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Interview with By Fatima

Please introduce yourself and your business?   Assalamu Alaikum, my name is Fatima – I’m a wife & mother of three, born & raised in Australia, I work from home & loves all things to do with being organized. My business is By Fatima, which is an online lifestyle publication...

sibiling rivalry

The Curse of Sibling Rivalry

When you have more than one child, chances are you have found yourself caught in the middle of the crossfire of sibling rivalry quite a few times throughout your parenting career. "Mom, He hit me!"  "He took my toy!"  "She called me meany.." Sounds familiar? "Our children form their image...

how to talk yourself out of everything

How to Talk yourself out of Everything you want to do.

I enjoy How to’s mainly because it the only time I get to show off without it coming across like I am bragging.  In fact, How to’s are helpful and many people enjoy learning something new so the show off part usually goes on undetected lol. I have been meaning...

Muslim Woman in Entrepreneurship

Muslim Women in Entrepreneurship

Now, more than ever, we are seeing the rise of Muslim entrepreneurs who are catering to the growing demand for Muslim-focused consumer products. With the latest 'Hijab' ban in the E.U that disproportionately affects Muslim women, we thought we would share a list of five (ease your way into entrepreneurship)...

Interview with Middle Way Mom

Yay! We are starting a new series of interview style posts where we ask other Muslim Homeschoolers about their homeschooling journey (their highs and lows, resources tips and much more!). MashaAllah, many of our sisters in the blogosphere do phenomenal work with their children, and it's so inspiring to hear...

Islamic Unit Study for Preschoolers

The time has come, my four year old has reached the point where she wants to do "real" school work. While I believe that preschool years are for playing, helping and joining with whatever is going on around the house, I also have to follow her lead and respect that...

12 books for a muslim girls bookshelf

12 Books for a Muslim Girls Bookshelf

The books we read, the shows we watch and the stories we hear as children all have a huge impact on the adults we become. As children our beliefs, morals, aspiration and confidence can be enriched and shaped by the stories we soak in our youth. With so much pressure...

indoor active toys

Indoor Toys to burn energy

Keeping active kids indoors can be challenging. We love outdoor play, but it's not always feasible, especially in the winter. So, what do you do with an active preschooler who is cooped up inside? Well, my solution is to make up your own games as well as buy a few...

The Importance of Being Punctual

The Importance of Being Punctual

I’m sure we’ve all heard of “Muslim Standard Time.” It’s a term we use to “excuse” ourselves or a fellow Muslim for being late.  It’s a way of downplaying the importance of being punctual.  I would have to admit that if my husband ever found out that I (of all...

Snow Globe craft and an Arabic Lesson

Snow Globe Craft with Free Arabic Printable

 This weeks blog post is by sister Emilie (Ummu Meriem), the founder of Arabic Seeds, a project  that develops Arabic learning services and resources inspired by kids and daily life.  Arabic Seeds helps parents to practice Arabic at home with their kids, and promotes meaningful, creative and enjoyable Arabic teaching...

finding the right balance

Finding the Balance

“You have a duty to your Lord, you have a duty to your body, and you have a duty to your family, so you should give each one its rights.” (Sahih Bukhari) Finding the right balance between being a mom, wife, devout muslimah, and careerwoman (for some) is an issue...

5 tips for teaching Islamic Toilet Etiquette

5 Tips for Teaching Islamic Toilet Etiquette

Alhamdullilah, as Muslims we have been given the best etiquettes for relieving ourselves. Because Islamic bathroom manners are so much more than just cleaning after yourself, teaching our children proper Islamic toileting etiquettes requires quite a few steps. Kids from a young age (3+) can be taught these etiquettes starting...