Raising Awareness About MLD: The Story Behind Rumaisa & Zara Kindness Rocks
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Raising Awareness About MLD: The Story Behind Rumaisa & Zara Kindness Rocks

I got married while I was doing my MBA at the age of 22. I conceived right away and wasn’t really happy about it as I wanted a two-year break before starting a family. My pregnancy was smooth, without any complications, and went well till the end.  Rumaisa’s Birth On 21st Oct 2002, I gave…

Raising Autistic Twins: How I Became The Warrior Mommy
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Raising Autistic Twins: How I Became The Warrior Mommy

The first year of my life after becoming a mom to twin boys was beautiful, and to be honest very tiring as well. It was and is a lot of work raising autistic twins and managing them by myself since I was living in the UAE, in a home away from home and family.  The…

Raising a Child with Special Needs: Craniosynostosis
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Raising a Child with Special Needs: Craniosynostosis

If you are a parent of a child with special needs, or if you just got to know that your child is differently-abled, and you are scared about how you’re going to deal with it, then BINGO! This article is just for you.  Be calm, have patience and try to make strategies on how to…

Raising Sulayman – The Journey of a Dad Raising an Autistic Son
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Raising Sulayman – The Journey of a Dad Raising an Autistic Son

Sulayman is my firstborn and the kid that gave me the privilege of being called “Dad”. As much as we like to think of all our kids equally, that feeling you get from your first child is unique. For the first 12 months, he seemed like a typical newborn, but after about 14 months, Sulayman…

Schools and Prestige: The Admissions Race in Karachi
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Schools and Prestige: The Admissions Race in Karachi

Wake me up when it ends.  That’s exactly how I feel these days about the ongoing admissions race and process in our beloved city, Karachi. It’s that time of the year when every social gathering, every waiting area, be it that of a salon or the doctor’s, all you’d hear people talk or discuss is…

Raising Boys: From The Diary of a Feminist Dad
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Raising Boys: From The Diary of a Feminist Dad

Let me start by stating that I am the lucky father of two wonderful girls, and unless the missus and I experience a prophylactic mishap, that’s it for us.  In our case “bachey do hi achay” (we’re good with just two kids) so I’m most probably never going to raise a boy. Whatever opinions I…