And the winner of the print from ‘Life of My Heart’ is…

Congratulations Victoria U.! Email to claim your prize! a Rafflecopter giveaway Tweet ...more

Sponsored: Win a print from ‘Life of My Heart’ (Islamic brush lettering, calligraphy)

Artist Marryam Lum, owner of Life of My Heart, is giving away one A4 print to a lucky reader, and all Slice of Lemon readers will receive a 30% discount off total purchase (use code: LEMON) through July 21 just in time for Eid! This giveaway and promotion is open to readers worldwide. *** Marryam Lum isn’t even 30 yet, and she’s already a successful lifestyle photographer, artist and business woman who’s been married for eleven years and has three kids to boot ....more

No-bake peanut butter cup bars (vegan, gluten-free)

Last week Min and I were invited to a friend’s son’s first birthday, where among a lovely spread of fresh fruit, cheese and veggies, there was a delicious gluten-free dessert (in addition to birthday cake, of course!) The no-bake peanut butter cup bars my friend made were gluten-free and sweetened only with pure maple syrup. And I ate like, three on my drive home. Yes, that was in addition to what I ate at the party ....more

Book update: Feeling the deadline pinch

My book editor has a trip planned to New York in August to go over our final edits before we submit my manuscript to my publisher. Once they get it, they’ll likely have at least a few questions/edits at which point I’m assuming we just sort of pass my ‘script back and forth like we’re in a game of book badminton until it’s ready for publish. I am so excited and so nervous and sometimes I wish I could press PAUSE on the Life Remote I don’t have so I could just write for like, five weeks without any interruptions ....more

Min’s bum knee

On Sunday The Boss and I took Min to an indoor play arena. The weather outside was in the high 80s and BRUTAL. It was so hot, I wore a damp hijab because I needed something cold on my head, and I knew it would dry like, four minutes after I walked outside ....more

Strawberry picking

Over the weekend, The Boss and I drove up to Connecticut to visit The Boss’s family and went strawberry picking at a small farm just a few minutes from my in-laws’ house with my MIL, sister-in-law and Little Lamb. The last time I went berry picking was with MIL a few years ago. This time it was Min’s turn to join the fun ....more

Add to cart//Our tribe is growing

I remember watching a segment on the news years ago about how the Internet was revolutionizing the way people shopped. A woman sat in an empty apartment with nothing but a computer hooked up to the Internet, this new phenomena that common folk were just discovering. The goal was to see if she could furnish her apartment with everything from actual furniture to like, dish soap without leaving her house ....more

‘No Bad Kids’ book winners…

Congrats to Gwen, Linda A., Sadaf S. and Tina B.! Email to claim your copy of ‘No Bad Kids’ ....more

Sponsored: Win a copy of ‘No Bad Kids’ by Janet Lansbury

Parenting teacher and author Janet Lansbury is giving away FOUR copies of her book ‘No Bad Kids, toddler discipline without shame’. Two winners will receive paperback copies and two winners will receive audio books. This giveaway is open to readers world-wide ....more

Beautiful and surreal. He’s not a toddler ‘teen’ anymore.

Min turned TWENTY MONTHS OLD yesterday. And it’s a bitter sweet feeling. It was crazy when he entered ‘double digits’ and then became a toddler ....more