Thinking about Death More

In Islam, we are encouraged to think often about death. Our Holy Prophet Mohammad has said "Most intellectual of man is he who remembers the death most." If you're like me, you may wonder why we would be asked to think about death? I have wondered that too. Why would anyone want to think of death? It's… Continue reading Thinking about Death More


Early Days of Motherhood

Becoming a mother is one of life's greatest gifts, but it's also one of the strangest times in a parent's life. As women, we aren't really well-versed in the job description of a mother. I think that I was most shocked at how much time I needed to devote to an infant, day and night.… Continue reading Early Days of Motherhood

Motherhood, Toddler

Tips for Cleaning a Car Seat

If you're a parent, you've had your fair share of messy blowouts in the car. Well, this winter, my littlest had two episodes of car sickness, and let's just say the car seat was a disaster. Since it's winter, she was in several layers, and it was morning so all that came out was her… Continue reading Tips for Cleaning a Car Seat

Motherhood, Toddler

These New Parental Lenses

I'm always pleasantly surprised every time I learn something new. About myself. About my children. And mostly about this parenting thing. Today I was reflecting on how much my view point has dramatically changed now that I've been a parent for almost 3 years (yikes!). And what I've noticed is how things disturb me way… Continue reading These New Parental Lenses

Motherhood, Party Planning, Reviews, Toddler

6 Gifts For a Three Year Old Under $50

I don't think anyone is more excited for Ridha Zaynab's birthday than I. I've been planning this day, trying my best to make it extra special for her, since we are not having a big birthday party this year. So instead, I did some black Friday shopping and got her a bunch of gifts that… Continue reading 6 Gifts For a Three Year Old Under $50

Motherhood, Toddler

A Nice Dose of Mommy Guilt

Okay, so this post is all thanks to a video montage that Google created to remind us of all the lovely moments of my children growing up in the last three years, moving us to tears.  The timing is kind of perfect since my first born turns 3 years old tomorrow, and naturally I'm feeling… Continue reading A Nice Dose of Mommy Guilt