Timeout For Mummy

This post was inspired by the writer over at Autobiographical Reflections. My mother is sitting in the kitchen, eating the pempek that Dad bought home from Indonesia. She’s reading a magazine and seems… Continue reading

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry. My ex-psychiatrist once subjected me to the brutal allegation that I am victim to sibling rivalry. Of course, it seems merely amusing now, but then, it hurt me a great deal.… Continue reading

How I Engage Yasin in Play

Yasin loves to be engaged in play. As his sister, I try my best to adapt and tailor play to his needs. He has a gazillion cousins and cousins-once-removed, all of whom love… Continue reading

Guest Post: I Am Yasin’s Brother

  This post was written by one of Yasin’s brothers. Short, sweet and to the point. Hello, I am Faris. 11 years old, turning 12 in 15th of June 2013. As you see… Continue reading

Weekly Update

For the past week, Yasin has had a pallor about him pointing to the one thing that our mother dreads (especially for Yasin) – the flu. In case you didn’t know, when Yasin… Continue reading

What’s “Wrong” With Yasin?

Faris, Yasin’s brother, came up to his Mummy today and said, “Mummy, why is Yasin like that? My friend asked me and I didn’t know what to answer.” Well, as this is Faris,… Continue reading

AF’s and Yasin’s Favorite Books

To be very honest, we rarely read to Yasin. At least, ‘rare’ compared to AF’s reading schedule when she was little. But, the times we do read to him, he tends to get… Continue reading


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The Green-Eyed Monster of A Special Needs Sister

Daily Prompt – Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship?  The last time I was really, truly jealous of… Continue reading

Guest Post: Yasin’s Heart and Mine

Yasin’s aunt, Ode, wrote this for him. I believe in the ties of the hearts because I believe what Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: the believers are like one body – kal jasadil waahid. When… Continue reading