Arts and crafts · Moments of Mummy clarity · Travels and Holidays · Uncategorized

Making kids feel special on a budget

If like most families, you’re running out of ideas on how to make your children feel special, and even moreso, looking for ideas for doing it in a way that doesn’t exhaust the budget, then here’s a list I’ve put together for you. (And with so many of you in the Northern hemisphere currently on… Continue reading Making kids feel special on a budget

Arts and crafts · Book reviews · Ramadaan · Travels and Holidays

Book Review: Shapes of Eid According to Me by Samia Khan

So, with us having already passed the midway point of Ramadaan, and the Eid atmosphere starting to build up, I jumped at the opportunity to review a delightful little book called, The Shapes of Eid, According to Me by Samia Khan. The relateability of a story is so important, and perhaps moreso in books that… Continue reading Book Review: Shapes of Eid According to Me by Samia Khan

Moments of Mummy clarity · Ramadaan · Uncategorized

Just a quick note

Alhamdulillah just before Ramadaan began, the ever awesome Muslimah Blogger site announced the winners of their annual blogging awards, and I was ever so surprised that my humble little corner of the blogosphere had received such an incredible accolade! Raising Young Believers won in the Parenting/education category! Subhanallah this is such an honour when one… Continue reading Just a quick note

Arts and crafts · Ramadaan, Hajj and Eid

Month of Light

For those who’ve followed this blog for a while, you’d know I’m a big fan of Teaching by Theme, and Ramadaan is no different. Every year I like to pick a theme for us to focus on as a family, during Ramadaan. In previous years, we’ve had Gratitude/Shukr, and Kindness. This year I was a little… Continue reading Month of Light

Arts and crafts · Poetry by Moi!

Never too late

A few months ago I wrote this small poem, but when I reread it last night, I thought to myself it was, in these days leading up to Ramadaan, a reminder to us all. Its never too late to turn your heart, your intentions, and your faith in another direction.And of course, I had to share… Continue reading Never too late


Cereals for Suhoor

In my previous post, we discussed a few favourites from children regarding the types of foods they like for Suhoor. As almost all mentioned a type of cereal, its easy to recognise the need for nutritious foods, more especially for children who are attempting to fast for the first time. Even for those, who have… Continue reading Cereals for Suhoor

Ramadaan · Ramadaan, Hajj and Eid · Uncategorized

Kids’ Suhoor Favourite

With Ramadaan just around the corner, most parents are trying to get organised, and this of course includes being prepared for suhoor. Suhoor is the pre-dawn meal where individuals eat nutritious foods, to sustain them throughout the day. This is also following the sunnah, the tradition of Nabi(saw) However, as most parents know its not… Continue reading Kids’ Suhoor Favourite

Arts and crafts · Book reviews · Ramadaan · Uncategorized

Review: Islamic Nursery Rhymes by Elizabeth Lymer

I have always been a huge fan of finding new and novel ways to teach children. More especially when it comes to Islamic education, we need more diverse and interesting manners in which to impart knowledge of deen. In this current era, where we are competing as it were, with much more than just television.… Continue reading Review: Islamic Nursery Rhymes by Elizabeth Lymer

Moments of Mummy clarity · Uncategorized


  What is it about a moment that makes it worthy of being filed away in that treasure chest of memories? Is it the uniqueness of a first time experience, or is it the person/people that you’ve shared it with, or maybe its just the moment itself? And the things that trigger a memory, are… Continue reading Memories

Arts and crafts · Book reviews · Ramadaan · Uncategorized

Review: #Alhamdulillah for Series

A few years ago, the Little people and I embarked on a journey of thankfulness in Ramadaan. We called it the Shukr Journal, and it brought such awareness and a mindset of always being thankful, especially for the little things. However as life happens, we often find ourself forgetting lessons and reverting to taking things… Continue reading Review: #Alhamdulillah for Series