Ever since I can remember dreaming of having kids, I remember wanting to homeschool them - back when homeschooling wasn't even a thing. (But that's a post on it's own!) I think I must have secretly wanted to be a teacher - without having to actually go through the trouble of becoming one. I also … Continue reading My 11 reasons why I would choose homeschooling AGAIN if I could go back to the beginning.
I know a lot of women who either don't want to start a business, for various reasons, or feel incapable of starting one. So I put together 7 really good reasons why I think every woman/stay-at-home-mum should start a business - even if it's just from the comfort of your home. And, no, so you … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Should Start A Home Business
Al-shaam, the blessed land, is an important part of Islamic culture. Syria used to be a place Muslims aspired to visit one day. To see the graves of prophets and sahaba and to marvel at its Islamic history. This is all easy to explain to children, but how do you explain the war? How do you explain … Continue reading The effects of war: the story of little Afra.
As Muslims we know that the best life is one where you don't accumulate material possessions and wealth. Our prophet Muhammad SAW owned 3 sets of clothing at most and preferred to live without any comfort. His bed was a mat on the floor that left marks on his skin, and his diet was as … Continue reading Minimalism in Islam
Seeing as the latest craze is 3 ingredient recipes here's one for your kids to enjoy. This 3 ingredient 'dough' isn't really a dough as such but it's still loads of fun to play with (and to make!). Imagine the feeling of wet beach sand in between your fingers... Not wet enough to fall through … Continue reading Easy Play Dough Recipe
Prophet Muhammed: "Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave." What a beautiful gift our beloved prophet gave us when he said that we should never stop seeking knowledge. Yet, we still find this difficult to do. We tend to think of learning as something we do up until a certain age and then feel … Continue reading Lifelong Learning
We loved this article from Sisters and had to share it with you! Kate Hepburn takes an in-depth look at the differences between the food we eat today and what was eaten in the time of the Prophet (SAW). There is so much hype about ‘health food’ and eating organic these days, it can make … Continue reading Food in the Time of the Prophet (SAW) and Food Today
I don't know about you, but I always get excited when I am able to grow food! It's quite rare that things actually grow for me, especially when I'm trying to grow it from a seed. Growing from seeds is tough. Temperatures, soil acidity, enough water are all factors that make growing difficult for me … Continue reading How To Regrow Herbs
Everybody's worst nightmare has to be the day your online purchase goes terribly wrong. Generally you can use the amount of detail that's gone into the website design to make an assumption of whether the company is legit or not. I recently was left dumb-struck at the lack of customer service I received from an … Continue reading Selling Online: 5 Things Every Online Business Needs To Address
I've always been interested in living a sustainable lifestyle but if I'm going to be completely honest with myself, living a life closer to nature, (especially with regards to eating whole, healthy foods) in South Africa is not only unaffordable for your average middle class citizen, it's sometimes impossible! We all know the famous saying … Continue reading Time For Change