How to Prepare for the Most Important Event of Your Life

Imagine you’re going to have an exclusive meeting with this very important person. He is wealthy, educated, powerful and well connected. This meeting will be the opportunity of your lifetime because you want something from him. The outcome of this meeting can totally transform your life. What would you do if you’d hoped for a meeting like this? You’d find…

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Simple Ways to Decorate Your Home For Winter

“Time passes, and seasons too, but memories last forever.”   The weather is getting cooler where we live in California. I catch myself thinking about how we used to welcome winter in the East coast being dusted with snowy days, backyard igloo building and watching ducks finding their way on a frozen lake. It took some time to get used…

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Zero Waste Muslim in The Kitchen

We have been following the zero-waste lifestyle for almost 10 years now. I don’t have an exciting story where you’d lived in a mansion surrounded by all the fancy things in the world and then had an epiphany and embraced a zero-waste lifestyle. I have a rather humble story to share with you. We have always lived a frugal life…

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How to Stay Calm During Uncertain Times

  Are you feeling confused lately? Exasperated and angry? Do you feel powerless as a parent or as a mom because of the current political turbulence? Maybe you’re asking what can I do as a mom? If you’re flooded with questions and emotions during these uncertain times, then know that you’re not alone. We all are in the similar boat,…

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5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Pray 5 Times Daily

    As muslim moms we all want our kids to develop the habit of praying 5 times a day. It brings a great joy and fulfillment every time you see your kids praying salah on their own. You heart finds peace knowing that you were able to accomplish a great responsibility as a parent alhamdulillah But instilling the habit…

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7 Simple Tips to Find Time for Your Hobbies

Do you like to make things, learn new skills and try new hobbies? I do too! I started working with watercolor lately and loving every minute of it. There is so much to learn and make these days, thanks to wonderful books, Pinterest, YouTube and so much more. But, finding time to pursue a hobby can be a challenge. You…

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How to Take Fabulous & Waste Free Day Trips

Day trips are more frequent on our summer calendar this year. We have been steadily enjoying nearby places within a 1-2 hour drive on almost every Sunday. The idea is to have a great time- an enjoyable drive in the morning, ¬†a nice stay and coming back with enough time in the late afternoon. This extra time before evening¬†gives us…

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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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