5 Tips for exclusively breastfeeding

Exclusively breastfeeding is not an easy task but the benefits are so worth it! Here are some top tips I learnt from exclusively breastfeeding for 17 months, hoping it might help out a new mama out there somewhere. Learn to ignore others' opinions In general when you first become a mum, you'll get a lot… Continue reading 5 Tips for exclusively breastfeeding

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Why are mums so obsessed with ‘me-time’?

Omg as soon as you become a hooyo you learn to understand why 'me-time' is so damn important! Before becoming a mum I never even thought about 'me-time' the way I do now. Now, it's honestly something I DEFINITELY NEED to have and not just something I sometimes want. I need it because me-time =… Continue reading Why are mums so obsessed with ‘me-time’?

Why I Don’t Wear Wired Bras.

Why? Well pregnancy happened. Boobs grew to a ridiculous size and of course all I wanted was comfort. But then, I started to look into the dangers of wired bras and why they are not recommended during pregnancy. I ended up doing some more reading and research about this topic. Most of the stuff I… Continue reading Why I Don’t Wear Wired Bras.

From Fashion Conscious to Fashion-Unconscious🤦🏾‍♀️

Before I was a mother or a mummy-to-be, I had a big interest in fashion and following trends. I spent a lot of my free time shopping or window-shopping. Most of my hard-earned cash at that time was probably spent in the malls, vintage shops and online, scouring for the next item to complete a… Continue reading From Fashion Conscious to Fashion-Unconscious🤦🏾‍♀️

5 Things I Love About Dubai

1 -Safety As a single young woman moving abroad, safety was really important. I couldn't believe (and 4 years later I still can't) how safe this country is! Literally, people leaving their phones, purses, wallets unattended in restaurants and cafes while they leave the table. I was in shock because if that was London, safe… Continue reading 5 Things I Love About Dubai

‘First Year of Motherhood’ -advice I would give myself

I did it, I survived! My beautiful baby girl is 1 year old, Mashallah. Below are 5 things I'd tell myself a year ago when I was brand new to this thing called motherhood.1. Sleep. Will. Come.All new mums know this struggle. The first few months of motherhood was all about sleep (or lack of!).… Continue reading ‘First Year of Motherhood’ -advice I would give myself

Lifestyle changes: Natural and Organic Products

I'm currently going through a lifestyle change in that I'm really trying my best to have everything organic and as natural as possible. In this post I'm going to be sharing a few of the other natural changes I've made outside of diet. Cleaning. Now that my little Jija is starting to become very active… Continue reading Lifestyle changes: Natural and Organic Products

Expat Hooyo series: Maryam 

Our expat mum feature this week is by the lovely Maryam from The Life of Maryam.  She shares her Manchester to Dubai journey with us with some great advice!  Where do you live? London, England How long have you been an expat hooyo? Well where do i start?! I have always travelled and lived in… Continue reading Expat Hooyo series: Maryam 

‘Expat Hooyo’ series: Umm Taymiyya

Our expat mum feature this week is by the lovely Ayan (Umm_Taymiyya). Check out her lovely expat story! Where do you live? I live in Doha, Qatar. Where are you from? I'm a Somali from London. How long have you been an Expat Hooyo? I've been an expat hooyo for almost 3 years! It honestly doesn't… Continue reading ‘Expat Hooyo’ series: Umm Taymiyya

Birth story: unexpected moments 

A friend requested that I write my birth story to share on the blog. But to be honest, birth stories can be a bit borning and long. Instead I thought I'd just share some of the very unexpected moments that happened leading up to, during and after, the birth of my first child. Waters breaking. The… Continue reading Birth story: unexpected moments