Christmas has always been one of my favorite times and holidays. I love the cold weather, short days, and holiday celebrations. Growing up in Jordan, Christmas was a different experience than I’m now used to living in the United States. But no matter which country you live in, Christmas is a special time of year […]

I was the first woman in my family to get divorced; it had never happened before. I was the black sheep no one wanted to be related to! My parents couldn’t understand why I got divorced, since they felt I had brought shame to the family.  The day I called my dad to tell him […]

There’s something special about the bond between us girls. Maybe it’s because we understand each other in a way that no one else can. We know what it’s like to feel strong, vulnerable, capable, and scared. That shared experience makes us stronger. That small chat we do during a busy day, like a quick therapy […]

Today, I was amazed by the thoughts that came to me. I was working in the garden early in the morning and picked out some radishes first in season. While picking radishes, I noticed something which taught me a life lesson. Even though they were all in the same plot, some were ready and mature, […]

In Jordan and the Middle Eastern countries, Fridays are equivalent to Sundays for western countries. My mom tried to finish all of her house chores by 2:30 pm to spend most of her time with us. She wanted us all to sit down, enjoy our lunch together and watch a show called CHiPs- a crime […]

‘Such a simple question, but the answer is not as easy as it seems. Before I write anymore, I would like to take a moment to celebrate Mother’s Day with you all mothers out there. My head bows to all of you for who you are and your dedication to raising your family. You keep […]