What to Do When Your Best Friend Visits Oman

I retired the term “best friend” many years ago.  It seemed like after a certain age, the people I gave the title to couldn’t handle it with care.  My elementary school best friend was great; but thereafter, the best friends I chose didn't treat me so well.  And the fact that my expectations were so high, … Continue reading What to Do When Your Best Friend Visits Oman

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Four Essential Road Trip Rules

Four families speaking four different languages set out on a four-hour journey from Nizwa to Sur.  With eight adults and six children, the overnight trip was a bit ambitious but we survived.  We had our hiccups and laughs but promised not to consider this venture again without the following rules in place. Assign a leader … Continue reading Four Essential Road Trip Rules

Unschooling in the Green Mountains of Oman

I recently joined a group of Muslim mamas on Facebook who have shared passions—attachment parenting, homeschooling/unschooling, and natural family living.  When I told Urbndervish about it, he lit up saying “you’ve found your niche!”  Sweet soul that he is spoke nothing other than the truth.  I've found a robust group of women trying to live … Continue reading Unschooling in the Green Mountains of Oman

Loving Arabic, Loving Oman, Loving Arabic in Oman

if we were written in the stars the script was Arabic bound by a revelation heaven-sent a truth-bearing tongue evident its place in our hearts eminent The study of Arabic has been a common theme in our lives.  From the fated conversation more than ten years ago when I casually asked Urbndervish about where I could … Continue reading Loving Arabic, Loving Oman, Loving Arabic in Oman