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How the Spindel saves you time and money on laundry day

I have this love/hate relationship with doing laundry. Isn’t it great to conquer that dirty laundry pile and pack away freshly cleaned and folded laundry? Everything is so neat for a whole 10 minutes. But why must children make endless piles of laundry? It’s never ending. First they make mountains of dirty laundry. Then somehow, their clean clothes also get thrown around the place for God knows what reason and then you don’t even know what is clean and what is dirty and oh  ...

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Why we’ve banned Peppa Pig for our kids

No, it’s not because pigs are haraam to eat and hence to watch because that’s ridiculous. So before all the Peppa Pig fans come at me with their pitchforks just hear me out. I too was a fan of old Peppa back in the day. But the more we watched the more uncomfortable I felt with not the stories they were telling but rather Pepper’s less attractive qualities. One of my big issues with Peppa is that she’s rude and dismissive of Daddy Pig. Yes, Daddy Pig is a bit silly  ...

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How this pregnancy’s been different

Aside from being an impatient B and being constantly sick, this pregnancy has been both similar and very different from the last one. Similarities being that it’s been (touch wood and continue making duas that it stays that way) health wise uneventful. I’ve also had no morning sickness barring the first week when we found out. But this pregnancy has brought on something the last one didn’t: cravings. So far it’s been: Cold milk Avocados Vegetable spring rolls from  ...

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Dead

Guys, I’m so tired today. We had a busy weekend with my mom’s 60th party on Saturday and I was just too exhausted today to prep any blog posts for this week. I’m currently lying in bed, writing this on my phone and this is basically just a stream of consciousness. Sorry! I’ve had enough sugar today to debilitate a diabetic so I made a healthy breakfast smoothie for tomorrow morning: bananas, peanut butter, honey, oats and chia seeds. I’m hoping to drink all the  ...

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