Nora Moustafa

How speaking Arabic to our children became a challenge!

A few months back, I was invited to a birthday of an eight-year-old girl –a friend’s daughter. I gathered my kids, bought a present and headed to the celebration. Everything was perfect, until my daughter came up to me and told me she is unable to mingle with other kids –because she simply could not…

It is ok to be normal; the world needs more normal people

I often find myself wondering what the hell am I doing on this earth? I ask myself deep questions like are we really born to pay the bills and die? Why am I locked in a big, modern, fancy office with lots of cables around me, and three telephones ringing at the same time? Will…

The Relationship Goals We Should All Have

With a lovely picture from the cartoon Up in the background, or an old couple holding hands on a bench in a garden, or maybe a black and white photo of a man tying his wife’s shoe, Egyptians have set their relationship goals. I have been watching single ladies, ladies in relationships, or even married…

Being an Egyptian Fat-o-nista

I took a glance at myself 3 weeks ago as I ran by the big mirror in my office building: Washed off size 18 denim jeans, check. Black and white XL t-shirt, check. My husband’s shirt on top (allows flexibility and gives room for free movement), check. Purple cotton socks (to absorb all day sweating,…

Why you shouldn’t dress your children like an adult

She walks into the club. Her tight leggings so flowery, tiny Uggs on her feet, nails freshly painted pink, mini jean skirt, and brown leather jacket. I look at her and wonder, “she can’t be older than 7 years. Why is she dressed like that?” Her mother walks right after. I now know why she…

Your children are Tech Addicts? Whose Fault is it?

  When I first started typing this article, my true intentions were to write about how over-usage of technology among children and teenagers nowadays negatively affects their lives. But that changed the minute my almost 3 year old daughter came out of her room, and called my name about 30 times before I answered. I…

From Wild Parties to Piano Lessons

 How my life drastically changed after having my babies   This has got to be the hardest thing I have ever had to write in my whole life. This could also be the hardest thing any new mother could read in her whole life. Simply because, it’s quite shocking to read about how your life…