About Asbah Alaena

I am Asbah. A servent of Allah who is a muslim by birth and choice, Accountant by way of studies, an artist at heart, house wife by profession and a mom to two toddlers. This blog had been my major writing rendezvous while i was young but will feature more grown-up mommy type content, simply owing to the fact that i have become one. My struggles and comforts as a mommy, our cooking and crafting adventures and a rant or two in between ;).

4 Thrifty Organization for kids room

Guest post by Nicole Gardiner

When it comes to cleaning the kids room, we always have a little voice in our head that says: “Why should I clean that, it will look exactly the same way right after I am done.”

But, having a clean kids room is possible, you just need the right system and tricks for your stuff to remain organized, below are 4 ways to do it:

Designated places

It is easier to organize a kids room by category. Put similar type of stuff at the one place. Like books at one corner, stuffed toys on the shelf, kitchen toys in a bucket near a play kitchen, cars in the drawers etc.

Once you have the designated place for different type or every category of toys; you can move on to the next step.

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Turning Basement into Cozy playroom – Guest post.

Every parent knows just how much energy kids have and how important it is to get rid of that extra energy during the day if you want to have peaceful evenings and nights. Probably the best way for kids to have fun and tire out is through play, ideally somewhere away from your expensive flat-screen TV and fragile living room decorations. The basement could be the perfect place for a kids’ playroom once it’s fixed up and decorated. So, roll up your sleeves and get decorating!

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First things first

Turning your basement into a fun playroom isn’t just about decoration and toys. Especially if your basement has been lying empty, unused and neglected for some time, you need to check the condition of your walls and windows. Most basements need additional insulation as well as energy-efficient windows to provide light and ventilation. Also, make sure to check all your pipes for leaks and your ceiling for any damage. Only after you’ve made sure the space is completely safe, you can start your renovation. Continue reading

7 steps to wean a child & dealing with weaning Tantrums.

Originally published at Muslimah Bloggers

Weaning a baby – specially if you have nursed the child up to 2 years; by the time she is capable of determining her WANTS, can be difficult. But following these steps can surely help reduce the pressure:

7 Steps to wean a child & how to deal with weaning tantrums

  • Intention & dua: Since you nursed a child probably because Allah SWT wants you to do so, make the intention that you will wean around 24 months as Allah swt advised is best for them. And then make dua that it be easy for you. And insha Allah it will be.

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DIY Homemade Playdough

Me and my kids love play doughs. I used to make porcelain flowers with air-dry clay and it was one of the most satisfying feelings! I just bought a store-bought dough once and it was great but I still wanted to try to make something myself.

Homemade Playdough

I had once made a fruit wreath using a flour & salt dough and I know a similar dough could be made and used as a play dough – which is kids safe and well Home made. So we tried one: Continue reading