Sleepy Lotion And The Spectrum

Hello There!

As you know there’s been so much hype about the sleepy body lotion from Lush, so I thought I’d give it a go myself.

Why did I buy Sleepy lotion ?

It is my understanding that sleep problems are very common with those on the spectrum. Generally speaking my Little Nut is a good sleeper ,  when he finally falls asleep it’s usually for about 10-12 hours, so  what sleep issues do we have?

  •  I’ve mentioned previously about my Little Nut waking up with me on days I have work here, no matter how quiet I am he wakes up and doesn’t go back to sleep till I leave the house .
  • The biggest problem is the process of actually getting him into bed and off to sleep in the first place. It takes forever ! He climbs in and out of bed several times, he has like a sudden of rush of energy and becomes restless , spins around in circles, has to tug on my hair and a lot of pressure hugging is required.

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Autism Spectrum Timeline & Diagnosis

After my recent blog post in search of mothers that can relate. I’ve made some amazing connections with mums that have children who are also on the spectrum. Today I will be sharing our autism timeline , it’s a question I’ve been asked a lot lately by health professionals and friends.

Please note this is my sons timeline only , upon speaking to other parents the waiting times and assessment types will differ. I have uploaded this post hoping that someone , somewhere will find it helpful. Continue reading “Autism Spectrum Timeline & Diagnosis”


Return To Work Part 2

I was inspired to write this post after receiving the signature tote from Hijabi Mama Treats. It shows an image of a Muslim woman holding a briefcase in one hand and a baby in the other. I stand by the message being portrayed by the designer.

“Mothers are strong , can raise children and work. We can do anything “.

On that note , its been over 2 years since I returned to work after a year long mat leave. You can read about my transition back to work here.

So 2 years later, how am I finding it…? Continue reading “Return To Work Part 2”


Seeking Mothers Who Can Relate

I broke down in tears this morning and turned to my brother and friend.

I said –

 “I don’t fit in with the other mums anymore, I can’t relate to them'”.

They both told me –

” Connect with new mums , mums that can relate to you ‘

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Najma Chicken Chunks Pasta Recipe For Toddlers

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Am I a Mrs or a Ms ?


Next month will be my 7 year wedding anniversary insha’Allah (God willing). And 7 years later I’m still confused about which title to use . . .

Am I a Mrs ? or a Ms?

I’m married ,so technically that makes me a MRS right? … Well that’s what I thought. You see I chose to keep my maiden name and that’s when the confusion began. Surely keeping my surname should make life easier! For one, I don’t have to deal with the hassle of having to change my driving license , bank details, passport blah blah blah…

The home office incident :

I first encountered an issue with using the title MRS a few years ago with a member of staff at the home office. Continue reading “Am I a Mrs or a Ms ?”

Life After Birth Submission, Motherhood

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My stretchmarks have become a badge of honor”

Honestly speaking it took me a good year and a half but I finally got off the roller coaster of emotions. I’m now walking on a straight path, taking baby steps forward .

I was at my lowest ever during pregnancy, but never have I felt so close to Allah. It was such a spiritual journey for me. Continue reading “Life After Birth”


2 Year Olds- 2 Steps To Islam

Hello lovelies !

My Little Nut is now two years old and learning new things every day. I feel this is the perfect time to introduce him to Islam.

By re-evaluating things I do in our everyday routine , I have become more mindful about actively teaching Islam to my two year old. By adopting simple changes here are two steps I have taken to teach Islam to my 2 year old:

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