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Natural Hair, Natural Care

Alhamdulilah I have been enjoying my natural hair for about 8 years now. It's definitely important for me to know, whats in my beauty products that I use, and how to best take care of my natural hair.

 When Sis Taliah approached me about her hair products, I was excited.  Her Facebook page  Sister Taliah's Naturals is full of resources and awareness of the importance of natural products. She sent me three awesome products to try for 4 weeks.

3 and 1 African Black Soap
Hair Love
And T Mix



T Mix- Is my favorite, I was addicted to the smell, and not only does it smell so good, it has healthy ingredients. Taken from the website:  This special blend is designed to add moisture to the hair. 


Tried and true my trouble areas with my hair started to trouble me no more. Each ingredient in the blend has a special purpose. For instance Jamaican Black Castor Oil helps with thinning hair and promotes hair growth. If you don't believe me, you have to try it out for yourself!

3 and 1 Afr…

Reflecting and Nesting

Here I am On  my due date....

We did a lot of cleaning and I have been getting messages about if I had the baby yet and so on.

Guess little baby isn't ready yet and to be honest I'm not..not today. I'm excited to meet this little individual who I have grown close to without seeing him/her.

Are you a boy... or girl? Is the question I have been getting often.

And I think....
Well, It doesn't matter, as long as youre healthy..  ten fingers ten toes a beating heart..a  little nose alhamdulilah you  will be loved that I can guarantee.
Anxiously awaiting your presence to join us..they say my hands are full already... full of blessings is what I say, and I would never turn away from or turn down extra blessings mashaAllah.

The  boys prepared the room for this big moment




Happy to share with my TMH friends, my thoughts as we prepare to turn to the start of the next chapter inshaAllah. New addtion means new schedule. I've found a system that works for us and it will help u…

There's No Place Like Home Birth: Our Home Birth Story Part 5: Plans For Breastfeeding

Brewers Yeast
I decided this time to prepare a little better for breastfeeding... I nursed Tahleel this whole pregnancy and have not weaned him yet, so looks like we are entering the tandem nursing world. Thats when you are nursing two children at once. I  automatically thought about increasing my milk supply and what ways to go about this.

I've been reading about lactation cookies and saw such great reviews for them that I decided  to make some, and will keep making them often. Turns out the children love them too mashaAllah!! They are made with  brewers yeast, not to be confused or substituted with nutritional yeast and bread baking yeast. It is said to help increase milk, energy, and fight off the baby blues. It contains iron, protein and more mashaAllah.  The taste is strong, I prefer to add to cereal, bread, cookies, pancakes, and smoothies...it better than just taking it on a spoon daily! It's better to have it "raw" so in the salads with homemade dressing, cere…

There's No Place Like Home Birth: Our Home Birth Story Part 4: Natural Postpartum Kit

What's In My Natural Postpartum Kit
Reusable Postpartum Pads
As many of my friends know I LOVE getting my items from Dalecia over at Love,d and as part of  my postpartum kit, these are a must! MashaAllah always great quality and design, alhamdulilah Im never  disappointed in Dalecia's products. Soooo I also use Love,d cloth menstural pads and  I'm really  glad I have been using reusable pads. My favorite method is hand washing them with a washboard because it really keeps them clean. The same detergent I will use on cloth diapers I will be using on  the cloth pads inshaAllah The All In Two Postpartum Pad is made with waterproof PUL fabric and an all natural hemp/organic cotton fleece, this two part system of a shell and snap-in 12x12in liner. To provide the protection and reassurance us moms need after having a baby when blood flow is much heavier than your menstruation flow. The pad shell  has elastic gussests, helps  in protecting against leaks and also creates a nice li…

There's No Place Like Home Birth: Our Home Birth Story Part 3: Affordable Cloth Diapering For Multiple Children

Alhamdulilah baby is due any day now, and we have decided to go about using cloth diapers, as we have for our youngest son. This will be the first time we are using them from birth subhanAllah.

Cloth diapers, while can seem like a costly initial start, isn't so bad if you decide to use prefolds.


MashaAllah, with two children in cloth diapers, buying a lot of pocket diapers can be costly, if you do not have enough to make that investment but prefolds are at very good prices mashaAllah!! Whether new or used, you can find a good deal on a stash of prefolds.

Alhamdulilah as our son will soon be potty trained I'm loving that his old cloth diapers will go to the baby once he gets older.

With prefolds, we have about 7 covers so far that goes on top of the prefolds, mashaAllah you can see in the other pictures to see what three of the covers look like :)


Alhamdulilah we have been looking to try new homemade laundry detergent that will work for our diapers and other clothes, inshaAllah…

There's No Place Like Home Birth: Our Home Birth Story Part 2: Made With Love

Alhamdulilah if you have been following along on TMH, I just started learning to knit!! MashaAllah I love it, it's fun, it's relaxing, and I can make things for the ones I love.

So for my second knitting project I made our baby some booties!!! MashaAllah we made the baby two pairs, in prayer we will be placing them on the feet of our baby.


If you have ever made anything with your hands, whether cooking from scratch--- from the foundation, or making clothes... then you know the personal joy it feels to see your family enjoying what you have made and worked hard on.

Part of preparing for the home birth is preparing the babies clothes, washing them and putting them away in a sealed bag... to be open on that special day (as my midwife requested)

A clean onesie, baby booties, blanket, etc and a Bismillah, baby Rahim bag is sealed and put away for that special day.

Have you made anything for the ones you love? SubhanAllah it is so rewarding inside... why didn't I take up this w…

There's No Place Like Home Birth: Our Home Birth Story Part 1

Am I really about to have our 6th child?
Did we really decide to do this at home?

Questions and more questions and a reality check! YES this is our 6th blessing and YES we are doing this at home.

It did not start that way, yes we were excited to add another member to our growing team. and We figured like all the other children (except my daughter who was born at home), they would be born in the hospital.

As time progressed we decided that having this baby at home would be the best decision for us... for our family.



So we're having a home birth... there's nothing much to do at this point? Right?, noooo not the case at all. We prayed and prayed for us to find a midwife that would feel like family and be part of our home, for this home birth.
Allah answered our prayers when He sent us a midwife, that is loving, kind, concerned and genuine.
Alhamdulilah!! Also we are asking for everyone to make duaa and if possible donate towards our experience: Baby Rahim, Home Birth Dream

Tahl…