Lockdown toddlers

Lockdown, toddlers & other stories

An unexpected lockdown and its effect on young toddlers. How to overcome it and keep them busy? Click to read more.

Living by the beach

Living by the beach.

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.

Luxury eid dress

Eid traditions with children + Giveaway

(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

Quiet books templates, quiet books ideas, tutorial

Quiet (busy) books + A tutorial

Guest Post by Haifa Thajudheen from Paper Batter Banter and Tutorial by Esha from Quiet Books, Canada     Quiet books or busy books have become a rage now, a highly in-demand toy, for toddlers and preschoolers. Quiet books are made of a compressed fabric called FELT and these books contain…Continue reading Quiet (busy) books + A tutorial

Ramadan motherhood, free Ramadan planner

7 tips for moms to improve their Ramadan experience + FREE Ramadan Planner

Ramadan after becoming a mother is very different – a version of Ramadan 2.0 with its own unique situations and obligation. Some days go great with everything done on time, the set number of pages recited from the Holy Qurán while the kids eat their food with no tantrums and…Continue reading 7 tips for moms to improve their Ramadan experience + FREE Ramadan Planner

Cloth diapering Doha, Qatar

Cloth diapering resources in Doha (Qatar)

https://drshahira.com/25-facts-cloth-diapering-taught-me/I have been hooked onto cloth diapers even before my baby was born. My initial attraction towards them was because of their beautiful prints and hence another accessory to match with my baby’s frocks. Let’s say, I went a wee bit overboard with my addiction which has been successfully curbed…Continue reading Cloth diapering resources in Doha (Qatar)

Facebook Parenring groups based in Qatar and India

Facebook Parenting Groups (Qatar & India based)

As a new mother, one of the wonderful things I discovered was the highly happening place called Facebook Groups. I learnt about attachment parenting and natural parenting there. I learnt kitchen hacks and Montessori activities for infants. Also I made friends with new mothers who had the same ideals as I…Continue reading Facebook Parenting Groups (Qatar & India based)

Book Review: Alhamdulilah For Series

Book review : Alhamdulilah For Series

For a few days now, I have been living  with the guilt and sadness of having taken a break from my career, for which I have worked since 2006. There are so many factors that made me take this decision. Some days , I feel guilty that all I do…Continue reading Book review : Alhamdulilah For Series

5 emotional stages of a mother when her baby falls down

5 emotional stages of a mother when her baby falls down

As a first time mother, one of the most nerve wrecking situation is when your baby has an unfortunate fall or a bump on the head. How ever careful you are, it does happen often, especially when they have just started learning how to crawl or walk. Even if you…Continue reading 5 emotional stages of a mother when her baby falls down

Minimalist guide to new born baby essentials shopping

Minimalist guide to new born baby essentials shopping + FREE printable

In the summer of 2015, when I was heavily pregnant and waddling through Gulf Mall, unsure and confused of what to buy for the newborn from all the checklist I had come across, I had decided I will make a minimalist guide for newborn baby shopping. (Yeah, this post have…Continue reading Minimalist guide to new born baby essentials shopping + FREE printable

Cloth Diapering

25 facts cloth diapering taught me

I have been cloth diapering for almost a year now. When you hear ‘Cloth Diaper’ do not picturize plastic covers and flats with safety pins like what our mothers and grandmothers used. Instead, the modern cloth diapers are trendy  with beautiful prints and are trim diapers made of organic cotton/microfiber/hemp/bamboo…Continue reading 25 facts cloth diapering taught me

Book review - The one. A perfect book for little children for introduction to the attributes of Allah

Book Review – The One by Manaal Jafrey-Razaque

Author         – Manaal Jafrey-Razaque Illustrator   – Tanya Emelyanova Publisher    – Prolance Available     – Official page & Amazon Growing up in an average Muslim household, we are taught that Allah has 99 names right from a young age. This book is a perfect aid…Continue reading Book Review – The One by Manaal Jafrey-Razaque

Letters to daughter from mom

Letters to my daughter #6

Dear little girl, I have meant to write this for a little while now. Well, busy with an ever busy toddler 😀 You have blossomed into a lovely hyperactive one year old girl. Alhamdulilah. My heart swells in pride over your every milestone – every step and every word. (…Continue reading Letters to my daughter #6