Islam & Parenting, Life in Georgia, motherhood, Parenting

Attachment Parenting- How did it work out for me?

The First Post for the #BlogchatterAtoZ begins today and the first letter of the series is A and I have chosen Attachment Parenting for this. Attachment Parenting is nothing but a style of parenting where the parent is compassionate with the child. It is a broader spectrum where many sub-classes comes with it. Now my …

Awareness, Reviews

SHUKRANU -A movie which Speaks about the Emergency FORCED STERILIZATION in a comical way | ZEE5 ORIGINAL FILM

ZEE5 is the talk of the town at the moment for their outstanding Original Film Series. This February, ZEE5 released Shukranu a comedy movie which shows the darker side of our Indian history where the men were forced to purush nasbandi. The poor and village men had no choice as it was mandatory for every …

Mental Health

Covid19-Mommying Tip #1: Managing coronavirus anxiety

Covid19 has become a threat to everyone in the world. Those of you who follow me would have known that I rebranded my blog to include about the mental health in my niche. I didn’t expect such an unprecedented situation of pandemic stress. How has Covid19 changed our plans? With a toddler, I am immersed …

Islam & Parenting, Life in Georgia, motherhood, Parenting, Reviews

My First Muslim Potty Book-Review

Author: Yousfa Janjua Illustrated by Golnar Servatian Disclaimer: I was sent this “My First Muslim Potty book”, for the purposes of review in the electronic format. All opinions are my own. About the Book MY FIRST MUSLIM POTTY BOOK, is the first of a kind in the Potty training world of books I believe. I haven’t …

Life in Georgia, motherhood, Recipe

Butter Murukku/Butter Chakli – The Famous teatime Snack

Being a South Indian I love food a lot. So I don’t like to try new cuisines but would love to explore new stuffs with my known ingredients. If you ask how about Murukku? My answer would be that I am sooo crazy on murukkus. Murukku making is an art. The tradition of preparing savories …

Parenting, Reviews

HOW MUCH DOES ALLAH LOVE ME? – BOOK REVIEW

Author:Heba Subeh Hyder Illustrator: Aatena Hassan How Much Does Allah Love Me, is the first in a new series of books ‘Maymunah’s Musings’. The protagonist is a small girl who has thousands of queries around her. She Loves Allah and she understands that Our Creator is Allah and Allah loves us back too. But She …

Islam & Parenting, motherhood, Parenting, Series

How I chose Writing and Publishing over my Corporate America Job- Papatia Feauxzar

Each and everyone in life takes a break which they need it and I needed that at the moment and took a break and I am back now with a wonderful content for you guys to enjoy. So here is a story of Sr. Papatia Feauxzar on how she Quit her Corporate Job and chased/is …

Islam & Parenting

Everything You Need to Know about Muharram

While I spoke about fasting in the Ashura few muslims as well as most of my non-muslim friends asked me isn’t Muharram  a mourning time for you guys? I was puzzled at first when a fellow muslim thinks this a mourning thing. Later I figured it out that even I was in this stage one …

Eid, motherhood

Let’s Go for Hajj Activity Pack for Children -Review

People all over the world will know the importance of going to Hajj (Pilgrimage). Muslims all around the world are longing to perform Hajj atleast once in their lifetime. And Kids need to be taught the importance of our religion from an young age. Just like any other theories explained practically or through role play …

Parenting, Reviews

Review Post on a Course- Raising Talkers

A few months ago I grabbed an opportunity to participate in a course which was conducted by a mommy blogger +Speech Therapist. This course is called Raising Talkers. This was conducted by Multicultural Motherhood Ronnie @ Weronika.So now I am going to share with you guys what I enjoyed in this course and what I …

Ramadan

How to Celebrate Green Ramadan – One Step at a Time!

