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Final Thoughts on the #MormonMuslimMom Project

It’s now been a little over week since Carissa and I concluded our #MormonMuslimMom project, giving me time to reflect on what transpired over the last 2 months. We started this conversation really on a whim.  I commented on a blog post of Carissa’s that I had found through a random Twitter link, because the headline caught my attention. We ended up beginning email correspondence and almost immediately wondered if we might do some type of collaborative project. I didn’t know much about Mormons and Carissa told me she didn’t know much about Muslims either. But we were both moms,…

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Elf-Inspired Christmas “Grams”#SundaySupper

I am so excited about this recipe! This weeks’ theme for #SundaySupper is Holiday Music and Movie Inspired Dishes.  I thought, and thought, and thought some more about what I could make. I knew which movie I was going to use, because it’s a family favorite. But what to make… There was of course the obvious answers – food directly out of the movie -but I wasn’t feeling inspired. Then when re-watching the movie it came to me….Christmas “grams”.  You remember this scene;     So this brings us to Christmas Grahams!!! Homemade graham cracker/cookies.  I thought Buddy would totally…

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What to Pack When Visiting Morocco for Men: Winter

What to Pack for Men Morocco Winter by amandaponziomouttaki featuring Calvin Klein Jeans Sometime ago I wrote this post on what women should pack when visiting Morocco. It has been very popular and made me realize that there are others things that people who are visiting Morocco might be wondering too. What do you pack if your man? What about if you’re bringing kids? So I plan to do a few more posts on this subject. My first women’s clothing tips were a year round approach but I think it’s helpful to break this up into seasons. So today, with…

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Great Grandma’s Spritz and Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake

There are always a few holiday memories that tend to stick with us. Whether it’s a trip to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas morning at your house, complete with pancakes and hot cocoa these memories are what make holidays so special. For me, spritz cookies are an instant trip to Christmas memory lane. Every year my great grandma, and then my mom would make dozens and dozens of these cookies. Every shape was made with different colored dough and sugar sprinkles. My mom still uses a circa 1980’s cookie press to make them! Once a year the dough…

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Carissa of GoodNCrazy on Being a Mormon Mom

Today is the 4th and final installment of #MormonMuslimMoms. I can say, what a week it was. If you tried accessing my site this weekend you likely got an error. Unfortunately my server was overloaded (both a good and bad thing) causing the website to go offline. I am hoping to avoid that going forward!  There was a lot of interest last week in Carissa’s post, generating lots of discussion. This week we’re delving into talking about how we raise our children in our faiths. You can find my post on raising Muslim kids on Carissa’s blog.  We look forward to…

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Our Life in Marrakech: December Update

It’s been almost four months since we moved to Marrakech, and I haven’t done an update post on day-to-day life since October! Lots has been happening since then.  I think that we’ve finally settled down into a normal life, a new-normal life.  I’m happy to report that my surgery was very successful and I am feeling so much better.  It’s amazing how quickly one forgets how sick they were! My boys were very happy to have mom home (I got back mid-November) and were probably more happy to discover the goodies I returned with. While in the US I celebrated…

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16 Screen-Free Toys for Global Kids

I recently wrote a post on tech-toys for global kids with a promise that this screen-free post would be following. Here it is! The older my kids get the more I see them becoming attached to their electronics.  I am the first to admit that those toys serve a great purpose but there’s nothing I love more than seeing my boys curled up with a book, playing a board game, or coloring! When we’re traveling we always face the inevitable…a dead battery.  I always have things on hand that don’t require electricity to operate and boy has this saved us…

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MythBusting 10 Mormon Misconceptions! #MormonMuslimMoms

Yesterday I posted on Carissa’s blog about 9 common myths people have about Muslims, and as promised she’s doing the same today – sharing 10 misconceptions or myths about Mormons (that’s a lot of m’s isn’t it?) We knew when we started this series that we wanted to tackle this topic, even if it’s likely to be controversial. Along the way we’ve asked readers to please be open minded and kind in your responses. We know that a blog post might not change your mind, but we hope that you’ll at least hear what we have to say. —————————————————————————————————————————— First…