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

Our Letter crafting Journey of 2017

Its been one year since I started the weekly letter crafting activity (we took many breaks in between though) with my two toddlers. In the beginning it was more of an hassle and since I was doing most of the work (cutting and arranging for my kids to glue the stuff together) I wondered if it is ever going to benefit us in anyway?Kept the kids involved

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But my kids were interested in crafting so we pushed and kept moving forward.

By the end of the year we had this hefty messy notebook filled with letter crafts oozing out of it. Also, when my kids would sit down to read it all the way till end, I found myself constantly worrying of it being torn. Because it was paper. and we had put so much effort to gather it. (since I hope we can benefit from it in a long run too). I wanted something sturdier and found a binder in Pakistan. So i Just shifted all the crafts to that binder, its so much more safe and organize now. I love it and so does my kids. Continue reading