Month: May 2018
Mango and Chikoo Shake
Mangoes are everyone’s first love, I do like it but not go crazy. It’s so true we hardly get them here at expensive rates and it gives a tiny heart attack if they are not up to the expectations.
During Ramadan, a chilled glass of Roh-Afza is a must but I always make some shakes and lassi to have some of our calories back. Mango shake is family favourite drink but also try different fruits with it.
It’s so much fun to try different smoothies and shakes. I change ingredients every other day. Yesterday, I tried them with Chikoo fruit or Mud-Apples and it turned out great.
It’s very yummy and healthy let ‘s make it!!
Mango=1 large (cubed)
Chikoo Fruit: 3-4 ripped (peeled/de-seeded)
Sugar:4 Tbs (according to your taste)
Milk :3 cups
Put everything in a blender and blend it for about 2-3 minutes.
Served chilled and enjoy!
I am rocking in my backyard chair and having some sunlight to get my vitamin D that we get here after ages…after 8 months…. Yes, summer is in full swing and so am I…love this Me-time while my kids at school. We are fasting almost 17 hours this year and pretty good this time.No complaint at all…just some lack of sleep issues.
May is always been busy for us to spend some time in our yard cleaning and gardening. My husband does all the major work, I only help him like a Chota ..lol..we went to local nursery on Victoria Monday and got some vegetables/fruit plants along with roses and other flowers for our back and front yards.
These fragrance sachets are Dollar Tree find, You can use it around the house especially under your wardrobe and closets or hang them in your washroom. I am using them and just love the fragrance they have.
This is one of the most missed Pakistani fruits after mangoes here. Falsay is tropical fruit and available for short period of time and you get once in awhile. Thanks to hubby, he bought a basket full of falsay from a local desi grocery shop. You may check your local grocery shop right now otherwise won’t get it after.
Last but not least, I got these Islamic bookmarks and paper lanterns along with zakat calculator in the mail from Islamic Relief Fund a week ago. Currently, they are accepting Sadqa and zakat funds online for Muslims in Syria and Palestine.
So how you doing ? do share some of your happenings…till then,
Have a great weekend!
Life is the most unpredictable thing ever, it really gives you surprises and goosebumps. I had so many plans for this month and wanted to write some posts/DIY related to Mothers day and Ramadan.
A few weeks ago I shared my post related to cancer here. Although I was requested to write more about it but had zero courage just because of my dear friend was fighting with it. A friend I always used to admire because of the positivity, hope and courage she had and like an elder sister to me. It’s always hard to see her in pain and go through all the medications and series of chemotherapy she had in past 3-4 years.
She passed away last week in this blessed month of Ramadan. May Allah rest her soul in peace (Ameen). I really don’t know what to write or share. Please remember her (and all other deceased) in your prayers.
Surely, time heals the wound but it always gives a scar that never filled. She has a special place and always will be missed. We all need to move on and so am I …that’s how life goes on!!
Thanks, everyone who missed my posts and asked. I will try to be more regular here on the blog and break the hiatus. I want to do some changes in blog layout and maybe start some new blog series.
Let me know what type of posts you want to see in coming weeks. How all you doing?
Fine Motor Skills(Part 2)…!!
I shared some activities that help your kids to improve his fine motor skills, You can check here. Today, I am sharing some more activities you can do at home.
If you don’t find a grip,(I know its a hassle to get it easily) there are some easy techniques you may try. Get a pom-pom and ask your child to hide it under his last two fingers.
If you don’t find a pom-pom you can use any small item like a cotton ball or tissue paper. It helps your child to understand and make a pencil hold easily.
Playing with play dough/ putty is a great way to strengthen your child’s hand and finger muscles.
Putty is harder than play dough, it helps to strengthen the hand and finger muscles. Hide some small animals or his favourite sea creatures or dinosaurs inside the putty and ask him to find them. Putty is actually harder than play dough and needs a little bit force to stretch.
You can use “play dough”, try different techniques and allow him to make different shapes. Play dough is easily available and cheap as compared to Putty.
Let me know how do you work with your kid’s Fine notor skills and share your concerns.
You can find all stuff at local book/craft stores, or online.