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

‘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

‘Expat Hooyo’ series: HealthyBitesWithAyan

The first hooyo to feature on this new series is the lovely Ayan from HealthyBitesWithAyan. She has shared her exciting story of being an expat mum with us. Asalamu alikum my name is Ayan and I live in Saudi Arabia with my husband and 3 amazing daughters. Almost 8 years ago myself and my then… Continue reading ‘Expat Hooyo’ series: HealthyBitesWithAyan

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?