Muslim Mom School Calendar

Muslimommy is now on Instagram too! And as a special promotion, I am offering a free Muslim Mom School Calendar when you follow me on Instagram, Pinterest or Google+. The new school year begins soon inshAllah. What better way to keep track of all your school to-do's, meetings and events with this pretty inspirational 2017/2018 School Calendar. This 11-month calendar begins in August 2017 and ends in June 2018. Each month has a spiritual and educational message to motivate! You can print out one (Read more...)

Saving Money on Groceries Using an App

I have been on a mission to save some money on our grocery bill this year. As you know with kids, the grocery bill adds up and is one of the biggest household expenses. When your family is as big as mine, or if you have older kids (especially boys), your grocery expense goes up way more. That's why I am going to share with you one of the most effective ways I save money on my grocery bill. I wish I could share saving tips that are relevant for readers all over the world, but sadly this is only relevant (Read more...)

Intentional Homemaking

It is often said, that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. One could also add that, in the same way, failing to take control of your life will result in life controlling you, and years will flit away as time inevitably ticks on. Often, we tell ourselves we are incredibly busy, and it’s true. We have places to be, deadlines to meet, people who are depending on us for x, y, z and the never-ending to-do lists. Welcome to adult life! It is rare that any of us meets someone who really doesn’t (Read more...)

Spring Cleaning Our Homes and Hearts

Springtime for many, is a time for rejuvenation, renewal and reflection on the beauty of nature as this gorgeous season unfolds around us. The air is filled with birdsong and fresh breezes, the weather warms and all around us budding flowers and leaves remind us of the bounties of Allah’s creation. After taking in the loveliness outside, we come back inside with a deep desire for our homes to reflect the freshness of spring, and thus a period of cleaning and decluttering ensues. Whether you love (Read more...)

Green Homemaking

For me, the term "green Muslim" has always stirred up a love-hate sort of feeling. On the one hand, it makes me feel able to identify the noble environment-conscious attitude I should be trying to adopt as a Muslim. But on the other, to say that adopting this attitude and striving to live harmoniously with nature is only for those people that see themselves as being "green" is a big disservice to the principles of our religion. When we imagine the seerah (life of the Prophet pbuh), do we think (Read more...)

10 Steps to Professionalize Your Homemaking

I recall watching a rather amusing video some months ago in which candidates were interviewed for the toughest job in the world. The “Director of Operations” was required to work 24/7, be constantly on their feet, continuously attend to, and sometimes stay up at night with their “associate”, to have wide-ranging skills for completing a multitude of tasks, to work extra on holidays, and to complete all this with a happy disposition. All this for no pay. The astonished interviewees were then (Read more...)

Making Homemaking Your Career

2015 was tough for me as a housewife and stay at home mom. So often it felt like my children would orbit around me, but with chaos instead of the beautiful illustration of swimming planets, as Allah describes in the Qur'an. Wherever I step, wherever I go, there they are, in want and in need of something from me. 2015 was tough. With my 4th child born in January, it started out rather smooth, but with a 4 year old and 2 year old still needing a lot of attention, things built up rather quickly. The (Read more...)

Why I Stopped Fussing Before Inviting People

Do you avoid inviting people over to your home because you’re afraid you can’t get the house clean enough before they come over? Me too. Do you often suggest meeting elsewhere because you’re too exhausted to imagine cleaning before someone comes over? Then too, the idea of getting the kids out and ready to go is too exhausting to follow through? Me too. During the past five years, it feels like I’ve always had a child who doesn’t sleep through the night, so I’ve been battling chronically (Read more...)