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How to Keep Ramadan Exciting For 30 Days!


The hardest part about Ramadan is that it is 30 days. 30 days is a very long time to keep kids engaged and excited about anything. Decorating our homes is a great way to welcome Ramadan, however after the first week, the excitement dies down.

So how do you keep up the momentum through out the month?

By planning! I prefer to plan out my Ramadan in advance so I can get the most out of the holy month. Throughout the week I use my Ramadan Advent Calendar to allow my daughter to participate in the spirit of Ramadan. However for the weekend I like to plan out special activities. This gives her something to look forward to through out the week.

Here is how our weekends in Ramadan Look.

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How to Be A Stay At Home Mom Without Losing Your Sanity

stay at home mom with a toddler independent play

When I decided to be a stay at home mom, I had a vision of playing together and making irreplaceable memories. However, it wasn’t soon after that  I realized that the memories I was giving her were far from ideal. I was too tired and preoccupied to enjoy our time together. It felt like a lose-lose situation for both us. Something had to change.

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My First Quran Activity Book: The story behind the book

My First Quran Activity Book was born out of frustration. There are lots of amazing Muslim books out there but I was looking for something more interactive for my daughter. When I took my daughter to early childhood programs in the library they stressed the importance of hands on learning. After a lot of research to figure out what “hands on learning” means, I realized its basically a play-based learning model. If play-based learning is so crucial to teach young kids, why don’t we use it to teach Islam? I wanted to come up with a way not only for her to learn the stories in the Quran but be able to play with them too.

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Top Ramadan Advent Calendars | FREE insert printable

Toddler Ramadan Good Deeds Calendar

Ramadan is 30 days – that’s a long time to keep a toddler or child excited about anything. Advent calendars successfully keep children excited about Christmas for 25 days, so it’s not surprising that advent calendars are a great way to keep children excited about Ramadan. As a parent, I want my daughter to understand the meaning of Ramadan, not just celebrate it.

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Florida Shooting – An Immigrant Mom’s view

An alert from the New York Times about a shooting in at a school in Florida popped up on my phone. It wasn’t where I lived; I thanked Allah and dismissed it. I didn’t want to think about it any further because I would have to acknowledge my feelings about yet another school shooting. At night, when the day was over and I could no longer avoid it, a silent tear fell down my face.

I wasn’t crying out of anger, but because of the helplessness I felt in that moment. The thought that resonated in my head was: where will we go now? When Pakistan became unsafe for us, America was an obvious safer place to turn to.

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