Alhamdulilah couldn’t believe my eyes we have completed One week in this month of Ramadan. Many of you would have known that Ramadan is a holy month for us Muslims. The ones who don’t know what Ramadan is! Let me give you guys in a brief about Ramadan. Ramadan is the 9th month of the …

Series

The Reason Behind clubbing Muslimah Bloggers under One Roof – Fozia Shah

I love to follow success stories as that gives me a boost to work more and be active as much as I can. I also study their course plan and analyze what made them to stay separate in the crowd. Hence I started this Success stories series and I am really enjoying it. If you …

Activities

Phases of Moon- Gross motor activity for Toddlers

Both babyA and I love to watch the moon and its something special to everyone in this age-group. And you guys would have known Muslims follow the moon calendar. As Ramadan is around the corner I wanted the kids to know about the phases of the moon. I wanted the kids to have some fun …

Parenting, Series

I love to be busy and I love challenges – Abby Taylor Redmond

I love to follow success stories as that gives me a boost to work more and be active as much as I can. I also study their course plan and analyze what made them to stay separate in the crowd. Hence I started this Success stories series and I am really enjoying it. If you …

Reviews

Book Review – Paradise is Oh So nice

Paradise Is Oh So Nice is a wonderful and colorfully illustrated new book where the young children are being introduced to the beauty of paradise/Jannah/Heaven. The nice thing is it is available in an Islamic and non-Islamic version. I really liked it as its one of the ways to spread the awareness of Islam. The …

Series

She Likes to Craft but loves the Kids More – Ayesha Siddiqua

I love to follow success stories as that gives me a boost to work more and be active as much as I can. I also study their course plan and analyze what made them to stay separate in the crowd. Hence I started this Success stories series and I am really enjoying it. If you …

Parenting

How to raise your children to be good Muslims?

Raising children is a delicate thing at all generations! It’s not so easy. It involves long days, sleepless nights, thankless tasks and the constant, unanswerable question of “am I being a good parent?” The already difficult task of child-rearing becomes even more complicated when your cultural or religious practices or ideologies differ from those around …

motherhood, Parenting, Reviews

The top 9 books which are a best companion to my toddler right now!

Maa shaa allah books are the best companion for everyone. When it’s a companion for a toddler then that’s the best thing to happen in toddler’s life! We are gifted in that way alhamdulilah 💕 we read a lot of books since her birth. But it’s on and off! Buying books was a tough task …

Parenting

What’s need and the ways to record Women’s history of our Own Family

Women’s history month has been celebrated in the month of March since 1987 annually and serves to pay tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society. It’s really important for children to learn about the great hurdles women have and continue to overcome. I thought …

Activities, Parenting

Playdough recipe which suits our family!

Why there is a huge craze for Playdough? Isn’t it a simple messy play? Or do we have any good with it? I agree we all have had experiences with playdough either in our own childhood or with our own children but what’s the benefit of the Playdough? Whether you believe it or not playdough …

Activities, Parenting

Aluminum foil Moon sensory Play

We did this craft during last Ramadan as Ramadan is approaching shortly thought to rewrite an article which might help my followers who have small bundle of love at their home! Babies/Toddlers/ preschoolers or anyone of that matter love moon to the core! We speak a lot about the moon since their day1! It’s natural …

motherhood

Our 5 favorite Muslim Series on YouTube for Kids

I was proud to say there is No screentime at my home till babyA was 1year 8 months old. Later as our friend circle increased she wanted to spend time on screen. As I had a guilt trip that she speaks less just because I haven’t introduced screen yet had to start the screen time …

Activities, motherhood

Few Tips to Engage Toddlers with Markers

When we have toddlers at home we will have Markers for sure. They love to be with Markers. They can spend hours with the Markers. I usually try to avoid giving Markers to her during winter season due to the mess involved. I hate giving her baths for multiple times in a day. But whom …

motherhood

Few practical steps to encourage your toddler to speak

When babyA was a baby people near me were like your daughter is a rockstar she will speak soon! Few said she needs help as you guys are in nuclear setup. They confused me a lot being a First time mom! I was confident that my daughter will speak in a regular phase but when …

motherhood

Impact of stress during Pregnancy – A guide to a First time mom!

Since you have reached this page obviously either you or your family member would have become pregnant! Congratulations mommy! You are going to hold your child in a few months! Such a cute wait to bring the kid into the world! The phase is such a lovable and cute phase but a fragile one too. …

motherhood, Parenting

Travel Tips for the Holiday Season with a Toddler

The holiday season is arriving where few families might plan for travel! This travel might be a cakewalk for some whereas it might be a trip filled with experiences such as meltdown, headaches etc., When we went for short flight trips BabyA was happy and I was able to manage her schedule based on the …

motherhood

5 old wives tales about breastfeeding that are totally true!!

