Quran Sayings

The Most Selfish One-Letter Word”I”

Avoid It

(Surah Al Kahf 18:34)

 

The Most Satisfying Two-Letter Word

“WE”

Use It

Surah Al An’am 6:71-72

 

The Most Poisonous Three-Letter Word

“EGO”

Kill It

Surah Al Qasas 28:78

 

The Most Used Four-Letter Word

“LOVE”

Value It

(Surah Al Rum 30:21)

 

The Most Pleasing Five Letter Word

“SMILE”

Keep It

(Surah Al Najm 53:43)

 

The Fastest Spreading Six-Letter Word

“RUMOUR”

Ignore It

(Surah Al Hujurat 49:12)

 

The Hardest Working Seven Letter Word

“SUCCESS”

Achieve It

(Surah Al Nur 24:37-38)
 

The Most Enviable Eight-Letter Word

“JEALOUSY”

Distance It

(Surah Yusuf 12:8-9)
 

The Most Powerful Nine-Letter Word

“KNOWLEDGE”

Acquire It

(of Allah & the Holy Qu’ran) Surah Ya Sin 36:2 Surah Yusuf 12:2

 

The Most Essential Ten-Letter Word

“CONFIDENCE”

Trust It
(Trust in Allah’s Guidance)

 Surah Al Tawbah 9:51
Surah Yunus 10: 9

 
Surah Al Tawbah 9:51

 

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Quick Smoothie

2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

One tablespoon of nutritional yeast

Three tablespoons old fashioned rolled oats.

I spoon of honey

1 tablespoon flaxseeds

Half a cup of milk your choice

One banana

Blend in blender and drink,

Note you can use any type of nut butter you want.

You ask …..

Allah gives.

You cry …….

Allah listens.

You call ……

Allah runs.

You sin …….

Allah forgives.

You knock …..

Allah opens.

You attend …..

Allah welcomes.

You request ….

Allah accepts.

You question ……

Allah solves.

You plea ……….

Allah resolves.

You take ……….

Allah provides.

You insists …….

Allah grants.

Everything you do is about you

And everything Allah does,

is about you.

So

Which of the favors of your Lord will you

deny?

Pumping Tips And Hacks!

As Salam Alikum Readers

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post ,

Here are some things I’ve learned about pumping breast milk.

Constancy is super important to keep up a supply so even if you’re bone tired do not skip your scheduled pump.

Make sure your fluid intake is enough basically drink lots of water then drink some more the more water you drink the more milk you will make, on that note if you’re electrolytes are not balanced it will affect your output so add either a Gatorade or coconut water 32 ounces a day to help your supply.

Calories and carbohydrates are your friend and so is protein make sure you are eating enough , breastfeeding makes you hungry so when you feel hungry eat .

Multiple sets of flanges and connectors are going to help you in the long run so you’re not always washing the parts.

You can soak the dirty pumping parts in cold water with soap and vinegar then wash later

When freezing milk do so in approved milk bags and push out all the air then seal and lay flat and freeze then store the small bags into a gallon size bag and make bricks of breast milk.

Change the yellow and white valves to the duckbill valves they last longer and are easier because they are one piece .

Make sure your flanges are correctly fitted , will do separate post for fitting flanges.

Spectra is a great pump you can use medela flanges and connectors and bottles with a simple hack either diy or can buy it off of amazon.

Breastfeeding and pumping takes time and patience, supply and demand so if you need more milk nurse and pumping more will increase your supply of milk.

Power pumping is good way to get more milk it takes time here’s a picture of power pumping .

Here’s one of cluster pumping combine the two can increase your supply fast .

Tips For Flying 

As Salam Alikum Readers

I am writing about flying in a airplane and here are some tips I’ve picked up along the way.

  1. Always pack a change of clothes in your carry on , this is especially important if your flying with children, 
  2. Gate check the stroller, wear baby / toddler in ergo carrier, if to big to wear then invest in a harness backpack we have one that looks like a monkey it will save you a lot of time and worry if you don’t have to chase a wondering toddler through the airport.
  3. If packing yogurts get the tube kind and freeze before hand and store in a lunch bag for keeping foods cold I did this and it was still frozen when I got to where I was going after 18 hours.
  4. Baby wipes for easy clean up, I use them to wipe down the seat armrests and tray
  5. Bring a pillow and blanket with you
  6. Pack a portable charger and have it fully charged for your phone or iPad 
  7. Snacks and empty bottle for water
  8. Extra pair of socks and underwear 
  9. Extra hijab 
  10. Travel in comfortable clothes 
  11. Have all your important information in one place ( I have a bag I pack my passport and flight information in with a list of emergency contacts )
  12. Something to read or do during layovers and on the flight, or headphones to watch movies if plane has them.

Know that when flying with your baby small children that you’re allowed to take them food and breastmilk, formula just tell tsa that it’s your babies food.