This blog is written by Aysh (Ayesha Siddiqua), a former biotechnologist (M.Sc) who is now a full time work from home mom. She has a 10 year old son and two daughters aged 5 and 3 years old. This blog is where she records her adventures to working from home while enjoying motherhood.
Aysh says: ‘I crochet, I craft, I tat lace… I love being a woman! I am an Indian expat living in Saudi Arabia. We love to travel, discover and share our experiences with the world. I am passionate about Parenting Positively and growing Global Citizens. This blog is my happy place!’
What is Jeddah Mom all about?
‘In 2003, I was freshly out of college and trying to get a seat to do my Masters. I had ample time waiting for the results to be announced. I had already knit a sweater, made five bouquets of artificial flowers from scraps.. I was babysitting my little cousins in the afternoon… doing a course on making Bonsai Plants… pestering my mother to let me adopt a stray dog… and writing my first novel.
The novel didn’t happen but one day at breakfast, reading the newspaper, I found blogging. I have been here ever since.
In the past 12 years, I have written about my life and hobbies on different blogs. In 2009, I brought all my work here to create Words ‘n’ Needles, a blog where my words came more freely… when I had kids, I recorded my parenting adventures here… then in 2014, I became a professional blogger when I realized that my posts were really helping and inspiring people all around. I now write with the intention that every post that I write should give my reader at least inspiration if not information.
Crafty moms wrote to me sharing their passion for growing global kids so now, this blog is an extension of that crafts blog. I am bringing all my parenting advice, kids activities, Jeddah living and reviews here. So, in August 2016, Words ‘n’ Needles became Jeddah Mom.
You can read more about why in this post here.
So now, this is a Mommy + Lifestyle blog, where the mom in me will tell you about raising children in Saudi Arabia. How we do it and what Jeddah taught me about parenting positively.
Welcome to Jeddah Mom!