Ramadan Reflections and a Simple Eid

Alhamdulillah for a an amazing Ramadan and a blessed Eid. I had 3 goals for last Ramadan and I’m grateful that they worked out well for me- Fast intentionally– I wanted to fast intentionally. I didn’t want a fasting day to end and find myself wondering where the hours went. I wanted a mindful Ramadan, a complaint and backbiting free…

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Expectations and What to Do with them

I used to live a life that had a lot of expectations, for example, expectations of life events- what, how and when it should occur and relationships- what it is and how others should behave. Suffice to say that I learned a lot over the past few years from experiences like these- Surprise– Husbands don’t always remember important days, let…

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8 Steps to Become a Better Friend

Ever heard of this quote “Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but they are always there”? This quote got me into thinking, so I went for some fact checking and lo and behold- the stars that seem to appear to be always there but are actually moving away from us in reality. What if I were to…

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6 Eid Gift Ideas for Kids

Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha are the two days that are most celebrated in our home. We prepare for months for both days- from cleaning and organizing to decorating our home. We have called many rentals our homes over the years where the tradition remained the same alhamdulillah. Gift giving is one of our traditions for Eid celebration.…

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The Practice of Eating Less and Eating Well

I am yet to come cross a diet that requires us to eat less so we can lose the unwanted weight, be healthy and feel more energetic. These diets tell you too add or replace foods but they never tell you to eat less. Our extra body weight only add more to our health concerns, dissipate energy and deprive us…

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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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