It has been nearly 2 years since we moved. By the beach. Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I do is pull up the curtains and look at the beach. There is something calming about water. Deep blue. Or deep green. Or some days it is lifeless…Continue reading Living by the beach.
(A collaboration with David Charles London) Growing up in Doha, one of the best parts about celebrating Eid and Ramadan was experiencing the entire country being illuminated and the spirit of the festival being publicly celebrated. We did not have to make it look like Eid at home because “Eid” was…Continue reading Eid traditions with children + Giveaway
One of the first baby stuff I brought as soon as I got to know I am pregnant is …cloth diapers. That too Bumpadum cloth diapers. I got to know about Bumpadum when we were almost at the end of our cloth diapering journey with our first-born. I had loved…Continue reading Newborn Cloth Diapering with Bumpadum
Wednesday, 16th May 2018 09:08 AM Cries. Jubilation. Excitement “O my Lord, I actually delivered” Alhamdulilah.* Teaching me the power of Mind Over Body. Alhamdulilah. Helping me learn new skills. Breathing through the pain. Alhamdulilah. Succeeding through positivity Positive Affirmations. Alhamdulilah. Teaching me the power of ‘Informed Birthing’. Alhamdulilah. Helping me learn…Continue reading An ode to my daughter #2
Book Review – The Ducktrinors ( Book 1 and Book2 of the Jihad Series) Author – Papatia Feauxzar Availability –Djarabi Kitabs, (Affiliate link) Amazon, Fofkys Muslim fiction scene is rapidly growing compared to what it was when we were growing up, especially books catering to children, teens and young adult. Of the different…Continue reading Book Review – The Ducktrinors
This is the second blog post under Resources for Muslim moms. In this section, we talk about videos, courses, books and colouring booklet catering to the Muslim pregnant women. Pregnancy is a life-changing and defining phase of one’s life and as practising Muslim women, we should be aware of the…Continue reading Pregnancy resources for Muslim moms + FREE Printable
2017 started with big plans for my blog. I was at the peak of my blogging enthusiasm. Let’s say, I didn’t do as much as I wanted to due to some unforeseen circumstances. That being said, 2017 was still the best year for my blog, in terms of collaboration opportunities,…Continue reading Best of 2017 on ‘by Shahira’
(Disclaimer – These are general guidelines for pregnant women. Individual cases may vary depending on the overall general health and other factors. Please consult with your clinician if you are facing any difficulties related to your oral health) Pregnancy is a life-defining event for all women. Add to it,…Continue reading Dental health during pregnancy
(First published on Ayeina, dated November 09, 2016) Rules and laws of Toddler-ingdom Parenting toddlers should come with its own manual and rule book. How many of you agree with this? From the time we become a teenager to the phase where we become a parent; we tend…Continue reading Rules and laws of Toddler-ingdom
My little girl, it has been 24 months. 24 months. Alhamdulilah. (25 months by the time I posted this!) Some days I still find it hard to believe that I am a mom. I thought becoming a mom would make me different and “wise” and a multitude of other adult-characters,…Continue reading Letters to my daughter #8
My story: On a late night, last September, when our baby was asleep and I was mindlessly scrolling on my phone, I asked my husband, ‘What is your opinion about me buying a domain/hosting and getting serious about blogging?’ His instant reply was, ‘Go for it if that makes you happy.…Continue reading How to prevent mom burnout?
(This is first in part of a new series on the blog called ‘Author Interview’ where I speak with authors of children’s books – books that reflect upon Muslim values, fosters family relations, talk against racism, inclusivity of all racial/ethnic groups and overall gives a positive message to our young…Continue reading Surprise! : Author Interview with Zaheera Jina
Growing up in the Middle East of Indian origin, my hijabs have always been either Khaleeji Shaylas/Shawls or Indian Pashmina shawls. So imagine my excitement when I get to try two very different hijabs. (Yes, I am a hijab-hoarder-who-hoards-hijab-of-every-colour-but-wears-only- the-regular-few?) Hidden Pearls contacted me a couple of months back about…Continue reading Review : Hidden Pearls Hijab