Comfort Food for Stressful Days

Mom? Can you make Baba’s Red Sauce? The month of December is a stressful time of the year for most people. If you are shopping for Christmas, you are worried about having gifts for all of your loved ones, how much money you are spending and if your packages will arrive on time. If you [Read More…]

Suhoor Today

Today was the first day of fasting. Like many others, I thought that fasting was supposed to begin on Tuesday. I didn’t find out until Sunday and we had plans to be away from home all day. This morning for suhoor, we had bacon waffles, scrambled eggs, strawberries, blueberries, big glasses of milk and water. [Read More…]

Getting to the Christmas that Fits Us

So, before Christmas I wrote about changing up our holiday season.  I bought the workbook, I did the work, I talked with my people and we implemented some changes.  By doing this workbook, I was also able to help a lovely family (comprised of a born Muslim, a Convert and a young child) come to [Read More…]

Dealing with The Holidays

*This post was edited for clarity.* dun Dun daaaaaa DUN!!!! (in my head, there is theme music to this post.) A few weeks before Thanksgiving, I discovered through a FB post that some stores were planning on opening Thanksgiving Eve or being open all day on Thanksgiving.  When I learned about this, I had several [Read More…]

When You Need Help

I was 27 when I gave birth to Mr. Fox. I am the oldest daughter of the oldest daughter of the oldest daughter in my family. I am fiercely independent, bossy, stubborn, creative, sensitive, and I follow my own path. So, when I was 27 and Khaled and I were blessed with bringing Mr. Fox [Read More…]

Eid Gifts I’ve Collected So Far…

I stink at finding Eid gifts early.  Every year I keep saying to myself (and to Khaled) “I need to collect gifts for Eid.”  This conversation begins well before Ramadan starts…and now it is 6 days until Eid and I have nothing for Mr. Fox, one item for Kate and a handful of items for [Read More…]

muslim roundup

“A mainstream comic, Muslim, hijabi superhero people! What’s not to love?” [Read more…]

You Are Invited!

About 2 weeks ago, UmmLayla invited me to join GoodReads.  I didn’t, and then this morning…I was curious.  So, I took a look. Then I clicked through a ton of books that I’ve read and liked, then a while later my account was activated.  The widget is over there on the right…down towards the bottom. If you [Read More…]

The Nominations Are In…

Last week or so I was given the One Lovely Blog award by a lovely blogger, and I’ve been shuffling around trying to figure out what to do about it until now. The Rules: 1. Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you 2. Describe 7 things about yourself 3. Nominate 15 other bloggers [Read More…]

Research Overdrive

When I am curious about something, I research.  When I wanted to become a mother, I read books.  When I wanted to be the best mommy out there, I read…I read…and I still read books, and listen to podcasts, and read blogs…and columns. Mostly, I listen to parenting podcasts while I’m doing my family keeping. [Read More…]