Mishal Ali Zafar

Mishal is a mom, a writer, and TV nerd, who writes about lifestyle, politics, and entertainment.
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10 Mother's Day Gifts For The Dog Lover Obsessed With Her Pooch

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift is not alway easy, and even if you do find something, you may end up second guessing your choice right up to the moment your mom opens it. But if your mom has a dog that she adores, your gift giving options might…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

8 Mother's Day Gifts For A Foodie Mom That Will Fulfill Her Chef Dreams

Let’s be honest, Mother’s Day should be every day, because when you're celebrating the woman who gave you life, nurtured you, and showered you with unconditional love, one day is definitely not enough. I'll be the first to admit that I don’t get to s…
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Here's What You Need To Know About Allergy Medicine During Pregnancy

For some people around the country, it seems like winter is never going to end. But once your eyes begin itching and you a launch a sneeze here and there, you know that spring and it’s accompanying allergies are well on their way. If you are pregnant…
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7 Fascinating Facts About Earth Day That Should Inspire You To Do Better

Despite being the luckiest species on Earth, most human beings don’t always realize what a privilege it is to live on this bountiful planet. From an oxygen rich atmosphere to fields and seas of sustenance, the Earth is continuously nourishing and nur…
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"Hidden Twins" Are An Actual Thing, So Here's What To Know During Your Ultrasounds

There’s no way to describe the overwhelming feeling you get when you first see your baby during an ultrasound. At first, your baby looks like a tiny kidney bean, but by that second trimester ultrasound, you get to finally see the form of a baby, whic…
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5 Easy Ways To Talk To A Friend Who's Been Cheated On

Every so often, I find myself at the other end of a phone call from a friend who’s caught her partner cheating. I’ve asked myself a million times why my friends and sometimes even old acquaintances seem to crawl out of the woodworks to seek me out fo…
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Friday The 13th Instagram Quotes If You're Feeling A "Little Stitious"

Friday the 13th is the day when all superstitions come to a head. Whether it’s people running at the sight of black cats or just refusing to make life decisions, this day makes some people feel like they’re walking on thin ice. Of course you’ll want …
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A Baby Almost Died From Being In Her Car Seat For 2 Hours, But What's The Time Limit?

When you are a new parent, you learn to become cognizant of all the safety precautions involved with having a baby. You also quickly realize that your baby’s car seat manual needs to become your new best friend. Installing your car seat and buckling …
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If You're Planning On Formula Feeding, Here's What The Hospital Will Provide

As your due date nears, you are probably putting the finishing touches on your nursery, assembling all your last minute baby gear, and finally packing your hospital bag. You’ve got everything your baby will need at home, but you may not know what you…
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9 Parenting Lessons From Mister Rogers To Help Raise Your Kids With Bravery & Empathy

There was something about Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that stood out for me as a child. The genuinely honest way that Fred Rogers conveyed his lessons really made me want to listen, and I still refer back to his advice as an adult. The show stood far…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

13 Hilarious Brother Memes For All Of You Sisters To Share On National Siblings Day

If you have a brother, you know how much fun, yet exhausting, they can be. Bossing your little brother around can be tiring if you're the older sibling, and if you're younger, covering for his dangerous antics can be exciting. Either way, growing up …
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9 Signs Your Dog Is Stressed Out By Your Baby & Needs Some Space

There’s nothing more “aw” than seeing a baby and puppy cuddling, and I know this because I can spend hours watching videos of doggy-baby friendships. Your heart can’t help but melt when you see the two most adorable creatures on earth come together, …
By Mishal Ali Zafar

These DIY Potty Training Charts Are Creative & Super Encouraging For Your Potty-Goer

When your baby becomes a toddler and makes the switch from diapers to training pants, you know you have a daunting task ahead of you — potty training. For me, it was a frustrating experience because it was tedious and tiring, and it took a while befo…
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4 Signs Your Baby Needs To Eat More Often, Because They Seem Insatiable

Whether you’re an experienced parent or this is your first go at it, parenthood can be rough to navigate. Figuring out what your baby needs can be hard to decipher, especially when it comes to hunger and satiety. The last thing you want to do is to k…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

5 Ways To Relieve Those Awful Pregnancy Leg Cramps Keeping You Up At Night

Pregnancy is kind of shady, isn’t it? Sure, it brings you joy and hope, but it also puts you through the wringer with a growing list of aches and pains that get harder to deal with by the day. If you were just expecting run-of-the-mill pregnancy issu…
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4 Signs Your Toddler Is Ready To Transition From 2 Naps To (Gulp) 1 Nap A Day

Your kids will always keep on your toes, especially when it comes to their sleep schedule. It seems like the minute you get comfortable with a daily routine, your child goes through a sleep regression that throws everything off track. As your toddler…
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Here's What Experts Have To Say About Taking A Cruise During Your Pregnancy

Sailing on the sparkling blue seas while indulging in good food and family fun sounds like the perfect vacation, especially if you looking for some much needed relaxation from your exhausting pregnancy. Cruises are popular, mom-friendly vacations bec…
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7 Kid-Friendly Movies About Martin Luther King Jr. & The Civil Rights Movement

One of the most important and influential figures in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is celebrated and commemorated just once a year, while many of the struggles he fought for remain a part of everyday American lives. With the hostile a…
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6 Things Nobody Told You About Your Back During Pregnancy

You may have imagined that when you get pregnant, your life would be filled with butterflies and roses because all those pregnant celebrities sure make it look that way. But underneath all the contouring, designer maternity wear, and dark sunglasses,…
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Here's How Breastfeeding Actually Helps Boost Your Own Immune System

If you’re a new mom, I’m sure you have heard about all the benefits of breastfeeding. Not only is it helpful in strengthening a bond with your baby, but your breast milk contains antibodies and nutrients that are highly effective and beneficial for y…
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