Raising Muslim Kids, Toddler, Travel

Umrah Trip with Toddlers

This past April, we embarked on a beautiful journey to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where my in-laws live, to attend a family wedding, as well as perform Umrah. Ridha was 2 years old and Rabab was 9 months, so not exactly a toddler yet. We have travelled with my eldest before to Karbala, Iraq as well… Continue reading Umrah Trip with Toddlers

Food, Travel

California [Halal] Eateries 

This post is just going to be dedicated to food. California is filled with yummy places to eat, here's just a few that we were able to experience on our trip. San Diego, CA Sultan Baklava, Gaslamp Mediterranean This is a nice place to eat, cozy atmosphere, family-friendly and good food. I had this pistachio… Continue reading California [Halal] Eateries 


California Trip: Part II

This is part of a two-part post on our lovely family trip to California this February. Click here for the first part of our Cali trip. Happy Reading 🙂 Los Angeles, CA On our fourth day in San Diego, we drove 1.5 hour to Los Angeles, and stayed overnight for two nights before our flight… Continue reading California Trip: Part II


California Trip: Part I

This year we did something my husband and I have been wanting to do ever since we got married, which was a trip to California where we would explore both Northern and Southern California. We'd dream of it, and plan it out countless times, but we never imagined doing it with two young kiddos. When… Continue reading California Trip: Part I



For our honeymoon, we escaped to a beautiful island in Dominican Republic called Samana. Being a new couple, we were looking for something island but at the same time affordable. After doing some research, I found a gorgeous adults-only All-inclusive resort, part of the Bahia Principe chains. Luxury Bahia Principe Samana, DR. We stayed in… Continue reading Honeymoon