Fragments of Friday

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Dealing with:

moody weather, messy-again kitchens, occasional-nap-fighting-toddler, growing-taller-preschooler. Dealing with scattered-blocks-on-the-floor, discarded-tangerine-peels-on-the-table, half-a-dozen-milky-murky-sippy-cups-adorning-the-counter, and a camera-with-over-flowing-photos. Dealing with a clean-crumpled-ball-of-laundry-in-dryer, grimy-glass-table-finger-prints, little-girl-hairbows-and-bangles-on the-floor.

Reading:

Painted Hands by Jennifer Zobair, The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep  (see aforementioned occasional-nap-fighting-toddler above) by Dr. Harvey Karp, and Julie & Julie: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell. Lately Z has been enjoying The Apple Tree by Mariam Al-Kalby. I leave books all around the table and house which I admit can look messy, but that’s the only way I get to read. I also tend to skim and I re-read books a lot.

Sharing a a few images from this week.

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paint spattered cream leggings…oh well.IMG_4857 IMG_4864 IMG_4865-2

Throwing playdough; love the way the sunlight caught all her flyaway hair.

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The photos I love taking of my children aren’t the ones in which they are looking at cameras, but rather the ones in which they are focusing on something else (like playdough above), or just lost in their childhood worlds, so when the camera does click, it’s simply capturing a real moment of that day. Natural un-posey images are the ones that talk to me most.

And a favorite Quran Ayah below:

 “Do they not see the birds above them with wings outspread and [sometimes] folded in? None holds them [aloft] except the Most Merciful. Indeed He is, of all things, Seeing.” (Quran 67:19)

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About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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