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Oral Health Priority – A Shifting Paradigm

Although the new age should ideally bring about a frenzy in oral care and oral health awareness among people (or so we like to believe!), it is indeed on the contrary! Yes, the advertisements on television are more refined, the oral care products on supermarket shelves are more superior, the dental offices are equipped with fancier appliances and instruments and we as public are more aware of the oral care products. But even then research shows that oral diseases are on the rise. Diseases like dental caries (tooth decay) and…

Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Coated Dates

That year, we didn't go to homeland for the vacation. It was the first time in ten years that I hadn't gone. We chose to spend Eid in Saudi Arabia. My family chose to spend it back home. We took the children to Riyadh to visit their cousins instead.   For the kids, it was fun; they had their uncle and cousins. My husband had his brother. It was me, feeling a bit homesick. I had chosen to not see my family.   Riyadh was fun. We traveled, enjoyed the new places and came home ten days later. My father had, as he usually does,…

An Expat and a Jeddawi: An Interview With Nailah

Do you ever wonder about other women’s lives? Like actual real day-to-day, hard working women? So often I meet one and think wow, she looks so great, works so hard and seems to get so much done! I wonder what she is doing to keep it all together like that. Or hear about someone and think wow, I wonder what she is doing so well, and how can she do all she does… without collapsing. We admire them and often have them as mentors. With that in mind, Pathways will be interviewing women and posting their interviews here in our…

Simple Tips of Controlling Kids’ Screen Time

Are we saving our kids from gaming addiction? Is limiting screen time a positive approach or a futile attempt? Won’t our kids be left behind technologically if we don’t allow them to use any gadget? Is it really worth the exhaustion of constant haggling with kids over minutes and hours for their screen usage? These are the biggest concerns, which constantly haunt every parent’s mind. According to the latest guidelines by American Academy of Pediatrics, issued in 2017, screen time for children from 2 years to 5 years of age,…

7 tips to manage conflict effectively during the festive season

One of the ‘gypsy girl’ traits is to explore unfamiliar territories.  Conflict management is not a ‘gypsy girl’ theme and although I flee from conflict, it is a really intriguing topic. Festive seasons mean new beginnings, happy reunions, family get together etc.  We are optimistic to expect happiness and peace.  Realistically, that may not be the case all the time and every time.  We as individuals have done very little or no exploration into conflict management/peace-building strategies.  A little bit of awareness,…