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…]

Planning the Next Month

It seems like everything I read these days online is about the election candidates, Ramadan or college. Seriously! I’m done with the election already. Whatever democrat is the nominee, that’s who I’m voting for. Boom. Done Deal. Next! Ramadan? Well, honestly I’ve been thinking about and planning for Ramadan for 3 months now. Searching for [Read More…]

Muhajabat Party

Happy Thursday my friends!  Its a new year and with that a new batch of goals and trying on new routines.  I’m doing the work, trying to make a difference here in my small-ish town and living my dreams. Each year, for the last 3 years, I begin the year by closing out the old [Read More…]

Inside an Eid Prayer Service

Last Friday was the Eid Prayer.  As you remember, we’ve been attending our little mosque’s Eid Prayer for several years and each year it the attendance keeps getting larger and larger.  Why?  Well, I think that the community likes to pray behind our Imam.  I also think that they like to pray outside.  I think [Read More…]

Reader Response: Advise and Trying to Reach Out

On Monday, I received this letter from M: I recently got engaged to an Arabic muslim man, he was born in Jordan but came to Canada when he was just 5 years old, he basically grew up here, however I can see that he has Arabic culture strongly rooted in him. I myself come from [Read More…]

Swimwear Update

Right after my Pre-Hijabi Swimwear post, I received many website suggestions.  This was such a relief and help!  Honestly. So, I’m sharing, because that’s what we do.  We Share. The First, is a Beautiful shop on Etsy. JanLucDesigns.  This shop is AMAZING.  The designs were inspired out of necessity. I went home and searched online [Read More…]

Pre-Hijabi Swimwear

Last weekend, I was talking with Kate and Pea about our upcoming extracurricular activity scheduling.  Class times and locations had changed, and I wanted to make sure that everyone was up to speed and there wouldn’t be any big surprises…no tears because I hadn’t warned them etc.   While we were talking about these changes, [Read More…]

Hi Friends! Craft Show & Head Wrap Expo

It has been a while hasn’t it? The last two weeks, I was prepping for The Southview Winter Art and Craft Show. I have only participated in a venue like this once before and it was quite a bit smaller.  I learned quite a bit about myself and my product offering.  I am excited that [Read More…]

The Headwrap Expo 2013

I’ll be there, watching demos, learning new styles and shopping…all while taking photos and live tweeting from the event. #headwrapexpo If you see me, say hi! [Read more…]