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’?

‘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

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 

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)

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?