Let’s Clear the Road for Ramadaan with 4 Simple Steps

Before you know it, Ramadaan will be here. Are we prepared for it? Is your road clear to welcome Ramadaan? What steps must we take to make this a month of peace, reflection and ibadah? A time when we are able to connect to our Lord in a deeper way. Ramadaan is a beautiful month. Let's pick up all the rocks, leaves and dirt off the road to ensure our journey will be a benefi...
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Write “Sweet Memories” Down

One of the joys of being around children is witnessing their silly and cute sayings and doings. These little bursts of happiness fills me up with delight and my day becomes lighter, brighter and easier to get by. I laugh and giggle inside and am refreshed by my child’s simplicity. Now, the struggles of parenting feel well worth it, alhumdulilah. I begin to see the wisdom of...
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10 healthy eating tips after a fast

One of the important aspects of fasting is when you “break your fast". After 12 - 16 or more hours of depriving your body of food and drink over  a number of days, your stomach has shrunk and your intestine is more idle. Our body is in resting mode, so food must be re-introduced very slowly so that you can avoid digestive distress. Eating healthier food at this point is impe...
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Rajab, Shabaan And Ramadaan – How Well Will Your Garden Grow?

  We are coming upon a very blessed month inshaAllah — the blessed month of Ramadan. I am sure many of you and your families are looking forward to it. In gaining the most out of Ramadan, I have a few suggestion that I wish to share inshaAllah. This is a reminder, first and foremost, to myself to implement. Besides Ramadan, there are two blessed months which come...
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5 Ways to Make Your Child Love to Pray

  Like some mommies out there, ever since my baby turned 'the big 7', I’ve struggled on how to encourage him to pray consistently. I say the big 7 as a joke, because we all know they're not so grown-up, actually quite far from it. However, we are well aware that this is the age we need to get a bit serious and encourage our kids to begin good, wholesome habits. And ...
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7 simple steps to remember YOU

  Many a time, I visit sisters (my friends), and spend some hours listening to what they are going through and how they juggle their busy lives. MashaAllah, I am always amazed at the wonderful moms they have become. I love learning from them and I love laughing with them about the silly things we go through, but I feel sad when I hear that they are not satisfied with the...
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How I Explained Charity to My Kids

Alhumdulillah for the little things in life, I thought, as I heard footsteps racing through the hallway calling out my name, "Asalamu alaikum mommy! We're home and we brought some biryani!" Smiles on their faces, arms wide open and ready to jump into mine. Who would have thought a few hours ago my kids were misbehaving, talking back to me and giving me a headache. My awesom...
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4 Reasons Why I Give My Kids An Allowance

Growing up, I was never given a weekly allowance. We had chores to do around the house and it was expected to be done, end of discussion. I wish that explanation would work on my kids. I’m not an advocate for rewarding kids for every little thing they do, but I do believe in motivating them to want to do it and do it well. 1. Deciding How Much To Give Them I know that things ...
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Simple and Wholesome Co-op Ideas For Families

  Each year, my husband and I give our children the choice to choose between being homeschooled or going to  public school, and each year they choose homeschooling. I’m not sure if I should say “alhumdulillah” or “astaghfrillah” lol. When I sit back and look, I realize there is no perfect way of educating our children. But it’s not the education I worry about as ...
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5 Ways to Naturally Start Your Day Right

Assalamu Alaikum. No matter how many times we tell ourselves that tomorrow is a new day, we will be more patient with our kids, and we will not lose our temper with them,  it never seems to stick. Why not? What are we doing wrong, or what are we not doing? I have realized 5 little things which have helped me with this problem. I have implemented it and made it obligatory o...
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