Today marks my blog’s one year anniversary. Happy birthday Desserts & DIYs! HOW IT ALL BEGAN When I was six years old, I started getting constant abdominal pain and vomiting. These episodes would last between a day and a week and resulted in me being hospitalized hundreds of times. You can read the rest of that story here. Today, I’m 21 and I only truly stopped … Continue reading One year blog anniversary!
I can’t believe we’re already down to the last day of March…The good news is, Spring is near! I would say it’s here but let’s face it, most of us are still wearing our winter coats. I realize that I didn’t schedule a post last Sunday. That’s mainly because I had plans that weekend and to be honest, I didn’t have an idea for a … Continue reading Marching into April…
As an early childhood educator, I’ve had the chance to not only teach kids but also learn from them. With no further intro needed, dive into this list of five things I learned from teaching five-year-olds at a daycare. Acting on impulse is always a bad idea I find that children have the ability to move from emotion to emotion very quickly BUT always act … Continue reading Five things I learned from teaching 5-year-olds
Hi everyone! I hope your weekend has been fun, relaxing and refreshing. Since I don’t have a DIY ready yet. I thought I’d share these beautiful pictures I took during a recent visit to Niagara Falls. There’s something relaxing about being by the water. It also reminded me to a) take in the beauty around me b) be grateful about what I have and c) … Continue reading Just Breathe
I had the chance to attend Charité Leo’s first ever leadership camp as a young female francophone and leader. The ‘Camp de Leadership transformatif’ took place at Camp Kintail in Goderich, Ontario, from August 2 to August 4. DAY 1 We went to Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations reserve to learn about the challenges Indigenous Peoples face. First we were ‘smudged’ which is a … Continue reading I Went to Camp and Did More Than Take Icy Showers
Dear dad, father, papa, père, babbo, padre, pai, apa, happy father’s day. Today we celebrate the hard-working fathers and male figures who played a big role in shaping who we are while guiding and supporting us whenever they could. So thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I want to give a shout out especially to both immigrant and Black dads. We know it’s … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
Hey y’all! I am super excited because it’s finally Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak (Happy Ramadan/Blessed Ramadan) to all. Wishing everyone lots of love, happiness, empathy, health and prosperity. Before I begin I want to drop a quick background on what Ramadan is about. What’s Ramadan? It’s a time, every year, where Muslims around the world fast for 30 days- that’s right no food, water or even … Continue reading 10 Ways You Can Support Your Muslim Friends This Ramadan!
There is an Islamic saying that goes likes this: ‘Your heaven lies beneath your mother’s feet’ Does anyone know a similar quote? It can be cultural, spiritual or even something your mother or someone else has shared with you – let me know in the comments below! I’ve always loved this hadith. Simply because I value women.The phrase is beautiful and simple, telling us to … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
While thinking of a new post to write, I was enjoying a delicious Vegan and gluten-free double chocolate muffin from Thrive Organic Kitchen and Cafe here in Toronto… And then it hit me. How did I get to this point? Long story short, I’ve always been a sick child. From the ages of 6 to 12 and 14 to 17, I was in and out … Continue reading Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian-eating human.
As part of a class exercise, I had to read something to my peers. I chose to read three lists which contained very different words. List one is a list of words that other people had used in the past to describe me. The words are: crazy, boring, useless, stupid and pathetic. List two is a list of words that I have used to describe … Continue reading Words are powerful.