Interview with Nihad from Alexandria

Where in the world do you live? And, are you from there?

I live in Alexandria – Egypt. I was born there and I spent most of my life in this lovely city.

What language(s) do you speak?

My mother tongue is Arabic, I speak English and I have a good command of French.

When did you first become a mother?

On November 1997 I became a mother for the first time and on October 2003 for the second time. (more…)


Nihad is an Egyptian woman, who was born and has lived her whole life in Alexandria, Egypt. She says, “People who visited this city know how charming and beautiful this city is. Although I love every city in Egypt, Alexandria is the one I love the most.” She is a software engineer and has worked in the field for more than twenty years. But recently she quit her job, got a coaching certificate and she is now a self employed life and career coach. She says, “I believe that women in this era face big challenges and they are taking huge responsibilities. That's why I have chosen my niche -- women looking for happiness and satisfaction. I help and support them in making whatever change (career change, life change, behavior change, belief change…) they want to bring more satisfaction and happiness in their lives.” Nihad is a mother of two lovely boys, 15 and 9 years old. She states, “They are the most precious gifts I have ever had. I madly love them, and I consider them the main source of happiness in my life.” Our inspiring mother in Egypt can also be found at Aurora Beams Life Coaching.

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After the girls have gone to bed, I’ve sat in bed working on a laptop and even putting in a few hours on the weekend.  The deadlines have mostly been met, so tonight I was enjoying getting dinner ready.  I was relaxed.  I had some music playing, a glass of wine beside me, and the girls were playing contently.   Ah….peace.

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Eva Fannon is a working mom who lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her hubby and two girls. She was born and raised on the east coast and followed her husband out west when he got a job offer that he couldn't refuse. Eva has always been a planner, so it took her a while to accept that no matter how much you plan and prepare, being a mom means a new and different state of "normal". Despite the craziness on most weekday mornings (getting a family of four out the door in time for work and school is no easy task!), she wouldn't trade being a mother for anything in the world. She and her husband are working on introducing the girls to the things they love - travel, the great outdoors, and enjoying time with family and friends. Eva can be found on Twitter @evafannon.

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