Mother’s Day

Growing up, my mom hated Mother’s Day. Like many Muslim moms my mom would say, “every day is Mother’s Day in Islam.” And shes’s right, because in Islam mothers are highly revered. As the phrase goes, paradise lies beneath the feet of your mother. Since Mother’s Day was not really celebrated in my family, I…

25 for 25

Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA, you know how life is. I hope you’re all well and living your absolute best lives. Today is the 25th of July and I turn 25, so I wanted to do a post in honor of my golden birthday. It actually feels very surreal to be a quarter century…

More Than A Label

As a black Muslim woman I’m quite used to the fact that I will be stereotyped and often even misrepresented by society. Knowing this has allowed me to develop thick skin so as to not let the misconceived perceptions of others affect how I see myself. So it came as a surprise to me when…

Intro to parenthood

In the early morning hours of September 30th, 2016 Kamilah came into this world. Hearing the first cry of my own child was by far one of the greatest sounds I’ve ever heard. I couldn’t help but cry tears of joy along with her, after all I was meeting my heart in human form. It was one…

Immigrant Kid Chronicles

I recently listened to this podcast talking about being an immigrant/first generation in America and I wanted to share some of my thoughts, being an immigrant kid myself. When my family came to America, I was really young. Being a child, I was able to assimilate to America fairly quickly, and now as an adult…

Mom Guilt

One of the hardest things about parenting is making time for yourself. You get so caught up in taking care of your child that you often forget or neglect your own needs. I’m guilty of doing this often. Between working fulltime and being a single parent, I forget to make time for myself. A major…

Winter blues

Hey guys! I don’t know about you guys but I usually dread winter. The fact that it gets dark early and t’s really cold, makes me bummed out. I tend to lose motivation during these winter months. The lack of sunshine discourages me from going out and taking charge of the day. Most people I…

Golden💛

Hi guys! How gorgeous is this gold hijab?!? I recently collaborated with a hijab company called Lady K Boutique that’s based in Minnesota. They have a great selection of hijabs. I’m wearing the “bella chiffon hijab” in gold, (y’all know my love for chiffon hijabs). Anyway, check out this new hijab company and use my…

My first year of motherhood

When you have a child, people tell you that the first year of your child’s life goes by fast, but I did not think it would fly by this fast. This past year has been incredible, filled with so much adventure. It has been amazing to watch the development of this little human that I…

College Tips

Hi guys! In the spirit of back to school season approaching us, I thought it might be helpful if I interviewed my sister, a recent college grad, about any advice she had for you college students. Being the first to go to college in my family I wish I had someone to guide me and…