Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Favorites

Jummah Mubarak and happy Friday to you all!

It has been a busy busy week around our little nest. I thought I would start a new series Friday Favorites filled with some of my favorite inspirations. Enjoy!

This is by FAR the most adorable new born baby shoot I have ever seen, click to see Mermaid Stella

Red Velvet cupcakes made by my cousin Mahnoor

My sweet sweet grandmother introduced me to knitting. I even have the pink sweater she made me... Yes, Zakariya has to wear it too!

Being outside, rain, snow or shine

Because no trip is complete without taste testing the snow

Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY: Felted Flower Wreath

In our home we have been paying close attention to the changing seasons. We decided to come up with a fun project to celebrate the winter.  The colors we picked represent the winter but also happen to match our living room!

I used straight pins to secure my flowers on, this is so we can change the flowers with each season of the year. Alternatively for permanent flowers you could use a glue gun to secure the flowers on the wreath



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Would you like an Induction with that? Muslimah's Guide to Birth in North America

This topic is applicable to all women because having children is something all wives and wives to be are thinking about. It is something that will affect all women at some point in their lives, whether they will go thru it for themselves or if they have sisters, cousins, friends who are expecting as well.

Regardless if you were recently married or if you are planning and thinking about having a baby, if you are expecting for the first time, or expecting their 2nd/3rd/4th (and so on) child. This workshop is for all women.

This is the first workshop of this type in our community, not to be missed!

Friday, February 10, 2012

DIY: Homemade Children's Toy, Wind Wand

What you will need:
Metal Circle (pack of 3 available at Michaels) or 1 meter thin cane 
Any color ribbon 
Glue Gun

Measure 5 x 1 meter lengths colored ribbon

Fasten the ribbon and secure it with glue gun, to strengthen over lap existing ribbon

  Space out attached ribbons
The bottom edges of the ribbon might look like this 

Fold, crease and glue ribbon end inward for polished look 

 Admire the finished wind wand! 

Your little one can hold it or shake it, make big movements, run down a hill and watch the ribbons in the breeze, this toy will strengthen the hands and limbs and promote the senses.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rise in Home births

Many might be skeptical about home births but the truth is in the numbers. Most who have opinions know little or nothing about home births. Whether a home birth is for you or not, its important to educate yourself on the topic. Here is an amazing read about the rise of home births: Home births rise nearly 30%

My favorite points from the article:

  • Ask yourself, where were your parents most likely born? In the hospital or at home?
  • Consider this stat, in 1940, 40 percent of births took place at home. 
  • Many people do not know that: home births actually had a lower risk profile than hospital births.
  • Hospital births were twice as likely to be low birth weight or preterm babies as home births.

Of course home births are not for everyone. However, it is important to consider the benefits and be supportive of others who choose to experience them.
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