Memorizing Qur’an & Duas with Toddlers

Assalamu’alaikum and hello!

One night during our bedtime routine while I was saying the du’a (supplication) before sleeping with Little Duck, she repeated a couple of the words along with me.  It dawned on me that she was ready and capable of memorizing.  I asked her to repeat it word by word after me every night.  A couple of nights later, she had the du’a memorized in its entirety (albeit – it is a short one), Masha’Allah.  Her milestones always amaze me and are a reminder of the beauty of creation, Subhanallah.   Continue reading


Tips for Muslim Families: Going to the Beach


When I was a kid my parents barely took us to the beach, even though we lived 15-20 minutes away from it.  When we did go there, it was to quickly dip our toes in the water right around sunset before it closed.  That was when they would know for sure the majority of the people had gone and we would have it to ourselves. Continue reading


This isn’t a new blog but a fresh start.  I wanted to keep this blog name as it describes me perfectly.  I am a chai-addict.  I have to have my cup of tea every single day and usually twice a day.  Ideally, it’s when my daughter is taking her naps, my favorite part of the day, that I get to catch up on my thoughts, do whatever I like, and sip my chai peacefully.  And it will be most likely the time I get to blog – aaand most likely about her!

I am a new-ish mom.  Baby L is twelve months old, Masha’Allah.  I wanted to join the Club of Motherhood ever since I got married, though I appreciate now the wisdom behind waiting – just don’t tell my husband.  Truthfully, I have never felt so complete in my life as I do now.

What is the purpose of my blog?  I want this to be a place where I can share my experiences as a homemaker and specifically as a mother.  I am a teacher by profession, though I do not teach anymore, I wholeheartedly believe that a mother is the child’s first teacher.  And I take this role very seriously.  To state the obvious, the role parents play in shaping their children’s future is invaluable.

I am learning as I go, and I want this to be a place where I can share my success and my failure.  I want it to be a place where I can exchange ideas with a wider community of moms/parents.  I also hope that I can provide other moms out there with advice and tips.

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