A couple of years ago, being a “children’s author” was just a dream I had. It was a fantasy, and just that. Fast forward to today and here I am announcing my second children’s book: Zaid and the Gigantic Cloud. With each book I wrote, I began the writing process because I was grappling with something. It’s common, I guess, for people to find repose in writing. However, each time I felt the urge to write I found myself heading towards my most beloved state… a mother, a teacher. I wrote my feelings and ambitions out as children’s stories… because surely if I was grappling with something, I would want to equip our most precious communityContinue reading
There have been so many times when I’ve been struck by a profound idea; the kind of idea I felt would make a difference in my life, my family life or my community. Then, as always (and almost as if on cue) I would convince myself that it was too far-fetched, I wasn’t capable or I was just too busy to take on a project. But, something changed in me last year when I decided to finally take up a dream of mine and write a children’s book called Nightly News with Safa. Since the age of 16 I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and I spent a lot of my time preparing for that choice. IContinue reading
Another day, another guest post! Take a look at my post for the wonderful blog: Love. Laugh. Live. which is dedicated to sharing the everyday stories of Muslims around the globe. This is a short piece about what prompted me to write Nightly News with Safa. Give it a read, share & let me know your thoughts!
I had the pleasure of writing my second guest post for the amazing Ruqaya’s Bookshelf! This piece is all about guiding your child to following their passion. Click here to read the post, and leave a comment with your thoughts! Also be sure to read my first post on Ruqaya’s Bookshelf about 7 Ways to Set Your Kids Up For School Success.
I’m not usually the “be outraged and go on a rant” kind of blogger, but recently I felt the need to write about something that troubled me. As I do sometimes, I had the TV on while I was folding some laundry. My daughter was playing with her lego set, building and deconstructing. Meanwhile, A Juicy Couture perfume advertisement played on my television screen. The ad was selling their new fragrance “I am Juicy Couture”. Now, I know what to expect from a perfume ad: the usual sensual and often over sexualized female form. However, this ad was different. It wasn’t so much the imagery that caught my attention, but the statements being hurled into livings roomsContinue reading
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a Principal of a private school in Mississauga, Ontario for an article for The Link Canada. In the article, Leaving A Legacy Behind, I discuss Farrah Marfatia’s journey as a female Muslim professional in Canada, her journey towards education and her hopes for her community. Give it a read and let me know your thoughts! For more about The Link Canada, click here.
I recently stumbled upon a wonderful blog called Crafting Connections. Since then I’ve frequently visited it and found wonderful ideas and lesson inspiration. There are some amazing posts that you must see, such as: Proficiency Scales and Author’s Purpose. Anyways, I enjoyed this blog so much that I requested to do a guest post for it, which was graciously accepted. I wrote about the importance of asking questions as a reading strategy, as well as how to get your students asking critical thinking questions. Take a look at the post here, and let me know your thoughts! Here are more ways to check out Crafting Connections: Instagram, Bloglovin, Pinterest, Facebook I hope you all enjoy this blog find andContinue reading