Old wives tales are usually the ones which will make us laugh! Few such tales will make us believe that we are harming our babies!! I am sure the old wives tales would have started in one good form but stories kept on adding and it landed in some state just like the secret star …

Activities

Nursery Rhymes For Toddlers which can be used for Sing- a- long

Nursery rhymes are here since long. These are rhythms and through the rhymes the toddlers are introduced to new words and syllables. It is a tool to make the kids speak the words they hear more often! It builds the social and communication skills in a toddler. People have often asked me which are the …

Activities, motherhood

Learning Tamil words through Where is Baby’s Birthday Cake? by Karen Katz

For the people who are close to me actually know the love I have for the language Tamil! It’s always close to my heart. Being in a foreign country it’s difficult to get tamil books to read it to my daughter. So from now I am starting a new project where We will be reading …

motherhood, Parenting

How Babywearing Helps the NEW PARENTS?

Congratulations mommies for welcoming a new member in your family. Glad you hit this space to know about the Babywearing world!! This world has too many options to decide from. I am just warning you guys if you get the hang of babywearing you would love to own all the carriers in the world!! Our …

Activities, Life in Georgia, motherhood, Parenting

5 Things I do with my BabyA Daily

Being a first time mom is exciting as well as exhausting. The ride is a rollercoaster for sure. As it’s first time parenting we get too much of confusions. We might even feel low at times. But planning helps us to survive this stage of life. My 2 year old babyA loves to stay active …

Life in Georgia, motherhood, Parenting

Block Unit-Play for Building up the Toddler

Block unit-plays play a vital role in a child’s life. It is not only fun to play but also develops language skill, cognitive skills, intellectual skills,physical skills, Cooperation skills. Etc. Though it doesn’t have the fancy thing in it building blocks are great for developing intellectual, cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills. Many scholars and …

Activities, Life in Georgia, motherhood, Reviews

Review- LunarjoyBox- Hajj

Being in a western world I always have fear will our kids go in the different path? But I know everything is almighty’s planning! He knows the best. But taking some baby steps is also necessary to live in this competitive world al hamdulilah!!  When babyA was 9 months old We got an opportunity to …

Activities, Life in Georgia, motherhood, Parenting

Seeking Laylatul Qadr- The Night of Power

Al hamdulilah we have successfully completed  two phases of Ramadhan and we have entered the third phase i.e. the last 10 days of Ramadan. Days are moving very fast. After a break of 2 years from fasting this year I didn’t feel much discomfort though the fasting period is long compared to India. Al hamdulilah …

motherhood, Parenting

Environmental Day Celebration as a Family

World Environmental day  is celebrated on June 5 every year since inception. This is similar to World Earth day established to raise environmental awareness. World Environmental Day is an opportunity to know about our earth and how to lead a greener life in a better way! Everyone needs to work together for a cleaner world, …

Activities, Life in Georgia, motherhood, Parenting

6 ways to celebrate Eid with your Toddlers

We are in the month of Ramadan right now and this month is truly special for each and everyone around Al hamdulilah!! Kids love this month especially because they get time to spend more with the family and relatives. If you are living away from the family like us we get to meet people in …

motherhood, Parenting

Ramadan Advice for Mamas & Papas – Gentle Parenting

Al hamdulilah we have reached the second 10 days of Ramadan and looking at our condition at home  masjid I would  want to remind each and everyone including me one thing that almighty has asked us to do through our prophet Muhammad s.a.w. [peace be upon him] i.e. to follow Gentle Parenting!! Due to the …

