Supporting Sadia and Her Girls

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Things have been pretty quiet here at How Do You Do It? over the past few weeks.

Sadia has been at the helm of this blog collective for the past couple of years, where she wears many hats.  She juggles the many contributors to HDYDI, encouraging us to write, sparking our thought processes with new topics to explore.  She manages the comments and inquiries this blog receives, and she serves as the voice of the blog in many different forums.  She gives so selflessly to this community.

Sadia is an amazing writer herself.  She has written so many wonderful, honest, thought-provoking pieces.  I can speak for myself (and I imagine I am not alone in this sentiment) in saying that — over the past five years I’ve “known” Sadia — she’s helped shape the mother I am today.  I have deep respect for the incredibly thoughtful way she approaches parenting.  There have been many times I’ve faced a situation and thought to myself, “What would Sadia do here?”

Knowing what an amazing mother Sadia is, I was absolutely shocked to hear a few weeks ago that she is in an unexpected battle to maintain custody of her precious twin girls.

I’ve wished so many times over these few weeks that I was closer to Sadia, that I could somehow do something…anything…to help her through this situation.

I was so grateful to hear that RachelG has set up a fundraising site to help Sadia pay for her mounting legal bills {LINK HERE}.


Not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about Sadia.  Absent being able to give her a physical hug, I’m thankful to have a more concrete way to show my support.

We share this situation with you and ask that you please keep Sadia and her girls in your thoughts during this very difficult time.  And if you would like to support her financially, in any amount, she would be very grateful.

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MandyE is the mother of 4 ½-year old fraternal twin girls, Baby A and Baby B. (And yes, their names actually start with the letters A and B!) She worked in the marketing field for nine years before her girls were born, but these days she’s relishing the opportunity to be a SAHM, which she plans to continue until the girls start kindergarten. MandyE has been blogging at Twin Trials and Triumphs since her girls were a year old. Between her blog and her local Mothers of Multiples group, she considers the multiples community a huge part of her support system.

8 thoughts on “Supporting Sadia and Her Girls”

  1. Sadia, my twins are 6 and I have followed your stories and wisdom about your girls for several years. I always learn something from your words, and you have given me hope when I have struggled with my own twin daughters. You are an amazing mother and I am so sorry that you are going through this. Please know that I care about you and will keep you in my prayers. Although we have never met, I see you as a distant friend. With love and hope, Sarah

  2. Thank you for sharing this information. I had noticed the lack of posts and am saddened and shocked to hear what Sadia has been dealing with. Like you, I have been reading her blog posts for five years and I even return to her old posts to see how she handled certain situations. I love her writing and her honesty. I will keep her in my thoughts.

  3. This is complete BS. I hope you win this and get your daughters back home where they belong soon! You’ve been missed, I was wondering and worrying about your absence.

  4. Sending good thoughts from up here in Canada. I’ve been reading your blog since I stumbled on it while late night searching twin stories during my long double nursing sessions. My boys are 4.5, and I enjoy hearing storied about your girls. Seems like you’ve gotten thrown a lot of crap the last few years, so make sure to reach out to both your real life and virtual support group!

  5. Sadia – I am sorry that you and the girls have to face this. May you and them find the strength to come out of this stronger and most importantly together. I was so shocked to read about this and since I have been following you for years I cannot not feel sad for the unfairness of this all. I am sending lots and lots of positive thoughts and keeping you in my prayers ever since I have read this. You will have little J&M back in your care SOON.
    MandyE – Each and very word that you have written here for Sadia rings so true, I couldn’t have said it better. Thanks for sharing the donation site – I would very much like to donate some money but you caring is not accepting my Indian credit card. Is there another way?

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