Mother of Cancer Survivor Shares the Most Inspirational Message About Their Journey

Mother of Cancer Survivor Shares the Most Inspirational Message About Their Journey

  We all know someone who was young and healthy, yet unfortunately had his life turned upside down in a second after a cancer diagnosis. For a while now, I’ve been coming across posts of a young brave boy called Zein Youssef who has been battling cancer.   Zein has been diagnosed with high-risk stage […]

The Scoop Behind Egypt’s Most Talked About School: Mavericks

The Scoop Behind Egypt’s Most Talked About School: Mavericks

  Just like thousands of Egyptian parents, I’ve been recently panicking over schools. You have hundreds of choices, yet only two or maybe three actually impress you. The fees are out of this world, the assessments are humiliating, and you feel lost. Then along comes a school with a mission and an out-of-the-box education method. […]

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

by Alia Zayda

  There are countries in this world that forgo academic subjects altogether, countries that support inclusive education, more and more people understand the beauty of homeschooling, and then there’s us; with our uptight international schools that want robot kids.   I can see the amount of stress, anxiety and panic Egyptian parents are going through because […]

Parents Explaining What Being Muslim Means Today Will Break Your Heart

Parents Explaining What Being Muslim Means Today Will Break Your Heart

Being a Muslim in the Middle East is no walk in the park. The constant acts of terrorism and hatred make it very difficult for outsiders to see the peaceful and selfless religion we believe in. You have a constant urge to defend your faith, your belief and assure everyone around you that Islam is […]

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

So November is around the corner and to some it might be just the start of a gloomy weather, but for an Egyptian parent, it is the time for meltdowns, hysteria, valiums and nightmares.   We’ve got two words for you: School interviews. Rumor has it that they are scarier than Voldemort, more painful than […]

7 Moments That Are Basically Every Egyptian Parent When Their Kids Fall Asleep

7 Moments That Are Basically Every Egyptian Parent When Their Kids Fall Asleep

Life as a parent is nothing like I’ve ever imagined. From tantrums that start the minute I call my boss on the phone, to sleeping with a child literally on the top of my head, constantly thinking about ways to entertain that little fireball running around the house on a mission to destruct and more. […]

Egyptian Parents Block Corniche in Protest to the Disappearance of Subsidized Milk

Egyptian Parents Block Corniche in Protest to the Disappearance of Subsidized Milk

  This morning, tens of parents took to the streets, with their babies on their shoulders, to express their anger over the disappearance of subsidized milk and the rise of non-subsidized milk prices in the market from 15% to 30%.  They blocked the Corniche road, close to the Egyptian Medicine Company, the main supplier for subsidized milk, […]

13 Reasons Why Egyptian Parents Shouldn’t Be Allowed on Social Media

13 Reasons Why Egyptian Parents Shouldn’t Be Allowed on Social Media

By Laila Gamaleldin

Parents often like to reminisce about the good old days before smartphones and social media existed. They don’t need to remind us of the fact that they grew up in a social media-less world though, it’s quite evident through their use of technology. Here are a few things most Egyptian parents are guilty of.   […]

9 Reasons Dads Are Every Arab Girl’s First and Biggest Love

9 Reasons Dads Are Every Arab Girl’s First and Biggest Love

No matter how much you take your father’s love for granted, deep down you know he will always be your first, last and only unconditional love, and when he leaves this world, your core is shattered and no man will ever take his place. It breaks my heart every time I sit with women who […]

11 Things You Realize When You’ve Lived with Your Arab Parents for Too Long

11 Things You Realize When You’ve Lived with Your Arab Parents for Too Long

We’re lucky we don’t have to worry about managing a household until we’re actually married. And though I’m grateful to not be paying the bills and having the responsibility of an entire house, there is a time when staying with your parents for too long is more damaging than healthy. Although we should feel that […]

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