daughters Wish They Were Married

Dear Arab Parents, Stop Making Your Daughters Wish They Were Married

I was recently exposed to a situation, where I found myself having to explain to a several number of older-aged acquaintances that telling their daughters “wait till you are married, and then do X” is a faulty logic. I am not a parent myself, and some may think that this already makes me unqualified when it […]

She Can Stop Time: I Support Egg Freezing 100%

She Can Stop Time: I Support Egg Freezing 100%

By Rasha Mansour

  When I was 29-years-old, I was told to hurry up and marry. That women are most fertile in their twenties and that I must have a baby, really fast. I was shown a graph of what happens to a woman’s fertility throughout her thirties and early forties. So, as a good girl who does what […]

This Arab Generation Doesn’t Want Marriage or Kids, Here’s Why

This Arab Generation Doesn’t Want Marriage or Kids, Here’s Why

It seems weird, right? Going against our cultural norms or what most would refer to as “human nature”. A desire for life-long companionship through a spouse and offspring. We were raised with the concept set as life goals in our society. A goal that once is achieved, we are meant to feel some sort of […]

Dear Egyptian Idiots, Stop Asking Moms Why Their Kids Are Uglier Than Them

Dear Egyptian Idiots, Stop Asking Moms Why Their Kids Are Uglier Than Them

Every week I read a status on Facebook of mothers complaining about comments they get in the street by strangers about their kids’ looks. I’ve always found these useless remarks frustrating, especially that parents are usually initially shocked that they fail to tell the stranger to eff off. Now that I’m a mother, I became […]

Single Egyptian Women Over 30: Would You Freeze Your Eggs?

Single Egyptian Women Over 30: Would You Freeze Your Eggs?

  Women have one major concern when it comes to being single: motherhood. The peer pressure females everywhere are subjected to and fear of their own biological clocks is unbearable. Most of us at one point of our lives rushed ourselves into relationships that had no potential because what if we wait and never find the […]

6 Mommy Bloggers in Dubai to Follow

6 Mommy Bloggers in Dubai to Follow

By Monaliza Wahba

Mothers are not rare to find. Good mothers are. When the doctor handed you your baby for the first time and you held those little tiny hands, did you ask yourself, “What the hell am I gonna do now with this little tiny creature? How can I be a good mother for this baby?” Our mamas brought […]

We Asked 14 Egyptian Moms to Confess and These Are Their Guiltiest Secrets

We Asked 14 Egyptian Moms to Confess and These Are Their Guiltiest Secrets

When you think of Egyptian moms, you imagine honesty, warmth, sacrifice, but as an Egyptian mommy myself, let me tell you that we are nowhere near perfect. We are exhausted, we dream of five minutes of privacy and we are damn ecstatic when kids leave the house. We do miss you, but please let us […]

Mommy Diaries: Power to the Mamas

Mommy Diaries: Power to the Mamas

  My kids have been on their Spring Break all week. It’s been fun, but there is a trend I’ve picked up on that’s really beginning to piss me off. I’m pregnant. I’m very pregnant. I’m as pregnant as can be pregnant. So for me, I would always rather be sitting on the couch than […]

How Becoming a Parent Made Me a Less Judgmental Person

How Becoming a Parent Made Me a Less Judgmental Person

If you think motherhood’s greatest challenges are sleepless nights, changing diapers, finding the right nursery and school or taking a shower without a screaming toddler at the door, you are in for the surprise of your life. The weirdest and most unexpected thing happens the minute you turn into a mother. Your personality changes 180 […]

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