Fighting Entitlement with a Dose of Perspective

I have written about not guilting kids, and that doing so actually has more negative effects than benefits.  But there is a fine line between guilting and readjusting a child’s perspective.  Especially when it comes to being grateful, empathetic, and understanding.  If you are too careful about avoiding any guilt trips, you may run the…

Nurturing Photography in Kids

It is often said ‘start ‘em young’ but you don’t want to go too hard-core early getting them into a hobby and have them backlash against something that can bring a lifetime of joy.  That’s certainly how I feel about introducing them into photography, I would rather indirectly have them casually experiment and organically ease…

Top 5 Reads 2022 (Part 1)

Here are some good reads I had the pleasure of reading in the past 6 months, most of them non-fiction. As always I like to take in a range of genres to keep me stimulated and read outside my regular comfort zone. Let me know of you read any of them and what you think…

Furnishing A New House On A Budget

So apparently I have done something wrong in a previous life, because I am now moving houses.  I realize this is a first world problem, but it doesn’t make it any less tedious knowing that I have self inflicted unnecessary stress to my already hectic life.  Having said that, you don’t come out of a…

Gimme my Halloumi – Hot

I can live my entire life on just eating bread and cheese, I just love it! One of those cheeses is Halloumi. It is a very interesting cheese, originally from the Middle East – primarily Lebanon, when eaten raw, halloumi, an unripened cheese, has a bit of rubbery, squeaky texture. But because of its high…

Arizona – A desert beauty

What a day it has been?  What was expected to be the quickest and easiest part of our entire trip ended being the most stressful.  We were supposed to get a cab at 9:30am to go to LAX Airport and depart at 12:30pm to Phoenix.  Notwithstanding the last minute cancellation the night before for the…

House Moving Tips

Although I enjoy house hunting, the actual packing and moving is as fun as pulling teeth (if not less). For some reason this task usually falls on me – or most of it does, from disassembling furniture to filtering out most of my things before the move. This is definitely what nightmares are made of,…

A Good Ol’ Shakshuka

A traditional easy breakfast option care of Middle Easter cuisine. It ranges from country to country but the basics are more or less the same, and as this breakfast further trends in more cosmopolitan restaurants, save the money and make it yourself – it’s basically fired eggs in a red sauce with spices. You’ll be…

Disney’s Anaheim – Enjoyed it a little more than I should.

So first “overseas” trip in the COVID era and all its wonderful restrictions – although we travelled to British Columbia and Alberta earlier in the year, and technically Canada-US travel is semi-domestic but was an experience nonetheless.  It was a full time job just understanding the testing requirements, quarantine timelines (especially for kids), and all…

I’m back – a longer Break than expected!

So instead of two weeks it’s been 4 months. I don’t want to bore you with all the details but it’s definitely been hectic. The summary of it is, I am back and hope to start blogging again – I missed it! (I hope you did as well). But the long of it is, I…