How much TV do you let your kids watch?

Before I became a mother, I was one of those people who emphatically claimed that my children would NEVER watch TV. Well, two babies later the reality of how ridiculous that claim was made itself painfully apparent. When it was just one child, sure, it was easier to avoid the TV. But even then, as…

How to: Minimalist Eid Decorations

Eid Decorations usually seem to follow the trend of hanging lanterns, a token paper mosque, paper moons and stars with lots of shiny gold and silver. While I'm sure these decorations are still pretty, and the kids would love them, I really love the idea of minimal, but still beautiful, Eid decorations. Here is a very…

Designer to watch- Diana Kotb

For today’s Modest Fridays, I’m so pleased and and excited to feature home-grown Australian designer, Diana Kotb. A follower tagged her on one of my Instagram images, and once I checked her profile, I was stunned. The aesthetic and creativity of her designs and the styling of the shoots was just mind blowing. The ‘modest…

The ‘P’ in ‘Parenting’ is for Perseverance

My daughter is not what you’d call a “good eater”. In fact, the year she turned two, I don’t think she ate much at all. The. Whole. Year. My parents would berate me about it every time we went over for dinner. And over the phone in between visits. Although my daughter was a chubby…

The double-edged sword of modest fashion

In a world that rewards beauty and style over everything else, we Muslims have become caught up in this culture just as much as the “West”. We criticize the exploitation of women by the fashion industry, and yet we are just as desperate to be accepted by that same industry, in our bid to be…