Life in Georgia, Parenting

Ramadan Month -30 Days of Good Deeds for Toddlers

Ramadhan is on the way! When I think about this special  holy month even in this age I get all excited. Being an expat, I really want to include my daughter who is a toddler to feel why this month is special? Why is the environment different at home right now? Why are the Schedules …

motherhood, Parenting

An Ode to Breastfeeding Phase of My Life

Al hamdulilah we had a wonderful journey of 650 days of Breastfeeding!! It’s a beautiful connection we had between us as a mother and daughter. I still can’t believe I was able to succeed the journey! I thought it’s a natural process and each and everyone is gifted with this process. I was living in …

motherhood, Series

Let’s Plan and work for a Productive Living- May

The month of April was too thrilling for us as a Family. The month started great with me turning 30 Al hamdulilah and then we ended up going in an emergency surgery and I ended up learning things from my daughter. She being 21 months old taught me how to adjust and she weaned off …

Life in Georgia

Birthday Date with BabyA- @Totspot, Atlantic Station

I wanted to spend time with my daughter on my birthday and my hubby had his work so couldn’t disturb him. Georgia aquarium was in my thoughts but thinking about the spring breaks didn’t want to risk. So we ended up visiting Totspot @Atlantic station. When we were new to Georgia I hanged out few …

Reviews

Book Review- ‘Simple as That’ by NAFLA SALAHUDEEN

Is someone in your family getting married? With marriage season round the corner I have 2 members in my family getting married. With the regular gifts I wanted to gift them something different. Marriage in our culture is marrying the whole family. Have to get adjusted with the mother-in law, co-sister,brother in law, sister in …

Guest Post, Parenting

Guest Post-Are You a Breastfeeding Mom who is planning to Nurse your baby during Ramadhan Fasting?

Today, we are going to talk about the effect of Ramadan fasting on breastfeeding mothers. But before that, we should correct some misconceptions about diet and breastfeeding. Food and breast milk production One of the most popular question among breastfeeding moms is: Which type of food should I eat to increase my breast milk production …

motherhood

I am Turning 30! Al hamdulilah!! Wanna know why it’s awesome to be in 30’s?

Today I am turning 30 years old. It’s really hard to accept the truth but the fact is I have completed 1/3rd of my life. Kids calling me dhidhi to aunty made me realize I am growing old but still when I am hitting the 30’s it hurts; but I am grateful that almighty has …

motherhood, Parenting

Breastfeeding in Public! It’s a RIGHT of a BABY!

Few days back the whole India was speaking about a model who posed for a cover in a local daily. She was shamed for posing for this project even being unmarried. Few asked which mom will nurse the baby like this! To be frank a mom nursing her baby in public with or without cover …

Activities

Fun Fact about South Korea- Host Country of Winter Olympics 2018

  The whole world is excited about the Winter Olympics right now. We have our opening ceremony in less than a week. I am really excited. How about you guys? I am sure you all  would be!! This year the host is South Korea and it’s the first winter games they are hosting. Pyeongchang will …

Activities

India – Participant of Winter Olympics 2018

2018 Winter olympics officially known as XXIII olympic winter games is planned to take place between 9th and 25th February on South korea. Being an Indian, was curious to know the count of participants in the olympics.  To be frank I wasn’t interested on sports before baby but now might be due to the hormonal …

Activities

O is for Olympics Craft- Winter Olympics 2018

Fun alphabet craft is what I love to involve my daughter with. She being 18 months I don’t concentrate on teaching anything specific. I always go with the flow. She loves to squeeze the glue bottle now. So thought to use this skill in a positive way.  Following the bloggers I loved the activity called …

Parenting, Series

Let’s Plan and work for a productive Living-January

Welcome to my FIRST post of 2018-Goal planning post for 2018! I am really excited that you have hopped in to read this special post of mine. Since December, I have made it mandatory to write my monthly Goals as it’s really difficult for me to work on daily basis without planning. So with the …

motherhood

Tips for New moms on Breastfeeding with Joy!!

Al hamdulilah we have completed 18 months of breastfeeding successfully and in shaa Allah have plans to breastfeed as long as babyA wishes!! Being a first time mom we would obviously have few doubts if we can or not. But in my case al hamdulilah the moment babyA was in my womb with the help …

motherhood, Parenting

Best of Alizehmysoul 2017-Hi5!! It's time for Best 5!!

