Sunday, May 15, 2011


I have been wanting to post about this Documentary for the longest time, it keeps slipping my mind. So here we are.....


May Allah make it easy for all people in this world...for the amount of corruption being spread in the world affects ALL Muslims or non-Muslims. May Allah make all homeschoolers steadfast in their decision and may Allah swt give us ability to raise our kids for His pleasure and make it easy for us. AMEEN!

Holistic Health: Remedies for vomiting

What is Holistic care

"Holistic health is a concept that all potential contributing factors which may affect a person's well-being, are taken into consideration when assessing a person's overall health.

Holistic health in traditional medical practice upholds that all aspects of people's needs, physical, social, and mental, should be taken into account and seen as a whole. As defined above, it has been accepted among general practitioners and district nurses in Swedish primary care.

In alternative Medicine, it is believed that the spiritual aspect should also be taken into account when assessing a person's overall well-being. The spiritual aspect is not associated with any religious ideology but rather, refers to the essence or "core self" of a person." {American Holistic Medical Association}

The above information is for those who were wondering what 'Holistic' stands for. In simple it a natural way for living where in you focus much on your; physical, nutritional, emotional, spiritual, environmental health and a whole new lifestyle. Some of the major 'Alternate medicine" that  focused on are Herbal medicine, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Cupping, Riki, Massage, Body Cleansing, Reflexology, Yoga, color therapy and many more. There are over 30 different methods that can my used for your overall well being, some of them don't go by our Islamic teachings and some things we can add from the teachings of our Prophet Muhammad (saw).

Most of these methods are not acceptable by majority of convectional (pharmaceutical techniques an drugs) and allopathic medical practitioners. However, if the alternative medicine fails then one can be referred to conventional methods.

I am still in the process of learning about these methods and inshaAllah plan to study a few in detail, Bi'edhnillah (with the permission of Allah).

When my kids got the vomiting and diarrhea a few weeks ago these are some of the things I gave them.


  • 24 hours after their vomiting I gave them fluids such as water, lemon water with sugar and salt (works as a oral re-hydration and works as a glucose which is lost during vomiting)
  • Plain chicken broth
  • Fresh Ginger and Honey tea--> Boil a small piece of ginger for about 5 minutes and then add honey, strain and put it aside to get completely cool. Remember to never give  give hot or warm drinks.
  • Homeopathic Remedies, according to their changing symptoms and temperament.
  • Reintroducing solids after 24 hours gave boiled rice, rice cracker, toast, mash potatoes (recommended by a friend) bananas, homemade applesauce with powdered cinnamon, dry cereal and diluted milk

Never force the child to eat when they are sick, it's from the sunnah.

If the child vomits continuously, then please consult your physician immediately as their might be some underlying cause for her continuous vomiting.

Here are some books we use in our home as reference. These books are great to have but always consult someone who is knowledgable in the field. I have seen and heard of people prescribing homeopathic remedies, herbs and essential oils without any previous knowledge about them - simply "googling" it. We need to remember these are all sciences that need to studied because they have harms and benefits in them.

NOTE: Due to over load of work and other priorities I will be slowing down the blogging a little bit, will try to catch up inshaAllah

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Effects of screen on children

Here is some scary information about how the brains of our little ones get effected by stuffing their faces in front of a screen (TV, Laptops, iphones, ipads) for a long  periods of time. Also how TV/technology effects our children's imagination and creativity, and what the best age for exposing them to a little bit of screen time. Some researchers say there shouldn't be an exposure to screens for young children until high-school age.

Children's Brain and Television

How young is too young to watch television?

Unplug Your Kids: What Kids Learn From TV

Classrooms without technology

The Media's Effects on Children

This video is just general  about media but very shocking!

Consuming Kids, Advertising world Part 1 of 7

This is a also a great documentary you might want to take time to watch about media and kids.

Zaky's Adventures

A dear friend recently told me about these great Islamic cartoons for kids. It's called "Zaky's Adventures" My little man has simply been in-love with the previews! We can't wait to get our hands on some DVDs. He watched them over and over again, lol. Since he was sick, I let him watch them for however long he wanted too, usually he has a limited laptop time. I am a big advocated of NOT putting children in front of the screen for more then an hour, and absolutely NO exposure for children under two.

The Story of Abraham (a.s) with Zaky

DO check the related videos for more previews!

I would love to know what you guys think about the videos... :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Where have I been?

Maybe some of you are wondering where have I vanished...

Well, both our little ones have been vomiting and diarrhea-ing the past week or so. Alhumdulillah Allah swt is Most Kind, they are on the road to complete recovery...and also trying to put on the lost weight. Be'edhnillah. Please remember us in your duas...with the these little sick, blogging was the last thing on my mind.

Hopefully you and your families had a great Jummah! InshaAllah in the next few post I will be sharing some things we have been up to this week despite being sick we were able to do some fun stuff... that I would love to share with my readers.

ALSO, stay tuned for some holistic care tips to help yourselves and children prevent aliments and how to get over them rather than druggin' out on pharmaceutical medications. Allah know best!

Duas needed :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Save yourself & your family from the Hell fire


Homeschool Share

Hundreds of Lap-booking, Unit study and Note-booking ideas.  It's an awesome link! It's great for newbies to Hs-ing, especially with preschoolers. They have older age material as well, and lots of ideas that could be used for other topics.