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

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

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

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

Arts and crafts · Moments of Mummy clarity · Uncategorized

Teaching by Theme

Little Miss has recently become enamoured with all things from the ocean! And so I’ve decided to revert back to my original method of teaching by theme. What this means is that I try to cover many different subjects based around 1 initial idea. So for Islamic History we learned about one of the most… Continue reading Teaching by Theme

Arts and crafts · Personal Journeys (Guest Writers) · Uncategorized

Sew, what you making?

Something pretty cool is happening today! A blog takeover 😀 There’s an incredibly talented lady who has agreed to do a guest blog tutorial on how to make a pencil bag, and with the new academic year just starting out, it’s perfect timing! Although seeing the end result, I can think of a few other… Continue reading Sew, what you making?

Arts and crafts · Recipes · Uncategorized

How to fake sushi

So what do you when you’re a mum pressed for time, and the kids dont have much of an appetite because of this heat…why… you fake sushi of course! 😂 I have mentioned how this is now one of my favourite foods. I love the fresh clean flavours, but never imagined that I’d ever be… Continue reading How to fake sushi

Arts and crafts · Travels and Holidays · Uncategorized

Thank you ideas

If like me, these last few months have escaped you, and you now find yourself with just over 2 weeks left in the school year, and are scrambling for a gift for your kids teachers, Ive just found an awesome solution! And the best part is, this is a gift idea that was in fact… Continue reading Thank you ideas