Feedback on Feedback

Feedback on Feedback

Feedback on Feedback Is Feedback Reassurance?   It was a warm Autumn evening and I had promised my kids that they could go for one of their last swims in the pool before we close it down for the season. The kids dressed themselves in their bathing suits and were ready to splash in except…

Ramadan Diaries

Ramadan Diaries

Ramadan Diaries 2021 Personal Reflections on Days 1-14 The holy month of Ramadan started on the eve of Monday April 12, 2021. Some Muslims observed the first day of Ramadan on Tuesday and some on Wednesday. Why the discrepancy? Ramadan follows the Islamic lunar calendar. The advent of a new moon means the beginning of…

Rapunzel’s Mom

Rapunzel’s Mom

Rapunzel’s Mom Fairytale Fridays Here is a brief magical moment in time that reminded me of a fairytale. “Rihab, your hair is like Rapunzel’s now. So very long”. I brushed Rihab’s long black hair.  Rihab laughed as I passed the comb down her tresses freeing them from knotty tangles.  “Mama, all my friends in school…

Learning to Drive

Learning to Drive

When I Became a Driver Tuesday Timed Writing Sessions Natalie Goldberg is known for her book, “Writing Down the Bones.” One technique she offers everyone is her practice of timed writing sessions. The basis is to find a prompt, set the timer for seven to ten minutes, and start writing non stop without lifting the…

In Search of Solitude

In Search of Solitude

In Search of Solitude (with 3 kids)   But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths. ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet I recently read the highly-acclaimed Letters to a Young Poet and…