Its been around 6 months of active blogging and I had a wonderful journey in penning down my thoughts. This 2017 is a learning year for me. I have grown with my baby step by step and now we as a family are welcoming 2018. These 6 months with my blogging as a hobby I …

motherhood, Parenting

BFF-BREASTFEEDING FELLAS; BREASTFEEDING FRIENDS FOREVER

We are going to complete our 18 months in a day and l am getting to hear from people around, She is No more a baby! Stop nursing her! If not now then never will she forget. To all the people who say this I just smile back and walk off from the place as …

Activities, Life in Georgia, motherhood, Parenting

In Atlanta We too had Snow in 2017 !! A rare thing in the history itseems!!

I usually don’t follow the weather forecast but i had to follow when i got a notification stating it will snow in our area and we are facing a snow storm. The whole of Atlanta was excited as its a place where we don’t get snow and it was predicted that we would get approximately …

Activities, motherhood, Parenting

Gross Motor- & How do I build that in my Child?

We have entered the toddler stage now and lately I can notice she becomes little aggressive and at times gets irritated when she is unable to reach a goal she has set. This happens in a child when they aren’t able to engage with the gross motor skill of theirs. When we reach this irritation …

Activities, motherhood, Parenting

Growing up as A MOM- Reasons to climb a Slide.

We went to a mall nearby where they have a small playarea. They had a small slide over there and babyA being small i didn’t think she could climb the slide. When she did everyone gave me a strange look but i loved her spirit and started to film it and enjoyed the spirit in …

Parenting, Series

Let’s Plan and work for a productive Living- December Month Goal

I really don’t like to be organised. In fact you can hear from my family that I am a lazy b(m)um! I don’t really plan things well but being a new mother I really can’t say I don’t plan ahead and work with the flow. Even when I was a lecturer I hated the lesson plan …

Parenting

Does my baby need all the toys in the world??

It’s the month of November and we are going to complete 17 months soon in shaa Allah! Earlier Shopping was a difficult task as we will have to go to a shop research about the product and then analyse if we need them and then buy it but now the scenario is completely different. Sitting …

motherhood, Parenting, Reviews

ALIHUDA REVIEW- NETFLIX FOR MUSLIM MUNCHKINS- I MEAN IT

PEACE OF MIND FOR BOTH PARENTS AND KIDS When babyA was born I was sure that she should have NO SCREEN TIME and with almighty’s grace I was able to stick to that rule till she reached 15 months but she wasn’t able to be free from screen time as she started looking at kids …

motherhood, Parenting

Help- I doubt if my baby is happy with Breastmilk!!

Many ladies assume they do have a low supply and switch to formula or cow’s milk without having an actual proof. When asked they say we don’t know why there is a low supply! Many have a huge list why do they believe they  have a low supply and now we are going to answer …

motherhood, Parenting

Some Crazy Reasons for the love of Babywearing

Anyone who  knows me in person will know that I am an advocate of babywearing and cloth diapering. If you are babywearing we can do the household tasks and few tasks without worrying about it as your hands would be free. It’s also said by wearing your baby he/she is close to you so the …

motherhood, Parenting

20th Century Vs 21st Century Moms

These are my views on the topic “20th Century Vs 21st Century Moms” and I am writing this as a part of the Blogging Marathon – http://supermommitali.com/category/bloggers-marathon A mom is a mom whether you are from the 20th Century or the 21st Century! As a mother we seem to be over responsible in raising a healthy, happy and …

Parenting, Reviews

Totscart Handmade Fitted Diaper Giveaway

Have you tried Fitted Diapers? If not then you need to right now. To try the fitted diapers baby A and I have teamed up with Totscart to bring you a giveaway.  Scoot to my Instagram and Facebook page, look for the Totscart Handmade Fitteds Diapers Review posts to take part now. Love it? Share it!

motherhood, Parenting, Reviews

Review- Totscart Handmade Fitted Diaper cum Giveaway

  June is a special month in everyone’s life. As a student we would like to welcome the month of June to show our new bags, to enter our new class, to meet new set of teachers and so on.. When we came to know about the environment we started to wait for the 5th …

Parenting

Attitude Or Gratitude -A Simple Note to Honour Parents

As Baby A is reaching her One year mark shortly in this beautiful world I was able to come up with something in regards to the thankless tasks of parenting. The world of Internet today has thousands of resources like Gentle Parenting and thousands of groups around to help during the crisis which would be …