Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Book of Questions

I stumbled upon this book at the library. The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, PH.D. Opened it up only to to land on question number 6: You discover your wonderful one year old child is, because of a mixup at the hospital, not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the mistake?

Now... I know there is the whole mehram, non-mehram issue. So lets say hypothetically that you were still nursing the child.

Then what?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Birth Rights

Al Jazeera remains as one of the most trusted news sources today. I have tuned into a few of there Al Jazeera English specials and found them to be very informative. I was beyond myself when they started a series called Birth Rights. I looooove this series! Not only does it open the mind to new ideas but it actually proves the benefits of Midwifery care.

What did you think of this episode?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kiddie of the Month: The Itsy bitsy tale of Ilyas & Idrees

I have two wonderful boys, the older one is Ilyas. He is MashaAllah 3 years old now and is a very curious boy. It is as if his questions never end! He loves cars and has a whole collection in his little car box. Even his room is decorated accordingly. He has a car bed, a side table made of 2 tires stacked on top of each other with a flat round table top placed on top. He loves to watch Zaky and Baba Ali. Some of his other favorite activities are going to the park and eating bananas. These days he is working on putting his own socks and clothes on all by himself. Although, sometimes he feels like he could use some help. He is practising going to the washroom all by himself too, he calls me when he is done.  His best friend is his brother Idrees but sometimes Idrees is his not- so- best friend.  He can't wait until Idrees grows up so they can play and run together. Another good friend of Ilyas is his cousin Zayna. She lives in Windsor but "pretend Zayna' sometimes plays with him and Idrees. Zayna is 2 and a half years old.

Idrees is 10 months old MashaAllah. He is much more vibrant and full of energy. He cannot seem to sit still for more than 2 minutes and needs someone to play with. When he wants something he throws tantrums untill he gets what he wants! We are working on the discipline. Idrees recently learned what the purpose of lids are. He takes them off of boxes and puts them on again, the whole process is repeated 20 some times until he moves on to the next activity. Among the words he recognizes and says are Allah. mama, papa and some other sounds. He has also figured out what "no" means. When he is told not to do anything with "NO" he gets very upset and will start crying. He loves to throw his sippy cup and all sorts of things from his high chair just because he feels like he is full and naturally to him they don't belong on the table but on the floor. He learned how to crawl last month and is constantly on the move. Mashallah he really cant sit still!


Jazakallah khair for sharing these adorable pictures! I cannot get over how cute both boys look matching Mashallah. I loved reading about Ilyas and his new found independence. He definitely seems to understand that the big brother role does not come easy but is adjusting so well. It was really entertaining reading about Idrees. Especially his full of energy and spunky personality, Mashallah. May Allah bless them both and put love, friendship and mercy in their hearts for one another and may He make them amongst the righteous, Ameen. 

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I'm Back!

So where have I been hiding?

We took a trip. A no emailing, facebooking, blogging, texting, phone calling or listening to messages trip. Alhumdulillah I am feeling refreshed and re-energized. Why didn't we do this sooner? Okay Okay, I might have worked here and there but at a good pace (I couldn't help it!)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eid Nadoona Health and Fitness Extravaganza!!

A great way to kick off Eid weekend with friends and family!

Ladies, join us Friday 11/4 for a Pre-Eid Health and Fitness Nadoona extravaganza!! Shave off a few more calories so you can fit into your new eid outfit :) Well start off with a healthy recipe demonstration, then we'll eat a healthy meal so those fasting can break their fast [please let us know if your fasting].

Then well go into some EYE OPENING health demos and... workshops you've never seen before! Follow it up with an exercise session (well vote on Zumba or strength training)! A special guest all the way from Toronto, Canada will then join us to discuss the prophetic technique of HIJAMAH! The Prophet pbuh taught us that hijamah can cure all diseases but death. You'll have the opportunity to sign up for a hijamah session.

The event concludes with PRIZES and GIVEAWAYS! Which will especially be great since it's EID!!

Bring the kids, we'll have something for them too, inshAllah!! :)

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Cost at door: $20
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