Posted October 15, 2013 // Planning, Weddings // Comments Off on What's your honeymoon profile? Article written by Uzma Jalaluddin The origin of the word 'honeymoon' is a little muddy. Some sources say it comes from an ancient Babylonian tradition, where the bride's father supplies the new couple with enough mead (honey based wine) to last an entire moon cycle.
Growing up in the 80's and 90's, only a few of the uncles and aunties I knew were divorced. Judging by the tearful confessions I overheard, they probably should have considered it, but divorce never seemed like an option. The shame, social stigma and financial burden was too much to contemplate.
Posted October 11, 2012 // Parenting, Relationships // Comments Off on Educating your children in the digital age: a school teacher speaks Article written by Uzma Jalaluddin When it comes to high tech toys, I'm a bit of a dinosaur. Whenever my friends plan an event on Facebook, someone is appointed to call or email me, the sole Facebook holdout.
Posted May 29, 2012 // Uncategorized // Comments Off on How to kindle a sense of adventure Article written by Uzma Jalaluddin I had an epiphany recently. It happened after I tried to schedule a fun activity with friends. But finding a time when everyone was available and not busy tending to kids, spouses, parents, or jobs was next to impossible.
Posted April 3, 2012 // Living // Comments Off on Wrinkles: what's not to love? Article written by Uzma Jalaluddin You couldn't pay me to go back to 21. At an age when the world was supposed to be my oyster, I mostly felt lost.
Posted November 1, 2011 // Living // Comments Off on No one's immune from friendship dram-o-rama Article written by Uzma Jalaluddin I thought I was better than this. I thought I was oh-so mature. Above it all, if you will. Other people crave drama like adrenaline junkies, but not me.
Posted August 11, 2011 // Lifestyle, Living // Comments Off on Opinion: I would feel naked without my hijab Article written by Uzma Jalaluddin I really, really want to go to France for my ten year wedding anniversary in a couple of years. Where better to celebrate this momentous occasion than on top of the Eiffel tower?
Posted May 20, 2011 // Living // Comments Off on Teaching boys and girls: the difference Article written by Uzma Jalaluddin The first question I asked my grade 9 English class this September was, "What do you notice about this class?" My students looked around, shy and unsure, but the answer was obvious.