Hi, I’m Rana! My battery runs on the magically energizing effects of coffee and Disney pixie dust. When I’m not mothering my two princesses (and loving husband) I can be found in either my kitchen cooking away something yummy, or at my computer, writing about our family adventures around Metro Detroit and our Family Travels (especially Disney related). I’m honored to be part of the diverse and intelligent group of women that is the Detroit Moms community!

Back-to-School Organization: 5 Tips For Success

Back-to-school season is officially upon us! After a fun-filled summer break, it’s back to the rise and grind of the school year and the daily rush we parents know all too well.  You know the...

Detroit Mom’s Travel Series: Chicago

We’ve been visiting the city of Chicago with our kids since they were babies. I’ve always loved big cities. And so do my kids, especially my oldest daughter. So the first time we visited...

A Week’s Worth of Teacher Appreciation Ideas

I’m a former elementary school teacher. While I’m no longer in the profession, but having taught my own classroom for a few years, I can tell you that while being one of the most...
children celebrating Ramadan

How My Family is Celebrating Ramadan

I can’t even believe it, but somehow, some way, we’ve officially reached Ramadan 2023. Even though I still feel like Eid Al-Fitr 2022 just ended about yesterday, but here we go—Eid Al-Fitr 2023, here...
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I Still Read Aloud to My Older Kids

There’s magic in that evening hour before bed. It’s one of my favorite daily moments. Yes, we have our meltdowns some nights. We spend 15 minutes begging the kids to brush their teeth and...
mom using computer and tablet at desk

How to Stay Organized with Digital Planning

What’s one of your New Year’s resolutions? For me, every year I plan to get more organized. One of the best ways I find to organize my mom life is by using a digital...

Detroit Mom’s Travel Series: Walt Disney World

Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo! This vacation planning guide to the most magical place on Earth, I write for you! I’m a Disney travel expert—the one you’d text to help plan your trip, find out which rides...
thanksgiving pies

Where to Find Thanksgiving Pies In + Around Detroit

There’s no other dessert synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday than pie. It’s quintessential. I don’t know about you, but I wait for that after-dinner-pie just as much as I wait for that during-dinner-turkey. I...
family sitting in trunk of car for road trip

Tips for a Successful Road Trip Vacation

Travel season is finally upon us—and more importantly, finally feels normal again! I don’t know about you, but the travel bug has hit me hard. I’ve been dreaming up all sorts of destinations for...

Star Wars Day: 9 Activities Guaranteed to Keep the Force Strong in Your Family

May the 4th be with you all--it’s Star Wars Day! Though, you don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to celebrate . . . it’s just another excuse to have some themed fun...