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In the spirit of Mother’s Day

In the spirit of Mother’s Day

I was at a women’s only fund-raiser yesterday for my child’s old school (I did tell you that I’m homeschooling him now, didn’t I?) where I had the fortunate opportunity to hear an uplifting and encouraging speech by Sister Rahma, who is a counsellor and […]

Nourishing the family with time-out

Nourishing the family with time-out

These holidays my hubby and I are really focusing on self-care.  As you know, we are working REALLY hard this time as we have LOTS of relaxing to do!  LOL. Alhamdolillah, through the mercy and kindness of Allah, we are doing well and are on […]

Kindness is feminine

Kindness is feminine

Kindness is a supremely feminine and highly desirable trait – Prince Charming always fell for the kindhearted Princess and not the wicked witch (no matter how beautiful she was). Kindness is also an asset in men, but is traditionally associated with nurturing, sweet and loving […]

Hypnosis

Hypnosis

How many times have you consciously decided to do something different, yet when it comes to the crunch you unconsciously fall in to your tried and tested habits? Do you know why that is? Because your unconscious is running a well versed program, or script. […]

Powerful Prayers

Powerful Prayers

Surrender to Allah Allah is enough for me, there is no god but him, I have put my trust in him and he is the lord of the mighty throne (9:129) Allah is enough for us and the best of guardians. (3:173) Lo, in the […]

Stretch Your Love-Giving Style

Stretch Your Love-Giving Style

It was Maria Montessori who first described how different children have different learning styles. For example, a kinaesthetic learner will learn best through motion and touching and (theoretically) schools can utilise this to aid learning. It all sounds very plausible and certainly explains why little […]

Goodbye Grit

Goodbye Grit

My Time Of Grit has ended. InshaAllah, I return back to some normality…. Of waking up with the promise of no more hours of eleven plus coaching… Of knowing I can wake up early and not run out of energy half way through the day […]

Be like a musk seller

Be like a musk seller

Okay, cherished readers, this is a reminder to everyone, including myself, that if you don’t look after yourself, then neither will anyone else.  Unless you are extremely fortunate to have loved ones around you who will physically STOP you from entering into the land of […]

When queens ride by

When queens ride by

By Agnes Slight Turnball, 1888. Jennie Musgrave woke at the shrill rasp of the alarm clock as she always woke—with the shuddering start and a heavy realization that the brief respite of the night’s oblivion was over. She had only time to glance through the […]

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