Thursday, January 22, 2015

Raise awareness for International Mother Language Day

As many of my loyal readers know, I'm a huge fan of the Arabic language, having spent my last seven years devoted to making an Arabic alphabet poster, game cards, magnets and also giving away free Arabic alphabet coloring pages , craft tutorials and games to teach Arabic right here.

I am proud of having a mother tongue and although I don't speak it as much as I'd like to my own girls, I still enjoy popping it in conversation. When I am around other Arabs, I try to speak Arabic so my girls can hear it.  But other then memorized Arabic, they don't speak it as much as I'd like.

My dream is for things to calm down in Libya so I can take them there for a summer to meet their cousins and be submerged in Arabic.  Ahhh, someday, Insha'Allah.

Last month, when I heard Multicultural Kids Blog was doing a campaign to raise awareness for International Mother Language Day, I knew I wanted to be a part of that fun.

It's a win win really, people around the world get a reminder of the beauty of Arabic, and it helps remind me to put more Arabic in my own house.

I'm a day late to the campaign, but I'd like to start it off with a kiss. 
Bow'sa is kiss in Arabic, is written from right to left and also has 4 letters.

Enjoy the rest of the month on my Instagram account, which just hit over 100 less then two weeks of getting "re"started


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy Mawlid Al Nabi 2015!

Eid Mubarak!*

Today is Mawlid Al Nabi, a holiday celebrated by many Muslims around the world.

To share this special day with others, I wrote a guest blog post over at Multicultural Kid Blogs. 

I'd love for you to check out the Mawlid Al Nabi Good Deeds Centerpiece my daughter and I made:

*Eid Mubarak is a greeting that means Blessed Celebration and is traditionally used at all major Muslim festivals.
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