A Ramadan Habit- How to Stop Wasting Food in Your Home

I feel blessed that we can eat a variety of food everyday alhamdulillah. I consider every food as gift and a blessing from Allah(swt) and try not to waste any food in my home. This habit applies to saving all food, from eating the pizza crust to turning overripe bananas into smoothies and muffins. It takes some time to get…

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Overcoming the Fear of Starting Late

Do you have something that was once a dream of yours? Something that was on your to do list for a long time? Years have gone by and you were not able to achieve it because life happened? Do you find yourself thinking about those dreams and wishes and wonder may be it’s time go for it? If you do…

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3 Ways You can Save Money at the Grocery Store

I plan to live a debt and interest free life. I have developed habits over the years that has helped my family to live a  simple, frugal life. The income had varied over the years but the lifestyle remained the same- striving to live a frugal life through mindful spending. There are many ways to save money and saving money…

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11 Ways to be Charitable on a Tight Budget

Being charitable is a great way to please Allah(swt). You want to give for the sake of Allah(swt) specially especially when Al Kareem is so generous to us all the time. When life is going well you can donate money to your favorite organizations as sadaqa but what do you do when you are barely scraping by? Here are a few…

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12 Effective Ways to Get Out of a Funk

We all experience one of those days when you feel like you’re not quite yourself. You feel funky and want to get out of the uncomfortable feelings. You don’t care to share it with anyone but you want someone to help you to get out of the funk. You look around and think you have so much to be grateful for…

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Making Your Own Ramadan Traditions

The two Eids are the most celebrated days in our home. We look forward all year to Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha. We plan for these holidays ahead of time and prepare lovingly that allows us to enjoy the blessed Ramadan the beloved Eids without stress. We have come up with our own Ramadan and Eid traditions over…

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The Blessings of an Imperfect Life

  I have done may share of chasing perfection in my life. It had included myself to be perfect in all kinds of roles in life. Being a perfectionist means yearning for a life that’s only filled with opportunities withot any challenges. Shadowing a perfect life creates anxiety from pursuing the impossible, it brings chaos in relationships with your loved ones, it…

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A Clutter Free and Cleaner Home for Ramadan- Part 3

I was able to complete my week 2 of prepping for a clutter free and cleaner home for Ramadan. This is how part of the kids room looks now. Now I have 1 last week of cleaning up and another week to decorate the home for Ramadan insha Allah. This week I will be cleaning up the living and dining…

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5 Steps to a Mindful Prayer

Once upon a time, I used to find myself in the middle of a prayer where I couldn’t remember which rak’ah I was praying. Or, I would forget which surah I recited or when I said salam and finished my prayer. I was rather dissatisfied with the quality of my unmindful prayers. The quantity was there alright but the quality…

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