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Today I have a special guest! She is a Master Herbalist, Tree hugger, Author, lover of lasagna, and all things yellow. She is a powerhouse of awesomeness and she just so happens to be my twin. Al Hamdulillaah (all praise belongs to Allaah) she has been a blessing to me and my family. I asked her to share her adventure with gardening here on the blog...and not only did she deliver, she came with heart. Enjoy this awesome post from a beautiful person Ma shaa Allaah (Allaah willed)
Today I want to talk about feeling like a failure when it comes to homemaking. I've had several of those kind of days where I felt like I was a total failure. It's so easy to just give up because the feeling can be so overwhelming. Let's talk about it friends.
So let's get the party started! I'm always talking about scheduling and planning. I talk about my love for stationery and all of those things. But none of these things matter if you don't have a schedule or system that works for your life and Allaah knows best. How many of you guys generate your own schedule? If so, has it been working for you?
As you guys know I've been Bullet Journaling for a year now and it's been one of the best things I've done to keep myself focused on completing my task. Bullet Journaling is the only way I schedule and plan my day. But as of recent I've been using another method to keep me on task, recommended by my husband called the Pomodoro Method. What is the Pomodoro Method?
I used to scribble your name on my papers
And I imagine your smile within my thoughts
Sometimes I wonder how I got there
I never thought I had a chance
So many sad lullaby's and distorted truths
I never thought I had a chance
In another world I'm a little bolder
A little bit more creative with a pen & a pad
In another world I have enough energy to chase you & to listen to all your stories
In this world I'm currently thinking of you
With my head in my hands & with so many thoughts
I just wish I could show you how much you really mean to me
Why do we let the storms we deal with change our minds from the times I used to scribble your name on my paper?
Oh how I long to be back where I was or at least be able to go through the storms with the understanding that they are meant for us to grow through together and not to tear us apart
I get nervous that I'm just too cheesy for my own good
The Shaitan creeps in and I doubt myself all over again
But in my mind I'm a legend that has this amazing ability to put all my thoughts into actions
I'm thinking of you...
But my thoughts are not enough
I can't imagine my life without you
Your face calms me
Your determination always inspires me
I'm thinking of you
In awe of you
I love you Abdullaah
So as you guys know I'm doing a 30 day vegan challenge and a Fajr challenge. I've been buying Gluten Free desserts for months now and some of them just don't tickle my fancy :/. I figured one of the most difficult parts about this challenge is coming up with desserts. Sugar can be such a problem and every now and then I get those cravings. I made a Blueberry Cobbler dish that is so good that I had to share it with you guys.
It is not surprising to hear women say: "I hate homemaking." or "I find homemaking to be rather bland and boring." It's not crazy to hear that. In fact, it is pretty commonplace for most women.
We have some choices to make when it comes to how we feel about homemaking. We can choose to be angry, upset and resentful when it comes to the cleaning, laundry, taking care of the children, and cooking, or we can choose to feel something else.
I love writing about being a homemaker. And its important to remember that everyone can be a homemaker, but not everyone is a Muslimah Homemaker :-). So this is a series on the blog simply called: Muslimah Homemaker, where I share tips, thoughts, and various aspects of homemaking with an Islaamic foundation. Because Islaam covers every aspect of life and Allaah has made this deen perfect!
I've been doing some contemplating and listening to several motivational speakers and I was really moved by this speakers talk about "What's your why?" It really touched me, enough that I had to come on the blog and write something. It made me look at my homemaking career differently.
Hey you guys and welcome to Mariam Poppins! Yesterday I shared a post on Breast Health and if you haven't read then you can click here to read all about it. That post inspired today's post on doing a diy homemade deodorant! Making your own deodorant is super important and beneficial.
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