National Muslim Women Day; Hijab

Lately my daughter has been asking to go shopping for hijabs. Its on her mind. Every time we’ve left to go on a trip for college searches or science Olympiad, she asks, “Is that the city with the cool hijab store?” She’s remembering the shop in Bridgeview. Al Omari Islamic Fashions. Pea remembers 5 years [Read More…]

This Weekend’s Featured author on AltMuslim

  When I started writing this blog, it was with the hopes that it would be a touchstone for people like me, searching for a source of support in this wonderful, exciting, challenging and often lonely journey of being in an interfaith relationship with a Muslim spouse. A source of comfort and a place for [Read More…]

Eyes Open, Heart Guarded

If you open your eyes and are observant, you can often see more than what’s in front of your face. Last month, I took Big Sis to Fort Wayne for the day. She had her stuff to do, so I took work with me. I was pretty nervous to drive there to spend the day [Read More…]

You, Be Safe

These days, my mind and heart are conflicted. I’m learning and growing as a white woman, who has been raised in a small-ish midwestern town, in a predominantly white environment. I never considered myself racist, but to be honest, I wasn’t cognizant of my privilege until I married Khaled. Even though he is fair, white [Read More…]

Tending Babies During Prayer

Did I tell you about that time when a mom asked me to watch her baby during prayer? When my children were very young, we didn’t go to the mosque.  When Mr. Fox was 3, Khaled began taking him to the Eid prayers, but not to Jummah.  Then, as he got older, they would go [Read More…]

Ramadan Wrap-up 2014

We attended every community iftar at our home mosque. After the first success of the month, we thought that maybe it would be okay this year. After that first time, the Aunties and the nieces recognized me and didn’t question if I belonged. They just gave me jobs to do and let me help set up the tables. [Read more…]

Now Accepting Nominations – 11th annual Brass Crescent Awards

I don’t share every little bit of my life here, but I do share the most Islamic portions with the hope that I can help someone, in some way. [Read more…]

Hasbro Responds

Dear Kristina, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Hasbro’s Magic Jinn game. The game was always intended to be a fun and imaginative play experience for kids and we are saddened to hear that it has been perceived otherwise. It was never our intention to offend anyone. I have personally shared your comments with [Read More…]

We Belong

So, last week was really interesting. I posted my letter to Hasbro Inc. here and a lead on BlogHer. Two of my friends who believed in my right to share my opinion, shared the link to my letter. Many people tweeted and re-tweeted. Soo many people read my letter. A handful agreed with me.  Many [Read More…]

In Honor of No-Cook Tuesday

Yes, I know it is Friday already…the second Friday of Ramadan, but this post has been cooking in my head since Tuesday. So, even though it is Friday, I’m posting it! A week ago, I decided that I had a severe craving for this dessert/side dish from my childhood. I didn’t know what it was [Read More…]