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Our weekend away in Brighton

The summer holidays have arrived, and we’re excited to dive into the next six weeks. There’s a lot of time to enjoy all that the summer holidays have to offer. Luckily we had the added bonus of my brother and his family coming to visit the UK for three weeks. We decided that it would be a good idea to Brighton for the weekend. There are lots of things to see and do there, and it is perfect for families.

Brighton is a beautiful seaside town in the south of England and has a stunning coastline. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, bringing in people from all over the south and the midlands. Brighton has a vibrant and family-friendly town centre so we were lucky enough to find plenty of places to eat and visit. We set about packing our buckets and spades into the car to set-off for a fun-filled weekend away. Continue Reading

How do you get your children excited for Eid

Eid is always a very special time for families, and it can be a fun and exciting time for children if you get them involved. I want my son to look forward to Eid in the same way that the grown-ups do, so we try to make it as fun as possible!

You can give gifts if you want, that’s definitely one way to get the kids excited, but it’s the experiences and memories you create which will really make them look forward to it each year. These are my tips for getting your children excited for Eid:

Put up special decorations

Give your kids a role in decorating the house in preparation for Eid, so they feel part of the events. This will also help them see a physical difference in the house in the run up to Eid, making it a bit more special to them. We hang balloons and lights, and make banners together that say ‘Eid Mubarak’ to put up around the house. Continue Reading

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Ramadan reading for kids

Firstly I would like to apologise for not updating this blog recently. We have been deep into fasting for Ramadan, around eighteen hours a day, and all our energy has been centred on that. It is important that we keep our bodies healthy and nourished, while being able to balance our daily lives. As we focus on our body it is important to keep the mind in check, not just for you, but for the whole family.

During the month of Ramadan we leave a large portion of the day free without food. There is a big hole that is not filled with cooking three or four times a day, so we are often left with large chunks of time. As we need to be careful not to overexert ourselves during the day, reading provides the perfect way to keep both our bodies and minds engaged, without losing sight of also giving back to those in needs.

It is important to keep children distracted during Ramadan as the hunger can sometimes get the better of them. I have found that using this time to teach a series of lessons can be rewarding for both parent and child. Continue Reading