Umrah with a Toddler - Makkah

Tuesday, May 14, 2019



Danna and I completed our first Umrah together with a toddler in tow last December, and it was one wonderful spiritual journey that we both are just dying to experience over and over again.

To be honest, we were not keen with the idea of bringing our then-14 months old Mini along. Upon the advice of our friends and families who have been to Makkah and Madinah, they thought it was best to go just the two of us. Danna and I agreed, after all our intention was solely to focus on our ibadah, yet how can we possibly do so with Mini around, right? I mean, we can't even enjoy our meal together in peace without her acting up for attention at home!

We were convinced we have made the right move and proceed to make the deposit. Until the day I stumbled upon a a random IG profile who shared about her experience performing Umrah with a baby and suddenly Danna and I were doubting our decisions.We started looking up for Youtube videos and blog posts about Umrah with kids and before we know it, we made payment for Mini to tag along. (Fyi, we had to top up $400 for her)

If you ask me now, Danna and I wouldn't have it any other way. Sure there are more pros and our ibadah could have been more focused without Mini but I must say that He has made it very easy for us throughout the trip. All we had to do was pray, have faith and leave the rest to Him. For the benefit of others, and for my own future reference, I'll be sharing my journey and some tips on performing Umrah with a toddler.

ps: very LONG post ahead!

Mini's Milestones : 19 Months

Saturday, May 4, 2019



Mini is 19 months old!

The past month has been really interesting witnessing Mini communicating with us in a complete sentence like "I want kepopok (keropok)" or "Why Mama cry?" (Once I was too sleepy I started to tear up as I yawn, hence the question) Another interesting thing that Mini FINALLY said is... "Ayah!"lol



The day Danna planned for a surprise gathering with our Umrah gang. Someone's in such a good mood after seeing her kakak after a long time. Okay this reminds me I need to finish my Umrah post that has been chucked under my draft for quite some time.


Mini and her Kakak at the National Gallery.


Remember how Mini was obsessed with mirrors in my prev posts? Well she's partly the reason why Danna and I decided to add a mirror cabinet recently to hide the bomb shelter. 

Very much unlike her Mama, Mini is such a water baby. 


No baju mandi? No problem! Well not hers at least, cos it's Mama's problem lol. I had to buy a towel for her just because she don't take no for an answer when it comes to playing in the water park.


Our first visit to the Tampines Library and we're so loving the place. That's Mini excitedly rolling and climbing around the space, probably thinking this is a playground. Speaking of which, there's an indoor playground in the library itself called PLAYtopia.


Senget fringe thanks to Danna lol


Her favourite thing to do whenever she sees me getting ready for my prayers.. is to just lie down on the prayer mat and literally do nothing but stare at me.

Okay, monthly milestones at 18 months!

Happy Castle

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Happy Castle , happy baby. 

xoxo, N