How Nara Changed My Life! 

I was going through a bad time in my life, feeling lost, depressed and just so blah! 

My kids were growing so fast, they started to hang out with friends all the time, Adam started going shopping with his friends when i use to buy him everything! It felt that my kids don’t need me anymore! I felt that me being around all the time is no longer important! I started letting my son know in advance if we were going out on a family lunch or dinner! Were before that never happened we always went out together and did so many activities. 

I felt like i wanted a baby! I know its mad! Why would i want a baby!! I wanted to feel needed, It sounds crazy yes! My kids still need me and will always need me but at the age they are in now they just wanna hang out with friends and do their own thing and I totally understand, no doubt i want the best for them and i know that this is so normal at this age. 

I needed something and i needed it fast! So i decided to get a small puppy, we do have an American Akita but he grow to become taller than me mashallah, I needed a dog that will always stay small in size so i can carry around, so i got a pom and called her Nara and oh how she changed my life! People around me noticed the difference in my attitude and mood they started telling me how happier and peaceful i became i smile and say Nara 😉 I always heard of animal therapy but never really understood it fully and now i so do and i highly recommend it! Now when the kids are out Nara is always around and she is the cutest thing ever. 
Some benefits of Animal Therapy:

– Lifts spirit and helps with depression.

– Provides comfort.

– Reduced boredom.

– Lowers anxiety.

– Provides non-stressful environment.

– Provides motivation to move more. 

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Blessed With Two In Arabic 

السلام عليكم، 

بلشت المدونة من قبل جم سنة، و كانت دائماً بالإنجليزي لأن أسهل علي وايد إني أعبر و أتكلم بالإنجليزي لان عندي صعوبة إني أتكلم و أصيغ الجمل بالعربي و لغة عربية أصعب و أصعب و الطباعة بالعربي هذي سالفتها سالفة بعد! وايد بطيئة و ياخذ مني وقت طويل! بس وايد كانوا يقولولي و للحين يقولولي لازم أبلش أكتب بالعربي خصوصاً انه احنا بالكويت و هذي لغتنا الأساسية و لأن أبي أفيد الكل و أشارك قصصي و تجاربي مع الكل قررت أبلش أكتب مواضيع بالعربي. ما راح أكتب باللغة العربية البحته بس بحاول كثر ما أقدر كلامي يكون زين 😊 و انشالله خير. 

راح أحاول أجمع بين اللغتين بمواضيعي، و راح أبلش أترجم مواضيع أصلن أنا كاتبتها من قبل بالإنجليزي و أنزلها مرة ثانية بالعربي. 

Thank you and much Love to all.

Cleaning with Sunshine

  

Laundry! We do laundry every single day! Everyday is laundry day to us especially with two teens in the house. 

We all know how hot is in Kuwait and how strong the sun is! During the summer, there are alternative ways of doing your laundry other than the usual washing machine. The purifying power of the sun will help you save money and the environment! 

Let’s talk mattresses, bed bugs and mites love the dark and moist environment of your mattress. However, these pests can’t stand sunlight, brightness and low humidity. Is it barbecue weather outside? Perfect! Stick your mattress directly in the sunlight!

 Push those mites over the edge; strip off the sheets, brush off the mattress and vacuum it well. Afterwards, put the mattress directly under the sun, typically on a balcony or terrace. After leaving your mattress to roast in the sun for 3 hours, most of the mites along with their eggs won’t feel so much at home there. This procedure should leave the mattress mite free for a good while.
Caution: Latex mattresses should not be exposed to the sun – as the UV rays can damage the material and overheating may cause warping.
Sunshine isn’t all good!!

You’ll probably want your laundry dried by sundown but take care! You might be tempted to stick your best shirt in intense sunlight, however, if your laundry dries too quickly in the sunlight, it can damage and discolour certain fabrics.
Remember not to leave your wet laundry under the glaring sun forever; just 2 hours may be enough. Once the washing is dry you should bring it in, otherwise your beloved clothes can get annoying white stripes from the washing line. Since some detergents contain optical brighteners, clothes can get yellow or green spots, simply because of too much sun!

Tip: Turn your clothes inside out to reduce the risk of any stripes.

Gotta go do laundry now haha! 

Deal seeker 

People that know me well know that I’m the biggest deal seeker there is in Kuwait haha! Seriously I love when I find good deals and it gives me that feeling of yay!! 
On my free time or in between errands I would pass by every now and then to wander around and try to find stuff. Today I passed by City Star and found great stuff and couldn’t help myself but buy a few things! 
Here are some of the thing that caught my eyes and I got 
  

How cool are these mat plates!! Around 300 and 400 fils  

  

Loved these around 950 fils 

Got a carpet for the hallway and paid only 1.500 kd for it 

I couldn’t resist these sets!! 4 kd now tell me that’s not a deal!  

SKIN CARE

I try not to use any chemicals and always go natural when it comes to my skin and specially my face! 
Some of the things I use and really Love and recommend for skin care 

   

              

 – I use cucumbers for my eyes.

– I use Nivea cream for my everyday face moisturizer. 

-I use deep clean Neutrogena face wash everyday when I wake up in the morning. 

– I use cactus oil every now and then for my face as a facial. 
– I use bananas, honey and yogurt to make a facial. 
– I use coffee as a body scrub twice a week. 
– I use coconut oil to moisturize my face at night. 

Mama Is Depressed

Functioning Parent While Depressed

Everything is harder when depressed can you imagine how harder it is when your a mom with millions of responsibilities!! It’s crazy, no no it’s over crazy!!
The hardest thing really is how to act normal and not let your kids see any difference in your actions, emotions and daily behavior.

Many mothers with depression are less likely to engage positively with their kids and that’s the hard truth about depression, so can you imagine how hard we have to work to put this play on that everything is ok!
I recently left my job, it might not be the wisest choice but for me it was the best choice! I was stuck in a job where I was seriously dying I hated it beyond imagination and I felt like I had no purpose going to work everyday from 7.30am till 1pm doing nothing! Nothing at all!!!! I would rather be at the gym! Do errands! You know what I mean!
Jobless for a month and feeling lost, don’t know what I really wanna do in life. Feeling distance from my kids although trying my best to be so normal and the same me around them but it’s very hard it breaks my heart at times, thank Allah that my kids are old enough to not be needing me 24/7 and their off school and always having something to do with friends and cousins

I try very hard to ignore the little super-mom in my head telling me to buck up and deal. Because while I do believe in pushing myself to stay active and functioning when I’m depressed, I’ve also come to realize that it’s important not to push too hard! It’s ok it’s totally ok to feel like staying in bed all day and not wanting to do anything but eat!!! We are humans and we need to feel weak sometimes! Feel blue and feel sad! But the most important thing is that you know that I can’t stay like this forever! You need to fix it and fix it right. Everyone of us can in their time and way! We are all different and what works for me doesn’t have to work with you!