Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Jom bergerak ke hadapan....

Beribu kata, beribu janji....adakah kita akan menepati?
Beribu hasrat, beribu azam....adakah kita akan melaksanakan?
Beribu cita-cita, beribu mimpi......sempatkah sebelum mati?
Apa kata kita mulakan langkah HARI INI!

ina ali
1 dec 10

Monday, 29 November 2010

Thots for the day

Ketaqwaan, ketenangan dan keyakinan adalah kecantikan yang paling asli....
jadikan hidup anda ibadah maka terbitlah ketaqwaan....
jadikan dugaan sebagai ujian untuk meningkatkan nilai diri - lahirlah ketenangan dan
perbanyakkan ilmu dalam setiap bidang- maka terbitlah keyakinan....
Hasilnya - cantiklah kita.....

ina ali
30 nov 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Making home fun...part one

How much do you spend for clothes to wear OUTSIDE the house?

Well, as important preparing your aurat covering clothes for outside wear....having a good set of clothes to wear at home is also very important....remember - this is when your loved ones will see you MOST. 

So, today, self-motivating tip from ina @ Munawwarah is to go get some nice stay-at-home clothes to do your housework, to lounge with the family.....no more wearing tattered holey t-shirts and kaftans which are frayed at the end..wear something nice to signal "I am at home and i am all yours and i am (trying) to enjoy this" (ehem i am not going into lingerie)suggestions.

a) comfy t-shirts, leggings or yoga pants

b) if you are kain batik person - get nice new batik with matching t shirt/blouse,

c) anything you would like to wear but can't coz you are wearing hijab and it is not appropriate for wearing out...

d) get rid of holey tattered undergarments..they make you feel selekeh...
simple cotton; comfy bras should be for home use)

e) use fat burning tights to burn off fat when you are doing housework....you get a natural workout...

g) Get a good haircut and tie your hair up nicely so that you look nice and neat at home.
f) Clothes must be PRACTICAL for housework (if u are doing housework) and fuss free
( no need to really think if matching or not, no need to dry clean).

h) Clean your make-up or wear minimal natural make-up for home....my kids always complain if i don't remove eye make-up from work  coz they say i look harrassed...

i) Apply perfume if there are no other men in the house...even your kids will appreciate it..but try not to wear strong scents when you go out....that is another whole topic on aurat wanita.....

All this can help you feel good about being at home and it just needs a little bit of planning before hand...

Do add on tips....what i have shared is what i have tried..(maid or no maid, even on the busiest days...of course it is easier now that i have the older kids, but it does make you feel better...)

Enjoy home people!!!!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Freedom of expression v mendidik....

Thought of sharing some of my thoughts about parenting..dah lama tinggalkan ni sejak urang active di Ummiku sayang.....but i think i will continue now through my FB notes....

Mendidik anak jadi khalifah bermula dari kecil.

As important as it is to let children learn creativity & freedom of expression - rasanya ajar kemas tupun penting dalam mendidik anak-anak.

Tips to encourage your kids to join in mengemas and still allow creativity and learning.....

For me - upstairs and in the play room boleh sepah and gantung many things. I prepare many boxes for toys, so kalau dah habis main, ajak anak simpan balik. Kalau dah besar sikit - ajak dia sort out toys - eg blocks satu kotak, food-toys satu kotak, dolls satu kotak, pencil satu kotak. Macam main game. Kalau rumah apartment/single room, prepare one corner dengan kotak toyogo yang berlaci.....lepas sepah main ajak "JOM SIMPAN BALIK>>>>"

Living room is no-no...hanya boleh baca buku ( so that ada satu ruang kita simpan as tempat-cantik). This can help esp when u r maidless. Kalau stress boleh minum kopi kat living room.

Bab conteng dinding & tables - i usually line the walls with huge pieces of paper. Teaching respect for property starts from inner tarbiyah - nanti terbiasa pulak conteng dinding & meja..jadi grafitti artis. Kep many buku conteng & paper untuk dia melepas perasaan. The moment dia pegang pen, suakan kertas.

Mak/Ayah kena plan dulu aktiviti & ruang aktiviti sebelum biarkan anak explore.
Tabiat buruk nak buang bila dah besar lebih susah dari kalau dah jadi satu amalan hidup.

Nursery can do it with many kids because ada system & planning for the children. If you leave the child to explore with no boundaries (yang sesuai utk age dia) nanti dah besar lagi susah nak pusing balik. If the nursery you send your kids bersepah and tak terurus..then there must be a problem somewhere....

Remember - your child cannot do what she has not been taught or learnt by example. Ajar pun kena sambil kita buat & jangan marah kalau dia tak pandai atau lupa ( ini bab sabar yang tak tahan ni.....).

Alhamdulillah, sekarang ada maid yang boleh teruskan education ni...tapi dulu masa my 3 girls kecik & no maid - this is the system kak ina guna to keep sane. Even with the maid, gotong royong kutip toys and kemas playroom jadi nightly duty for my older girls so that we get up to a fresh house.

Remember - bukan suruh anak tapi ajak dia dan buat sama2..

Friday, 5 November 2010

Zuleikha 21 months

Oh cookies.....

Ooh, I smell a cookie baking
Tell me, what kind are we making?
Looky, looky, what a cookie
Cookie, cookie, oh

Sugar cookies, peanut butter
Chocolate chip, here comes "anutter"
Looky, looky, what a cookie
Cookie, cookie, oh

Cookie, looky, yummy-yumptious
Deli-ticious, tummy-tumptious
Flavorific, scrummy-scrumptious
Cookie, cookie, oh

I see cookie, mixy, bakey
Ooey, cookie, bixy, makey
Looky, looky, gimme cookie
Cookie, cookie, oh

Cookie, looky, yummy-yumptious
Deliticious, tummy-tumptious
Flavorific, scrummy-scrumptious
Cookie, cookie, oh

Shortening, flour
Eggs, vanilla
Sugar frosting for a filler
Looky, looky
What a cookie
Cookie, cookie, oh

Cookie, looky, yummy-yumptious
Deliticious, tummy-tumptious
Flavorific, scrummy-scrumptious
Cookie, cookie, oh
Cookie, looky, yummy-yumptious
Deliticious, tummy-tumptious
Flavorific, scrummy-scrumptious

Cookie, cookie, oh.