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 

‘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)

The little things date-night reminded me I missed…

So, tonight was the first date-night me and hubby had in a long time and the first time we went to the cinema together since we became parents (6months now!). So you can imagine how excited we both were. My father in law is in town visiting for a few days so of course we… Continue reading The little things date-night reminded me I missed…

How to keep your kids safe on social media

If you do choose to post pictures and videos of your child on a public platform then please make sure you think of the following safety precautions as you never know what bad cyber people could be paying extra attention to your posts. There's been many a cases of identity thefts or worse. Location. Make… Continue reading How to keep your kids safe on social media

Mysterious Girl? -Social media privacy and kids

"Snapchat will delete it after 24 hours anyway!" So, I have a lot of friends and family asking me why I don't post pictures or videos that show Khadija's face. It's a simple answer: me and hubby both chose not to give Khadija a social media footprint until she's old enough to decide for herself… Continue reading Mysterious Girl? -Social media privacy and kids