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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‘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

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 

‘Expat Hooyo’ series: Samsam- Simply A Mama

This week's expat mum feature is by the lovely Samsam from Simply A Mama blog. Learn more about her journey from Australia to Kenya! Where do you live? Nairobi, Kenya Where are you from? Melbourne, Australia How long have you been an Expat Hooyo? I moved to Kenya late 2014 however I traveled back to give birth in… Continue reading ‘Expat Hooyo’ series: Samsam- Simply A Mama

‘Before Vs. After’- 10 lifestyle changes that came along with Motherhood

So I knew life would change soon as I became pregnant. But I didn't really sit down and think about all the small 'lifestyle' changes I would go through. Let me share a few with you... 1. Before: I wasn't the biggest 'heel-wearer' but I would throw on a pair of wedges or chunky heels every… Continue reading ‘Before Vs. After’- 10 lifestyle changes that came along with Motherhood

Hooyo taught me… (20 life lessons I learnt from my Mother)

Hooyo taught me that I shouldn't fear anyone but Allah (God). Hooyo taught me that beauty comes from within and to love the skin I'm in. Hooyo taught me the power of dua (prayer). Hooyo taught me that family is the most important thing in the world. Hooyo taught me that I am loved unconditionally.… Continue reading Hooyo taught me… (20 life lessons I learnt from my Mother)

Guilt over using food for play? 

As a preschool teacher, I've always struggled with a bit of guilt whenever I've used food for children's activities. Growing up I was taught 'don't play with your food!'. But as an early years educator I know from first hand experience how much a child can learn from, and with,  sensory play. One way of… Continue reading Guilt over using food for play? 

Post-baby body: Snap Back?!

"Love yourself. A mother's body is an amazing place. After all, it is where the world began." Quotes like these do help a lot when I get really down about my postpartum body. With social media it's really hard to stop comparing yourself to others. I constantly see all these fit mums and their snap-back… Continue reading Post-baby body: Snap Back?!

Who am I?

Hey hey heeeey! Welcome to my first post. Thought the polite thing to do is to give a little background info on me and my little family before we kick off this whole mummy-blogging-thing... Me: The name is Amina, first time mummy to the most gorgeous girl on the planet (as any mum would say… Continue reading Who am I?