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My mom’s visit

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Asalaamu aleikum wa rachmatullah wa barakatuh,

Here I am, sitting on the sofa with my baby girl next to me playing with her new baby gym. Just a few hours ago I was on this same sofa talking with my mom, telling her how much as would love to come with her to Hurgada. Now she is gone, she left this afternoon, after a week long visit.

After I heard that our trip to Alexandria was canceled, I really was looking forward to my mom’s visit. She especially wanted to be with me on my birthday. So a week ago she arrived, ofcourse not empty-handed. She had a suitcase for her own luggage but also a large bright blue bag full of goodies and gifts from Holland. Ofcourse I couldn’t wait to open that large bag, but it was late so I waited till the morning.

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Battle of the Boobies

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Asalaamu aleikum wa rachmatullah wa barakatuh,

Up to 10% of women develope postnatal depression (PND) in the first few weeks after birth. It’s not to be taken lightly, untreated it can have serious consequences.

It can happen to anyone, I myself was lucky but there was a moment that I was balancing on a very thin line. As the title suggests, I was struggling with breastfeeding. The first weeks were fine, my parents and sister were with me. But when they left it quickly went down hill.

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My Valentine

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Asalaamu aleikum wa rachmatullah wa barakatuh,

I’ve already posted something about how I met my husband and the start of my spiritual journey. Today I want to share with you the day I became a mother. This story is not for the faint of heart.

It happened on valentines day 2016, I was already passed my due date. All my pregnancy I joked about having a valentines baby, but that morning around 9 it became reality.

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Something something something

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Asalaam aleikum wa rachmatullah wa barakatu,

I think by reading the title of this first post, it is clear to you, that I have no idea where to start. I’ve been living in Egypt for a year now, and I’m in dire need of a hobby. I love writing. Back in the Netherlands I had penpals, I enjoyed writing letters and sending gifts to them. It was always a pleasant surprise to receive something back. Unfortunately since I’m here, I had to give up this hobby because of the “nonexistent” Egyptian postal service.

The idea of starting a personal blog has been in my mind for a while, but I always found a reason not to do it. I was either, thinking that I didn’t have original ideas or assuming no one would read it anyway. Which are both utter nonsense! I have plenty of ideas, and I’m sure someone will open this blog by mistake. Anyway, I’ve decided to go for it!

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