Alia Al Mazrouie: Little Haven Nursery

Alia Al Mazrouie, co-founder of Just Falafel and mother of Rouda (7) and Abdulla (5) is about to make her dream a reality. This month, she is opening Little Haven Nursery which is built around the rights of a child. Despite her busy schedule, she…

Biracial Families

A few months ago, there was a minor uproar in the US about a Cheerios commercial where some viewers were unhappy with the representation of a mixed ethnicity couple. I ran to YouTube, thinking there was something this couple was doing that must be offensive.…

Signing Out and Logging In

I didn’t consciously make any new year’s resolutions – the date was just a coincidence, but on December 31st I closed all of my social media accounts. As social media de-toxes are all the rage, it’s a pretty acceptable excuse. So when I failed to…

Blaming “Jealousy”

As a parent I am riddled with self-doubt, therefore prone to second-guessing and overanalyzing every new obstacle thrown at me on this parenting journey. Like most, my fundamental desire is to raise happy children with intrinsic hearts of gold. So when faced with tough situations,…