About Me


Hey, Salam,  my name is Mona, welcome to my blog! I'm a 36 year old Egyptian American. That means that I was born and raised in the US to Egyptian parents. Mostly I lived in New Jersey. I identify more as American but I'm Egyptian by heritage and so is my husband E. We were married in 1996 and have 4 children, alhamdulillah.

In 2002 we moved to Egypt and live in the city of Hurghada. It's a touristy beach town by the Red Sea about 5 hours from Cairo. We like it because it's less crowded and polluted than the bigger cities in Egypt. Living here can have its ups and downs and blogging is a great way to vent/document/discuss them. I've been at it 7 years now and I love it.

On my blog, you will find posts about life here, mostly personal accounts but it also includes random topics that come to mind, hijab fashion, recipes, etc. The blog is often a place of discussion in the comments section as well and that's always good.