And just like that over the weekend Mamanushka turned one year old!
Since that first time Aiysha nonchalantly suggested we write a blog together without ever having met each other IRL (in real life) – Mamanushka has come so far, even though truthfully, in blogging years she’s just a baby.
Talking of babies, in December, around the time I was due to have mine, we posted a six month round up – a half-anniversary of sorts, not knowing what the next six months may bring, and you know what? With a third baby for one of us and a third pregnancy for the other it definitely hasn’t been easy.
Schedules had to be reassessed and routines rewired. This third baby? Mashallah he’s a breeze, it’s the working around the other two kids with the baby that is a game changer. You might have noticed a little slowing down in quantity (but hopefully not in quality!)
We officially launched on the first day of Ramadan 2016 to be welcomed by so much love and readership all across the world.
Since then we have had messages of encouragement from as far across as South Africa and Australia, subscribers from as far as Singapore and the Republic of Congo and comments from readers spanning the globe. Basically you are all awesome and we love that you see something good to read on our pages.
We’ve come full circle to Mamanushka’s second Ramadan and we take this time to officially wish you all a Ramadan Mubarak and renew our intentions: Those of being a lamp, a life boat or a ladder and adding to the visual and narrative media that is of the Muslim Woman, by telling our own stories, sharing yours and collectively fostering a safe space for making our voices heard.
As a way of saying thank you, and in celebration of our one year anniversary we have a really lovely giveaway lined up for you – so check back tomorrow for all the details.
Our favourite feedback (and we’ve had this more than once!) is when one of you messages to say that they wait for a new blog post and then love to brew a hot beverage and settle in for a cosy read. YES! #bloggoals!
Here’s to more cozy reads and happy feels – may your days be blessed, your nights illuminated and the year to come one of peace and goodness.
Also Let her ‘B’ (Our first ever post!)
Image Credit : Painting by Zarina Teli