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Tumkeen is an author, poet, and contributing writer. She is a stay-at-home mom of 6 awesome kids. She relies on her faith to guide her through parenthood and life, but also uses humor and sarcasm to add some flavor. Tumkeen loves spending time with her family, baking, and watching the sunrise every morning. She is currently writing a memoir about her healing journey through mental illness and motherhood in her midlife.

10 Fantastic Children’s Books to Read This Ramadan & Eid

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Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This year Ramadan will begin in mid-April. It is an especially joyous and special month for Muslims around the world. Muslims fast from before...

6 Things I’ve Learned to Cherish More in 2020

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For most of us, 2020 will be memorialized as the year that changed the entire landscape of our world. Things we never imagined to close down, did. People we never thought twice about not...

3 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude as a Family

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are in the season of gratitude once more. Sadly, many of us only put the gratitude in focus this time of the year and instead of making...

Black Americans in History We Should Know | Part 3

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It’s long after February and I’m writing about Black American history. Black Americans in history have been an integral part of this country. We disservice our kids and ourselves greatly when we restrict the...

Black Americans in History We Should Know | Part 2

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It’s after February and I’m writing about Black American history. Black Americans in history have been an integral part of this country. We disservice our kids and ourselves greatly when we restrict the education and...

Black Americans in History We Should Know | Part 1

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It’s after February and I'm writing about Black American history. Black Americans in history have been an integral part of this country. We disservice our kids and ourselves greatly when we restrict the education and...

4 Road Trip Essentials for a Pandemic Summer

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It’s summer. All you want to do is get out. Especially after being homebound for months! But, we are living through a global pandemic. That means that there is always a little planning required...

Life Lessons: Learning and Teaching Diversity Every Day

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We live in times during which we are encouraged to learn and grow as a people and society. In this sudden state of collective wokeness, we assume that somewhere out there, there’s a great...

Mental Health and Motherhood: A Journey of Healing

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It's Mother's Day this weekend and I don’t feel deserving of my child’s scribbled sentiment that reads “Best Mom in the World.” Because even though I am their mother, I know that I have struggled...

Keeping Faith When Your Place of Worship is Closed

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Almost all major religions have a day of the week when the followers congregate at their place of worship. They come in large numbers dressed in their best, happily greeting each other with smiles and hugs....