Letters to my daughter

Letters to my daughter #8

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, […]

How to prevent mom burnout?

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. […]

breastfeeding in ramadan

Breastfeeding during Ramadan

Islam gives great importance to breastfeeding. It is considered a right of the child to be breastfed.  Allah says in the Holy Qur’an. “Mothers may breastfeed their children two complete years for whoever wishes to complete the nursing (period). Upon the father is the mother’s provision and their clothing according […]

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 […]

10 tips to survive the first year of motherhood + FREE Adult Colouring Sheets

100 days of darkness, sleeplessness, frustration, zombie trance – Common feelings in the first year of motherhood. How to survive through them all? Here are a few tips to tackle baby’s first year! 1. Accept help Immediately after delivery, I did not like anyone helping me. I stood awake all […]

7 books for Muslim moms-to-be and pregnant ladies, Islamic books for pregnancy

7 books for Muslim moms-to-be

(This post contains Amazon Affiliate links) As a new mother or a mother to be, we are often anxious and worried about this new and different phase of our life. Worrying about feeds and diapers is extremely common. From a religious aspect, we also start thinking about Aqeeqah, hair shaving […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Revised screen time guidelines for children, AAP 2016

Revised screen time guidelines for children – AAP, 2016

Raising a child today is different from raising a child 5 years ago.  Ipad was just a year old and had not reached every home. Smart phones had just entered the common man’s market. Google Glass and Samsung Gear VR were unheard of. In 5 years, the world of technology has […]

Chemical Pregnancy

Chemical pregnancy – A poem

Bloated feeling and nausea. I need no scans and blood test. In my mind, I knew.  I count the months and the days Mark the due date. In my mind, I knew. I share with him the feeling! Joyous and tensed – we were. In my mind, I knew. Wait […]

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 […]

Letters to my girl

Hello little girl. You turn 10 months today. A milestone for you. A bigger one for me. Just last week we visited Bangalore, the same place where I spent 5 years of my life doing my graduation. I never thought I would visit the place again when I left it […]