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Defining {Home} When You’re an Expat

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“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you” ~ Christian Morganstern quotes “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” ~ Matsuo Basho I’ve …

Amanda MouttakiDefining {Home} When You’re an Expat

{Guest Post} Caity from Where the Heart Is

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There are thousands of American expats around the world and I love sharing their stories! Caity studied in London during university and has decided to take the plunge and become …

Amanda Mouttaki{Guest Post} Caity from Where the Heart Is
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Finding Faith in the Baraka of Old Men

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This year really tested my faith in a lot of ways. In the US it’s common to hear among Muslims (and specifically convert Muslims) how they simply can’t wait to …

Amanda MouttakiFinding Faith in the Baraka of Old Men

Great Big Eid Giveaway

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I hope you’re all having an amazing summer. I’ve been busy readjusting to life here in the United States while we’re visiting. The weather is much cooler and my boys …

Amanda MouttakiGreat Big Eid Giveaway

Why I Write

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My friend Saira at Confessions of a Muslim MOMma-holic recently selected me to participate in a blogger “chain letter” of sorts talking about why we write. This came at an interesting time …

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Hijabi Guide to Staying in a Hostel

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When we went to Lisbon in May I gained a new Twitter follower who calls the city home. She mentioned in a comment to me “it’s great to meet another …

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12 Delicious Couscous Recipe

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Couscous is one of the simplest side dishes to cook. Sure the instant couscous sold in store aisles can’t hold a candle to real Moroccan couscous but it can be …

Amanda Mouttaki12 Delicious Couscous Recipe