Things to Do at Half Term: Ten Easy Craft Ideas for Kids


  It might be cold and miserable across much of the UK, but there’s no need to resort to TV and bribery to keep the little ones amused (yet). If you’re looking for things to do at half term, read on for our top ten easy craft ideas for kids. Children of all ages love […]

Eid ul Adha Reflections


Here are few reflections on Eid ul- Adha, I compiled it more as a reminder to myself, I also wanted to share them with you… Eid Al-Adha and the Hajj brings together a story of a family who was tested in so many ways.Prophet Ibrahim leaving his wife Hajar alone in the dessert, her racing […]

Eid ul-Adha

Muslims celebrating Eid in New Zealand

Today, Muslims around the world will celebrate the festival of ‘Eid-ul-Adha’. The Arabic word ‘Eid’ means festival or feast, while the word ‘Adha’ translates to sacrifice. ‘Eid-ul-Adha’ is also known as the ‘festival of sacrifice’.Eid-ul-Adha is one of the two festivals in Islam. It is observed after Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah in Saudi […]

A Heart’s Yearning


“Hajj represents your return to Allah, the absolute, who has no limitations and none is like Him. To return to Him signifies a definite movement toward perfection, goodness, beauty, power knowledge, value, and facts. On your way toward the Eternal, you will never approach Allah by yourself but if you sincerely desire His pleasure, He […]

For all the mums I know


We are sitting at lunch when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of “starting a family.” “We’re taking a survey,” she says, half-joking. “Do you think I should have a baby?” “It will change your life,” I say, carefully keeping my tone neutral. “I know,” she says, “no more sleeping […]

Parenting is a Life Sentence

parenting is a life sentence

Being a parent is a life sentence, from the day your child is born until you leave this earth, you will NEVER BE FREE again! You are granted no reprieve when your child leaves home. You will worry about their future as long as you live, no matter how far away they are, physically or emotionally. […]

Hajj for Kids


Hajj for Kids – 10 Activities to Learn about Hajj by Hafsa Taher I have been searching for fun activities for children on Hajj and below is the best compilation I’ve come across on my search. I really love the ideas of 10 activities to commemorate the 10 days of  Dhul Hijjah. The activities can […]

My Blog Makeover Revealed!

Mother's Notebook Header :-)

I have been eagerly awaiting this day, and I’m so excited to finally share this with you… my blog makeover! SEE… ~Before~     The creative genius behind my new design is Ro Little from Mommy Blog Designs. When you’re working with Ro and as excited as myself, every time her name pops up in your mailbox, […]

Website Makeover in Progress :-)


Hi and Salaams all, just to let you know that you may notice things moving around as you browse around the site- I’m getting a’ make over’ :o)   this is perfectly normal… it will be done soon, so thank you all for your patience.        

The Blessings in Your Child’s Milestones


I was observing my youngest boy (my baby) the other day. He has just turned a year old. I was watching him as he climbed up the stairs with his dad to his brother’s room then back to the stairs. Hesitating, he stopped at the edge (daddy in front of him). With a little help […]



   The sun is so beautiful in the early morning. It does something to the trees that you don’t see any other time of the day. I think we all want the same thing: A quiet Peace. Maybe just even a single moment of it, to close our eyes and just be okay. For even […]

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