Tumkeen is a stay at home mom. She loves living in a multicultural suburb of Detroit. She relies on her faith to guide her through parenthood and life but also uses humor and sarcasm to make it more flavorful. She likes writing, baking, and reading the news. She and her husband believe in raising their large family in partnership and open dialogue. And when that gets too much, they hide in their closet and laugh together at the silly things the kids' say, while eating some candy!

Craving Daylight: Shining a Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

It’s that time of the year again. The time that creeps up from behind and overpowers me. In my world, fall is not about pumpkin-spiced beverages, hayrides, apple orchards, and changing colors. It’s about longer...

The Secret Life of a Fat Mom

It’s the elephant in the room that no one likes to talk about. No, not the mom who has to lose a few pounds. Nope, not even the big-boned mamas out there. This is...

Introducing Tumkeen A…a Troy Mom

Hello, My name is Tumkeen, and I am a stay-at-home mom. I have six kids ranging in age from one to 16 years old. Yes, I’m dealing with diapers and drama, rolling eyes and rolling...

Hellos and Goodbyes, A Letter to My Kindergartener

My Sweet Daughter, What a big girl you’ve become! I remember you trying to hold my fingers tightly when you took those uncertain first steps. Today, you insist on doing everything by yourself. Good for...