The delicious Date fruit

Date fruit, one of the sweetest and oldest fruit around, is the product of the date palm tree and cultivated since approximately 6000 B.C. They have been a part of the staple diet in the Middle Eastern countries and hold a certain reverence for Muslims around the world. It was one of the favorite fruits…

Ramadan with kids!

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is very special to Muslims as a holy period dedicated to fasting, self- purification through reflection, and trying to gain spiritual attainment. It is also the month in which the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. Growing up in a Muslim country (Saudi Arabia), Ramadan was…

Gift ideas for “Teacher Appreciation Day”

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and we are so thankful to all the amazing teachers who continue to inspire our children to be better everyday! Teachers are truly the real superheroes! Last year, inspired by Pinterest,…

Best Banana Bread Ever!

This is seriously the best Banana Bread ever created! Don’t believe me? You will after you read the story behind this claim of mine. My eight year old son dislikes bananas a lot! He never wants to eat bananas as snack or have them in any form at all until he tried this banana bread!…

Dreaming of Unicorns!

“Dreams are the playground of unicorns.” – Unknown The Unicorn trend might seem huge right now as you can see it in party themes, clothing, makeup, food and of course art & decor. But it is not a recent phenomenon at all. In fact unicorns are legendary creatures mentioned by the ancient Greeks and depicted…

I have begun!

‘Tomorrow I will begin’ – Ever so often, these words echo in my head as I close my eyes, ready to drift away after reflecting on my day – especially on what I did not manage to do. There are everyday important things that I do and that are crucial in running my house and caring for my family, but there are those ‘other’ things that seem a bit daunting, too time-consuming, not too important or even sometimes a bit more interesting or fun.