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4 Steps to Independent Play Time!

We’ve all heard the term “independent play” but what is it? I think it is a vague term but to me it refers to self directed play. You might laugh and say, well you replaced one vague term with  another, but stick with me!

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Eid Party for Kids

Eid is around the corner and I know we are all scrambling to not only get our Eid decor up but also to plan the perfect party! It’s important for Eid to stand out in our kids’ memories as more than just another “dawat” or dinner.  Lucky for you, I have you covered. Below is my detailed Eid Party Plan!

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Are we OVER gifting in Ramadan?

Gifting in Ramadan Presents

As many of you may have seen through my previous posts, this year I am using an advent calendar with my daughter. There are 30 good deeds for her to complete in the calendar. Each morning we read it, during the day we complete the task and then at night she gets a present. But am I losing the true spirit of Ramadan by over gifting?

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I am Not a Better Muslim in Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak

During Ramadan, we fast to detox our body so that we can feel energized. We focus on our prayers and separate ourselves from worldly desires to feel closer to Allah. We strive to show patience in our mannerism so that we can practice sabr in our life.

But, if I’m being honest, I struggle with all of those things in Ramadan. There is an expectation that during Ramadan we feel a special connection to Allah. That we spend our time in prayer and dhikr. But I feel distant from Allah, and I spend most of my time bouncing between checking the current time and iftaar time.

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