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Alia Hourani

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Alia is a stay at home mom with one daughter, Hanna (2017) and a baby boy due in July (2019). She comes from a huge family on both sides, so loud dinners and get togethers are my thing! She is a native of Memphis and has a degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Memphis. Go Tigers! She loves to go out to the occasional dinner and a movie, but quite frankly, is more of a homebody. Her guilty pleasure is getting in an episode of Judge Judy while eating some junk food in peace during nap time.

Famous Muslim boxer in hijab
Hijab :: What Is It and Why?
hijab hi·jab /hiˈjäb/ noun A head covering worn in public by some Muslim women. I started wearing the hijab when I was 11 years old. It was the middle of the week, the middle of the school year, and right after 9/11. I know…FUN. But before anyone goes jumping to conclusions, let me back up […]
Middle Eastern spices
A Peak Inside My Middle Eastern Kitchen :: Maqluba
In light of the times we are living in, I thought it would be a great opportunity to bring us all together over some warm food to welcome the new year. A virtual breaking of bread if you will. Below, you will find a staple of Middle Eastern dishes that are eaten across the area […]
single mom
Living In a Joint Family Home
After my divorce, I found myself in a situation where I had to make a choice. At the time, I was a stay at home mom with a two-year-old daughter and I was very, very pregnant. I had two choices: I could move into a small house on my own, working full time and paying […]
threenagers
Threenagers And Quarantine
Okay, let me be clear. I love my threenager. But I do not currently like her. It is 12pm and she has made me cry twice today already. I am not here for it. Quarantine has only exacerbated these challenges. I mean, my threenager is never happy unless she is wiping boogers on my clothes […]
Ramadan During Quarantine
Across the globe, roughly 1.8 billion Muslims are beginning to take part in the holy month of Ramadan. For those who may not be familiar, Ramadan is a month of purification when Muslims dedicate themselves to serving God and focusing on things like fasting, abstaining from sins, giving charity, and praying- A LOT. In many […]

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