Forty

Forty

  Forty is a special age.It’s the quintessential age of mid-life. Your 40th birthday is a watershed moment, and for good reason: you are not young, and you are not yet old. In the span of a normal human life, it’s sort of a halfway point. They don’t call it “middle-aged” for nothing. When I […]

I am reading…

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For the  past few nights, I lay awake as the gory images coming out of Gaza filled my mind. Tears pooled in my eyes but would not come out. as I lay on my bed safe and warm, the face of an 11-month-old boy killed by the attacks appeared. His tiny body could have been […]

10 Super Power Every Mother Has

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This may sound crazy… but I’m starting to believe its true. Mothers have super powers. They can leap tall buildings in a single bound; they can burn inanimate objects with their gazes; and they can be teleported to any particular place at any given moment. Well ok..not really. But as mothers we do possess some […]

Eid ul Adha Reflections

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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 […]

A Heart’s Yearning

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“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 […]

Website Makeover in Progress :-)

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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.        

Letter to the Unfulfilled Wife

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This is an article I came across on saudilife.net. Often our role as a mother and wife can get overwhelming, I think this is quite normal in a marriage but sometimes we do reach rock bottom. This article really is uplifting and very inspiring if you are feeling just so right now. I MAY not know you. […]

Dear Humans…

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Came across this wonderful quote via A Muslimah Writes

10 ways to help your toddler settle into nursery

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Yes… It’s that time of year…my second child has started nursery. Although I have been through this ‘first’ with my older child I still felt anxious and quite emotional. As a mother of three children I can safely say that every ‘firsts’ that you have with your child is sure to be a nervous and […]

Tips to survive your child’s first day at school

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When my first child started nursery, I remember how distraught I felt. If your child’s raring for his first day at school but you’re feeling nervous about waving goodbye, follow these tips to help you feel as brave as your child… Your child may be feeling less nervous about his first day at school than you are! […]

Toddler Speech Delay

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As a teacher in early years I have seen quite a few children with speech delays. Actually, I have taught children as old as 6 years with speech delay. I know as parents we eagerly await our children’s first words, so it can be disappointing — and worrisome — if they’re slow to come. I […]

Quick Recipe #4

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These look so delicious.. hollow out your banana, dip the end in melted chocolate and roll in nuts/sprinkles, fill with peanut butter/caramel.. I’m definitely giving these a go  ;-)

Newborn Baby Poems

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In honour of my nephew born today (my brother’s second child) I thought I would gather together a few poems. I have searched the web to collect sweet, cute and heart-felt poems perfect for this very occasion. These little pearls are perfect for popping into a card or album, so I hope you find something […]

Raising toddler boys: How to rise to the challenge

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Walk in to any childcare centre, playgroup or mother’s group meeting and you will immediately see the difference between toddler boys and girls. The girls can mostly be found sitting quietly, carefully flicking through a picture book, wrapping a baby doll carefully in a blanket or creating their latest masterpiece with a packet of crayons. […]

The Milk of Love

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This week is WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK. So with that in mind I wanted to share this wonderful article written by a amazing muslim midwife. It certainly gives us a different perspective of breastfeeding! By Nabila Fowles-Gutierrez   In my midwifery practice, I have spent many years helping women with breastfeeding concerns, and this can one […]

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 […]