anti-materialism, family culture, gifts, minimalism, motherhood, personal development, reflections

Knitting Nana

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman It's getting cold here in the neck of the woods where I dwell. The cold announces the need for proper winter gear in enjoying the outdoors (we are outdoorsy people believing in the notion that "there is no such thing as 'bad weather;' simply 'bad clothing' for the… Continue reading Knitting Nana

accountability, ecofriendly, minimalism

Eco-Friendly With Children

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Sustainability and eco-friendly living are concepts that my family has been making a conscious effort to delve into. As stewards of the earth, it is important that we leave the earth better than we found it by limiting our impact on the environment. Below are a few ideas… Continue reading Eco-Friendly With Children

anti-materialism, finances, preconceived notions dismantled, reflections, say no to consumer culture, self-improvement, taking action

Not Everything Cherished Need Be Owned

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman I have always been a person inclined toward purging. I am constantly giving away or selling items that are no longer needed and reevaluating the purpose of the things that I do own. When I came across the term minimalism it seemed to suit me perfectly! As time… Continue reading Not Everything Cherished Need Be Owned

atmosphere, concentration, connection to Allah, family culture, focus, motherhood, peaceful environment, personal development, routines, spirituality, time at home, unity

The Necessity of Consistent “Tech-Free” Time

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman My family and I have recently taken up the challenge of going tech-free for 24 hours, every weekend. For us, this means: no televisions, no screens, no laptops/devices, no radio, and no phones (we do use my actual camera if I want to take pictures). This has been… Continue reading The Necessity of Consistent “Tech-Free” Time

blessed dates, children, Eid, gift giving, gifts, presents, ramadan, unity

Meaningful Gift Giving

Written by: Kendall A. & Lucia B. Narrated in Al Bukhari, The Prophet saw said: “Exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love for one another.” There is no doubt as to the joy that overcomes a person upon receiving a gift, especially a thoughtful one from a beloved person. In Islam, we… Continue reading Meaningful Gift Giving