My dear ramadan stay-at-home mom I salute you

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This is a great article written by one of my favourite Shiekhs- Yaser Birjas. Beautifully written and full of practicle tips to make the most of Ramadan for us stay at home mums.   My dear Ramadan stay-at-home mom, I know how much pain it causes you to stay behind at home, taking care of […]

30 children’s activities for ramadan

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http://goodtreemontessori.wordpress.com/2008/08/22/30-childrens-activities-for-ramadan/ I’m always looking for crafts for children, I came across this wonderful blog with suggestions for 30 activities for Ramadan. 1. Sight the moon try to sight the moon from a elevated location in your neighborhood. memorize and say the dua for sighting the new moon. 2. Review the pillars of islam recycle paper […]

Ramadan Craft

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So here is the post I have been promising about my Ramadan project!!! Insha’ALlah there is still time to do one for your house if you like it. I have just started mine and I’m more excited than the kids! Felt Ramadan surprise calendar To get started you will need: 1 yard of 54 inch […]

Ramadan: The Month for Fasting

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Ramadan is about begin in a few days time, I thought I’d briefly explain what it is. To celebrate the beginning of Ramadan I will be posting activities and crafts based on Ramadan for both parents and kids. What is Ramadan and Why Muslims Fast a Whole Month?! Ramadan is the ninth month of the […]

101 Things To Do With Your Toddler

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One of my goals while my children are still very young is to play with them as much as possible. Here are some stuff I wish to do- or at least will try as many as possible 101 Things To Do With Your Toddler Color Blow Bubbles Play Hide-and-Seek Peek-a-Boo Play Chase Do Finger-plays Sing […]

Mother of All Worries

There’s something about motherhood that taps into a deep-seated fear that we are not good enough or that we are not doing our job as a mother properly. The truth is, everyone reading this blog right now is a caring and involved mother, so why is it that we all think we might be doing […]

“Toddlers and Tiaras”

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Today I saw something on facebook that literally made me feel sick to the pit of my stomach! I do not want to promote the page so I will only put up the picture to get my point across. I actually don’t feel comfortable putting this picture up on my blog. I am very against […]

Quick Recipe #3

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If your kids are mad about pizza try this … Cut muffins in half put 1 teaspoon of sauce (pesto, passata, sweet chilli sauce which ever they prefer), 2 tablespoons of pizza toppings (mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, pepperoni, ham, sweetcorn, olives etc) and 1 heaped tablespoon grated cheese. Put in preheated oven for 8 to 10 […]

Saying “No” to Your Daughter

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I suppose I knew it would come. The time when my daughter would start worrying about how she looks. My daughter is 13 years old and here are some of my thoughts on this issue. Young girls want to dress like their friends at school and you know what that means–wearing skimpy, tight, and sexy […]

Using consequences to teach children lessons

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The following notes are from a Positive Parenting course I have attended as well as from my personal readings and findings. My goal as a parent is teach my children to develop self-discipline, responsibility and consideration for others. Discipline works best when it’s about teaching children and encouraging good behaviour. It also helps if we […]

Bookmark Bijoux

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I absolutely Love this!!!  Thank you Umm Sara for sharing! I’m always playing around and thinking of new uses for my old jewelry. Here’s an easy little project that uses nothing more than velvet ribbons, vintage jewelry bits and some findings. I love the easy ones….instant gratification! It occurred to me that I needed some […]

Quick Recipe #2

Strawberry Chocs

  Nice little trick.  Fill ice-trays with chocolate and a strawberry that fits and pop into the fridge until set – there you go your own block of strawberry chocs.  

Quick Recipe #1

BBQ Breakfast - edible egg rings

Simple and creative. I think the pictures are enough for the instructions lol …. it is that simple!

You are still a good mother if …

This section of my blog is inspired by Jackie Hennessey’s blog (www.ventingsessions.com) and from her book How to spread sanity on a cracker. Have you ever had one of those days? I’m talking about days when everything in your mummy power deflates, disappoints, or distracts you from doing what you believe you as a mother […]