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  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…]

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…]

Ramadan Kids Club

This year, The Little Mosque Down the Street™ organized an event that took place four days a week for the smallest Muslims, called Ramadan Kids Club. They worked in cooperation with another Mosque, and for two hours each day, the kids listened to a story, sang some songs and did an activity. I was invited [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…]

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…]

Repost: Uninvited

This post was first published on July 8th as a part of Hindtrospective’s 2015 My Mosque, My Story: A Side Entrance Ramadan If there was ever a time I felt completely at a disadvantage while parenting Muslim children, it is during Ramadan. I am so often embarrassed when we go to the Mosque during Ramadan [Read More…]

My Locket; Celebrating your Shahadaversary

A few weeks ago, I received a private message on the My Islamic Life FB page.  This customer was looking for an Origami Owl locket and some custom plates for her locket.  She had many questions about the locket size, what the plates looked like, how many charms could each locket hold, and what she [Read More…]

Finding the Perfect Agenda

I love shopping for school supplies.  I do.  I love new paper, new folders, cute binder clips, gel pens, colored pencils and the perfect #2 pencil.  I love new lunch boxes and new locker locks.  I love it all, just as long as I can shop when no one is in the store, and by [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…]

Taking a Deep Breath

I guess during all of my preparations for Ramadan, there was this nagging doubt.  This anxiety that wouldn’t go away.  I had attributed it to the fact that during Ramadan, we seldom leave the house.  I passed it off as concern about the long days that my people would be fasting.  I told myself that [Read More…]