I get some questions from time to time asking what it’s like having kids here, being a mother and trying to live everyday life. Dubai, to many people is part of an unknown world. I certainly did not have much reason or opportunity to visit before moving here, so I give my sympathies to those… Continue reading Raising Children in Dubai
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, and it is believed that this time is when the Qu’ran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. This month is a time of faith and sacrifice, from sunup to sundown all Muslim who are healthy and able will refrain from drinking or eating including gum, no… Continue reading Ramadan Kareem, 2017
Disclaimer! This post is from my perspective in my own daily life and experiences. I am a mom of multiple children, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, married, live in Dubai as a family (not in our home country). What my family has experienced or me individually will not or… Continue reading Being an Expat Can Bring Your Family Closer Together
It’s pretty obvious from the blog name that I am Mormon, which means I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints. It is indeed a christian church (The word Christ is even in the name). So what is like being Mormon among Muslims? Easier than being Mormon among other Christian… Continue reading Christian Church in a Muslim Country
I had my very first experience with henna a while back here in the UAE! It was pretty neat, a little different than I expected as well. Looking back at a previous post and the demographics of UAE, it is easy to see why henna is fairly commonplace. Henna has a very long history in many… Continue reading Oh My, Henna!
The date fruit, what is it?! I had no idea what a date was, it looks like a giant raisin and I am not a huge fan of raisins. Dates are bountiful here in the UAE. I wondered why they are so popular and what they taste like, there seemed to be a large variety… Continue reading Dates – A Treat Full of Tradition
Researching what Ramadan is about and what Muslims do during this Holy time, I couldn’t help but see some connections to some LDS practices. The first Sabbath of each month (traditionally the first Sunday but here in the UAE we go to Church on Friday), we have what we call Fast Sunday. On this day… Continue reading Connection Between LDS Fast Sunday and Ramadan