We are a family of 4, one Egyptian, one Lebanese and two halves. My husband Abe, myself, our oldest son Joe (soon to be 3 years), and Bill the baby who is turing 11 months soon. We live in Canada. We try to combine the best of all 3 cultures to give our kids the best we can. It can be challenging sometime but great in others. One thing you will notice a lot is Joe calls me by my first name. I get asked a lot if it is a cultural thing. It is not at all. I tried to get him to call me mom but he prefers to use my name. So I let it be and I don't make a big deal out of it.
I studied Geology in university and loved it so much. When it came to working in the field I was not a fan of the constant travelling and separation from my family. I decided to be a homemaker and then a stay at home mom. My husband is a software engineer who is always trying to offer us his absolute best. This means he is always busy, tired and behind on things. So, I am with the kids 99% of the time. Abe leave the house around 9 AM and coming back about 7:30 PM. Our kids are usually in bed by 7:00 PM. They only see their father on the weekends. I try to do as many activities as I can for them during the week and I also try to look for classes I can register them in. During the weekend it's their time with their dad. We try to go out and do more activities revolving around Abe playing with the boys.
As any family, it seems like there are always things to do and we are always running around. There is no time to stop and think. There never seems be time to re-evaluate. So I decided to start this blog to get to share these moments and have the ability to reflect on them with other people. Hoping to get support and ideas how to break out of this routine.