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.

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Breast Pumps My Personal Review

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Today I’m going to write a review of all the breast pumps I’ve tried, I’ll list the names and types of pumps I’ve tried and how I felt that they’ve worked for me personally .

Spectra love the setting of this pump , bottles are a bit oddly shaped not a fan of the one piece flanges as it’s harder to get into the pumping bras , note there are medela hacks to use medala parts with the spectra pump I’ll try them and give a review. Still playing around with the settings to figure out what personally works for me.

Medela is a good pump there are several different models I have personally tried the harmony hand pump the Lactina pump, symphony, in style pump they all work and are easy to use . There are so many different types of medala pumps and different size flanges it’s super easy to use just be very careful with the suction it’s super easy to accidentally hurt your nipples but using to much suction. Will show you the hacks I’ve used in another post in sha Allah.

Avent Manuel pump easy to use and store works great like the design.Love this design and the cushions flange pump. Not really a fan of the bottles because they are oddly shaped and a huge size even this smallest size ones.

Haakaa is a suction based cup thing that’s great for catching the second boob drips while baby nurses . Only issue I have is my baby seems to like to kick it off the other breast while she’s feeding. The suction and take a minute or so to get right .

Evenflo double electric pump it works like the extra cushion of the breast pump inserts small easy to pack design, don’t care for the one piece style flanges. I do like the extra flange cushions and I found a hack I use with medala flanges and evenflo cushions.

Amadela purely yours personal and hospital grade all I can say is don’t both they didn’t have any suction or speed even at the highest setting huge waste of time. Not a fan of the one piece flanges they are personal a pain to deal with and award to wash and get into pumping bras.like the duckbill valves and they will fit up in the medala parts I’ll show you the hack later.

Finding My Way..

As Salam Alikum Readers

I have taking a part time job and am now trying to figure out how to incorporate everything in my life, at the moment I feel quite disorganized and I have decided to start with small goals , will post a update soon in sha Allah so please bear with me.

Inspirational Islamic Quotes

Inspirational Islamic Quotes!

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 ALLAH does,
Is about you.
So “which of the favors of your LORD will you
deny ?”
(Qur’an 55:13)

Letter From Mother To Daughter

“My dear girl, the day you see I’m
getting old,

 I ask you to please be
patient, but most of all, try to
understand what I’m going
through. 

If when we talk, I repeat
the same thing a thousand times,
don’t interrupt to say: 

“You said
the same thing a minute ago”…
Just listen, please. 

Try to remember the times when you
were little and I would read the
same story night after night until
you would fall asleep. 

When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t
be mad and don’t embarrass me.
Remember when I had to run
after you making excuses and
trying to get you to take a shower
when you were just a girl?

 When you see how ignorant I am when
it comes to new technology, give
me the time to learn and don’t
look at me that way… 

Remember,  honey, I patiently taught you how
to do many things like eating
appropriately, getting dressed,
combing your hair and dealing
with life’s issues every day… 

The day you see I’m getting old, I ask
you to please be patient, but
most of all, try to understand
what I’m going through. 

If I occasionally lose track of what
we’re talking about, give me the
time to remember, and if I can’t,
don’t be nervous, impatient or
arrogant. 

Just know in your heart
that the most important thing for
me is to be with you.

 And when my old, tired legs don’t let me
move as quickly as before, give
me your hand the same way that

I offered mine to you when you
first walked. When those days
come, don’t feel sad..

Just be with me, and understand me
while I get to the end of my life
with love. 

I’ll cherish and thank you  for the gift of time and joy
we shared. With a big smile and
the huge love 

I’ve always had for
you, I just want to say, I love you,
my darling daughter.”
Love mom

Boys

As Salam Alikum

My fourth child turned 5 wow where does the time go? It seems to just fly right on by!

Some things I have learned about raising boys , I have 3 boys and two girls . Boys are way rough and tumble when they play ,I’m not saying that girls aren’t rough and tumble because they are as well, what I’m saying is so far to me boys are rough and tumble 24/7.

Boys are very rough on their clothing always seems to be ripping and tearing it , as well as getting it dirty beyond dirty when I wash their clothes I have to wash at least twice to remove all the dirt yep that’s a boy for you. White on small boys will not stay white for long it will become grey or brown depending on where they are playing . Easy tip: stick with darker colors easier to wash and stains don’t as much or show up , don’t bother buying white socks it will just eat up your time scrubbing the dirt out of them.

Don’t worry about every time the fall and bump their head , boys bump their head all the time they are like little monkeys jumping and climbing everything , yes I do mean ever things stairs, stair railings , walls , anything , trees poles you name it they will try to climb it . Another thing is they love to jump off of stuff beds , chairs , coffee tables the list goes on and on.

Boys have their sweet and cuddle side , my boys have a rough and tumble lets climb up and jump on mommy to hug her climb up her back yes they are always active and have given up napping for the most part.