Often we are greeted with picture-perfect family portraits of smiling children, the toothless grins of a speechless infant, posts on Facebook about how great a family vacation is, news of friends’ children’s academic achievements, invitations to cupcake-filled kids birthday parties, and led to believe that being a parent is the most glorious thing on earth.
While I am truly grateful for the gift it is to be a parent, I don’t think (or perhaps I hope) I am not alone in feeling that parenting is no party. What we less commonly and openly share as parents is the less glorious side of parenting, the tantrums, the back-talk, the academic struggles, the emotional battles, sibling rivalry, and what it takes to mold your little one into what you hope will be a happy citizen and a valuable asset to humanity and society.
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As a parent, especially to more than one child, you are automatically ordained to be a judge. No law school, no LSATs, no degree required. Just your two cents for your law degree, your parenting manual (oh wait, just kidding, there really isn’t one), your current location as your chambers, and your over-used and -abused ears. Each child chooses to act as their own lawyer and you are flooded with oceans of trials, litigations, impeachments, and the good old “but it’s not fair!”
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I thought it would only be fitting if a Persian momma make a Persian love cake. I only discovered that there is such a thing by googling Persian and cake. I followed this recipe I found on the web. I mistakenly made the cake a bit sweeter than the recipe called for so I decided to omit the frosting. In fact, I like it a lot this way, it tastes similar to cake Yazdi which used to be my favorite cupcake to eat in Iran.
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