Now that I stay at home, has my degree gone waste?

“You put in a lot of hard work into getting your degree. Don’t waste it. Do something.” I have honestly lost the count of times this seemingly harmless statement has been hurled at me by very well meaning family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers. There was a time I would get very awkward about it …

The Case of Spilled Toothpaste: A Lesson in Patience & Parenting

For those of you who have been following me on Instagram, you will know that we are on a holiday. As we are specific about what personal care products we use, travelling means we have to take along all the products we might be using for the length of the stay. These include toothpaste, shampoo, …

Parents As Counselors

These days children face alot of pressures. These pressures are mostly from schools due to their academics and peers. And lets not try to deny the pressure from parents to keep up with the aforementioned pressures. In such situations, our children can struggle with low self esteem, feel burdened, anxious, worried or even fearful. What …

7 Tips for Busy Mums to Keep Up Their Dhikr & Ibadah

As a new mother (and even now as somewhat seasoned mother of two), I remember longing for some time alone. Reciting the Qur’an in peace and that sweetness of long long sujood. Those things had become a thing of past long gone. Everything had now become rushed. Rushing through prayers while the baby cried for …