A Poem for my other Son

13 Sep 19

One has to be fair when one has two sons, no? 😛 Alhamdulillah Mu’een, you are now two!But subhanAllah, it feels like time just flew,I remember saying to Abi once,it doesn’t feel like we have two sons. Do you want to know why?Because even though you can really cry,I imagined that you’re a pet with […]

Staying at Home

29 Aug 19

It’s taken me four years to appreciate not having to go to work! – Me, 2019 I don’t find it easy to write about life as a “stay-at-home mother” (first off— can we get rid of that phrase already?) because I’m still conflicted about many things. Yes, I’m extremely grateful! No, I didn’t choose to […]

Zipper Neckline T-shirt Hack

11 Mar 19

Introduction / Rant If there’s one piece of practical advice I can give to any female person who intends to have children one day — stock up on breastfeeding-friendly clothes. Even if you’re not pregnant yet! I swear people make such a business out of nursing-friendly clothes nowadays. My problem with the ones on the […]

Parenting books

Mummy Must-Reads

29 Dec 18

One thing I don’t think is ever discussed enough is that parenthood is difficult — even more so for my generation and the unique challenges of today. 2018 has been full of trials for me personally, as a mother of two young boys who are at home full-time. I had previously mentioned how my reading […]

Motherhood Myths

21 Apr 18

I thought I’d do this for fun. And maybe so I can look back one day and re-think my perceptions… or just laugh at my younger self! 1. Labour is painful / excruciating / traumatic InshaAllah, with some effort and luck 😛 , giving birth can be much less than traumatic. I’ve written about both […]

Laundry made easier

26 Mar 18

It was only recently that I seemed to fully embrace and accept my role as a housewife slash stay-at-home mother, after 3 years of being one! ^^; I haven’t written much about life as a modern-day housewife (there’s probably only a tiny bit here) yet these things definitely deserve to be talked about. Running a […]

A Letter to my Son

23 May 17

I wanted to write this so I wouldn’t forget, like after he’s no longer my only child, or my mum-brain gets progressively worse over the years… Dearest Nu’man, Even though you are in your Terrible Twos, life with you is not all terrible. It is an honour and a joy to witness and take part […]

Life right now

22 Mar 16

But first! Beaches. A tiny video montage of places in Terengganu. Because I missed making a habit of capturing videos — it’s so easy to overlook the beauty around you otherwise — and compiling them for my future perusal. I wish there were more shots but hey, maybe next time.

Kampung

Where did time go?

22 Dec 15

Assalamu’alaikum. Today was a particularly “good” day — as defined by me. The kid is having his second very long nap of the day, mashaAllah, my routine just seemed to fit things in, and I managed to work on (and completed) multiple design tasks — I work with ProductiveMuslim — with, let’s say minimal screaming […]