I’m honored to share my news of officially leaving my East Coast lifestyle to become a West Coast gal–Southern CA, SoCal, LA County or San Fernando Valley to be exact. “Wow, what a difference!”–I just have to write it again. Anyways, I share my fun and funny views of our move on the popular LA-mom […]
While we don’t like to use Wikipedia for research, here’s a good description of the Suez Canal Bridge. The Suez Canal Bridge, also known as the Shohada 25 January Bridge or the Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge, is a road bridge crossing the Suez Canal at El Qantara. The Arabic “al qantara” means “the bridge.” The bridge links the continents of Africa and Asia. We were leaving […]
Wordless Wednesday Which picture is your favorite? Please share with us in the comments.
As a mom today there is a lot of advice and criticism given to us by others. One of the topics I have heard a lot of criticism about is my decision to let my children, on different occasions travel and stay overseas without me. Mind you they were not hitch hiking Europe solo at […]
Our Qur’an teacher’s 76-year-old mother gave us this beautiful flower arrangement that she makes by hand. The shiny blue wrappers are the foils found inside cigarette boxes. She even showed my girls and I how she rolls the petals (folded blue wrapper) around an air freshener bottle, takes string and winds it around the foil […]
Just by looking at a few pictures, we can get a quick lesson in all of the following subject areas (and more!): Arabic Biology Geography Health Natural living MashaAllah, we feel so blessed to have fresh eggs & fruits with the convenience of just walking downstairs. Some fruits are obviously out of season right now, but […]
Love to Travel and Love to Eat Asalaamu Alaykum everyone! Do you have a favorite travel destination that you’ve been wanting to share with everyone? Do you love eating out at halal restaurants with your friends and family? Well, this contest is the contest for you! Just by visiting the website linked below and submitting your […]
Going on Vacation? Planning and going on vacations, weekend getaways, and trips can be expensive. However, by familiarizing yourself with the right tools and planning ahead, you can actually save an enormous amount of money. Here are some tips for saving money when planning a vacation and when on vacation: 7 Money Saving Tips Discount […]
No need to worry about astronomical New York City parking prices anymore! My master-frugal New Yorker sister tipped me into this awesome site for all Icon Parking lot discount coupons. What I really like about this site is that it has a Manhattan neighborhood map pictured in this post. Also, the details of the Parking […]
I’m so excited to share with you this really cool “Show You Care From Eid al-Fitr to Eid al-Adha orEid2Eid” campaign and challenge! Touchnote is an incredibly ingenious, highly-economical, convenient, traveler’s dream app. However, I believe it’s an awesome innovation for for high-tech Internet-connected people to stay in close touch in a very personal, special […]
While Daddy likes to drive, 14-hours one-way for a weekend just isn’t something I want 70 year-young Daddy driving by himself–so, we’ll be looking into airfare, and as you know our first choice is CheapOAir. But, there are some awesome limited-time specials I had to share with you too. April-only Spring Travel Discounts – Expires […]
Almost one year after HalalTrip.com was launched, and they just refreshed its design and logo. I personally prefer the uppercase H, T & M for Muslim. And, this button, compliments of my 10 year old kidblogger. They also completely redesigned their website, which I feel is a great improvement in focusing on the single most […]
Having traveled 10s and thousands of miles as a family I’m often asked how do we do it? How are your kids not bored in the car? Bored!? Never…traveling is such a huge part of our lives that we’re accustomed to being in a plane, train, car, boat, ferry, or simply in our walking shoes. So, I’m dedicating attention to Travel Tips Tuesday. But, we’re going to also host Technology Tuesday. But, don’t be surprised if we combine both themes some Tuesdays–because if it wasn’t for Technology, we’d never be able to homeschool our girls through all our Travels. So, here are a few Travel Tips to get started.
halaltrip is a travel review site that allows travelers to share their views and rating of Muslim-friendly hotels. Their blog shares insights and Muslim-friendly travel ideas, and happy to answer any of your travel questions. Muslim-friendly hotels can loosely be defined as hotels offering permissible (halal) amenities, such as women-only pools, prayer rooms, the availability […]
I promised myself my girls that I would never not participate in anymore “popularity-type” blogging contests after participating in MomWebs contest, and daughters’ coloring contest. While wining was definitely Da-Boom–It was a lot of work! Overall, I still feel these types of online contests that “popularity” won over merit. Additionally, I felt bad asking favors […]