Diana Farid

I Gave My Daughter a Dark-Skinned, Curly-Haired Barbie Doll and Here’s Why!

While trends are not always something I enjoy, there are trends worth celebrating. Of the current trends I highly appreciate are groups and discussions that encourage embracing naturally curly hair, and curvy bodies. It was about time someone stood up against these beauty standards. A girl doesn’t need to have a perfect shape or straight…

Who Said Routine is a Bad Thing?

We all suffer from lack of time, and are challenged every single day that the day isn’t enough for our daily tasks. With motherhood, life gets even harder where you have to shuffle every day between your house chores, motherhood duties and your work. But keeping things around you organized, and having a system, just…

My Weight Roller Coaster Journey

Living in an era controlled by social media –and a group of influencers– we tend to seek their perfection. Although this perfection is mostly fake, surprisingly, it affects our self-confidence –and makes us uncomfortable. Since I have always been a thin lady, it doesn’t feel right to be a plus-size now. Today, is the first…

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Dear Moms: Motherhood Didn’t End Your Life

What’s the one common thing about new moms these days? Hmmmm? Complaining.Yes, every body is complaining. We complain about kids’ hyper activity, about them giving us a hard time to eat, about their attitude when we take them out, their behavior when it’s time to study and the list goes on. Have you ever thought…

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Fatherhood: Between “help” and duty

Who doesn’t need help when it comes to taking care of the kids and managing things at home? Whether you are a full time working mom or stay-at-home mom, it gets crazy almost every day to keep things in place. Unfortunately many women are so reluctant to ask their husbands for help, because they don’t…

The struggles of moms facing judgement from all sides

Ever since I became a mother I have been constantly engaged in new kinds of debates; debates that make me question, “Was I wrong in deciding to embrace motherhood?”. I know that sounds mean but it is the truth, or let me say “the ugly truth”. Out of all the crappy conversations I hate about…

Ten Things only a Mom of Twins Would Relate to

1- That awkward moment when you heard you were pregnant in twins, and all the thoughts that went through your head in a fraction of a second. For me, I couldn’t talk for hours! I suddenly found myself sinking in an endless train of thoughts that somehow diluted my excitement with the pregnancy itself for…

Rahet Bally: Egypt’s Very Own Baby Center

For every mother thinking that her career ends once she has a baby, today’s story will prove you wrong. Having a baby is definitely a new phase of your life, a tough challenging one full of endless responsibilities. The fact that it stops you, or pushes you to your utmost potential is up to you…

A Mother’s Challenge: I Lost my Eye, but Happiness is A Decision

Shutterstock/ Dubova   Every new mom faces a lot of challenges that either make or break her, but the way we react to those challenges is what makes all the difference. Me for example, being a mother of twins, I faced a lot myself, but I felt that the one thing that really keeps me…

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From Bedtime to Birthday Parties, Parenting Peer Pressure

We all have this one person in our lives who comments on everything we do with our kids as if they have the secret rulebook. Sadly, I have many of these people around me. I am not here to discuss who is right. I just want to talk about the pressure they create in our…

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Women and Media

Media and television, in particular, has always been one of the major, most direct factors in shaping people’s behaviour, attitude and perception whether we notice it or not. Regardless of age, gender or lifestyle, each and every one of us is affected by media to a certain extent. Of course the type of media that…

Are you a junk food addict?

Junk food addiction is increasing with a very high rate. According to a survey done by (applesforhealth.com), junk food consumption increased by more than 143 % during the last 20 years only.   Some people, including me, don’t take this problem seriously enough; we think it is only a problem of gaining weight. I thought…