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Why We’re Not Donating to Charity in 2018

Yes, you read the title right. We will be significantly cutting back, if not completely eliminating, our monetary donations to charity in 2018. Our Charitable Goals For most of our marriage, we have donated without a plan.  We donate for holidays, or when people asked as part of fundraisers, or disaster relief (natural or man-made).  […]

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Future Proofing Your Children: Activities

This is the latest in a recurring series.  Find all of them here. “I hate dance class! Write a big ‘X’ so I don’t have to go anymore!” Rogue Two is in dance class as I write this.  As I’ve mentioned before, he’s the only boy in the class, and the only one not wearing “dance” […]


The Only Thanksgiving Post You Need

Perhaps I exaggerate. As a Muslim married to a Christian, I have the opportunity to celebrate twice as many religious holidays as most people.  I suppose it also means I have the opportunity to be twice as sacrilegious when I say I think Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday. Eid-al-Fitr, the holiday at the end […]


TL;DR Tuesdays — November 21st, 2017

This is TL;DR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) Twosdays, where I summarize two interesting articles from the InterWebs.  Slightly different than roundups on other blogs, I’ll tell you what you need to know about the article and discuss its significance. This concept is inspired by my father, who sends everyone in the family articles links by […]