Travel

Winter Staycation: ICE! Grinch Exhibit

Like every year, I was planning a winter staycation and honestly couldn't figure out where or if we should go anywhere. I was just planning to give birth in October, then be homebound for at least 6 months before traveling or taking baby anywhere, especially in the cold. But my husband had visited MD for… Continue reading Winter Staycation: ICE! Grinch Exhibit

Raising Muslim Kids, Travel

Trip to Iran with Preschoolers Part II

Traveling anywhere with kids is always...interesting. We have our own predictions of what we have observed in the past, combined with visions of how everything should go according to all your preparations. But I don't think anything can prepare you for what really happens! This post is dedicated to my observations and how our trip to… Continue reading Trip to Iran with Preschoolers Part II

Raising Muslim Kids, Travel

Trip to Iran with Preschoolers Part I: Travel/Accomodations

When I began writing this post, I almost typed Trip to Iran with Babies, then quickly corrected myself. I no longer travel with babies! I can't even call them toddlers because there's nothing toddler-ish about them anymore. What to call these little ladies?? Well, I'll stick with preschoolers, as that seems to be the most appropriate… Continue reading Trip to Iran with Preschoolers Part I: Travel/Accomodations

Raising Muslim Kids

Special Ramadan Storytime at Preschool

This was the first year that I mustered up the courage to volunteer a special Ramadan Storytime at my daughters' daycare [Preschool]. With the political climate, it's always a scary step to take to introduce our religious traditions in a non-Muslim setting, but also it's so crucial. For me, this is not something new. I distinctly… Continue reading Special Ramadan Storytime at Preschool

Party Planning

Princess Party: Low Budget 4th Birthday Party

Ever since I had my daughters, I have always felt an itch to plan their birthdays about six months out. It's a rough planning method, one that just starts in my head, and I mentally take note of different things here and there that would go perfectly with the theme I have set in my… Continue reading Princess Party: Low Budget 4th Birthday Party