ALL the thoughts we have about Instagram

A few nights ago I posted on my Instagram stories a few thoughts about the social media platform and the issues around the sponsorship/influencer aspect of it. Turns out, A LOT of you had A LOT of thoughts about it as well, so I decided to collate those thoughts into one blog post. In the…

A birthday present idea for your MIL

It was my mother-in-law's birthday recently so I put this gift basket of self-care items together for her. It was easy to put together, the process was enjoyable and the end result, quite lovely. The photos aren't styled the best as I had to capture this quickly because three kids + had to head to…

Inspiring kids’ learning spaces

Even if one is not homeschooling their children, having a "learning nook" can be useful. And I say "nook" because let's face it; not everyone has the luxury of having a separate room just for the kids. Even a spare wall in the house can suffice, with various shelving systems like the first one below…

The List: Ethical kid’s clothing

Now that my kids are exiting the toddler years (well, two of them anyway), finding ethical kids clothing that is affordable is becoming somewhat of a task. Speaking to my cousin recently, she also expressed difficulty in finding ethically made clothing for children aged 5-15. It can be difficult to pass up the $5 t-shirt…

A generous baby shower

I've always had two thoughts and emotions about baby showers. I've felt somewhat uneasy about them, what with the fanfare, extravagance that seems to be the trend these days and potentially lots of unwanted gifts, but I've also loved the concept of gathering a budding mother's closest female friends and family to initiate her into…

Clothes with Baraka

Here at The Modest Life we are passionate about supporting local businesses, women-run businesses, ethical-minded businesses... basically businesses that kick butt ­čÖé Baraka Women is one such business. Designed by Eisha Saleh, an all round incredible lady, the clothes are made with the modest dresser in mind, with the most beautiful fabrics, made right here…

High-tech bassinets are totally a thing now

For those of us who have kids, think back to your most difficult child, the one you brought home from the hospital terrified of because from DAY ONE they wouldn't sleep anywhere else but on your chest. Or in your arms. Or only in the car. Or they didn't sleep at all. If you were…

A hijab by any other name is…fashion.

The hijab has been getting a lot of attention lately. Women who wear the hijab (Islamic head covering) are becoming more vocal, asserting their existence in a world that has attempted to define┬áthem. Women who wear the hijab are speaking, shouting, writing, running, jumping, strutting, fencing, dancing and singing their way to recognition, in an…