This post is in partnership with Salam Sudduf. As always, all opinions are my own.
As soon as Sudduf announced deets about the Ramadan Market, I knew I wanted to attend (even if it meant lining up to get in)! I was super excited to be one of the bloggers to cover the event. Initially, the plan was that I would be heading to the Ramadan Market on my own while my husband watched the kids. Last minute plans changed, my husband had work, and I had to take my almost 3 year old toddler AND by 6.5 month with me! Needless to say, I was a little worried about how I would do this on my own but I was determined. Regardless of a few obstacles that come with juggling 2 kiddos, I was still able to enjoy the Ramadan Market and glad I was able to bring my toddler to be a part of the Ramadan Market.
Photo Courtesy of Asma Rahman (me, Asma)
Here are 3 things I LOVED about the Ramadan Market:
1. The Mothers’ Room Sponsored by Asma from This Ruh
It must be no surprise that the first stop I made was the Mothers’ Room and probably spent 50% of my time going in and out of there. I am so grateful for Asma, a fabulous Doula, who took the time out to think of EVERYTHING for this space. There was a private area for nursing, books, toys, and even a diaper changing station. Normally, when I go to events, I feel super conscious of having kids with me, but just the fact that this space existed made me feel a lot more comfortable walking into the Market with my girls.
2. Meeting mom bosses #IRL
It’s so nice meeting mom bosses via Instagram, but even better when we get to meet in real life! I was really looking forward to meeting many womenpreneurs in person that I felt like I already knew so well. There were so many amazing women that I met, here are three that I was particularly excited to meet:
Hafsa from Honey Lemon Events was one of the first vendors I met. She was a true #momboss because she had her baby with her while managing her cute booth fully stocked with party supplies for Ramadan and Eid.
Picture Courtesy of Hafsa (Honey Lemon Events Booth)
I e-met Walaa from In-T First a couple of months ago when I ordered a customized gift box for my husband’s birthday. I love that she helps take the guesswork out of gift giving with her Muslimah inspired gift boxes.
Picture Courtesy of Walaa (In-T First Booth)
It doesn’t get any more #MOMBOSS than Angie from Leena’s Hijabs. I mean, not only did she recently launch a girls hijab line with her daughter, but she is also mom to EIGHT kids, mashallah! Yeah, and here I am trying to juggle two!
Picture Courtesy of Angie (Leena's Hijabs Booth)
3. Mother’s Day Pampering
The second day of the Ramadan Market coincided with Mother’s Day so the W Squad had a special pampered experience for the first 50 moms. This included swag bags, pink lemonade in champagne flutes, roses, and manicures! The henna artists were even giving moms free Henna tattoos.
I’m really looking forward to the Ramadan Market being a yearly tradition for me and my family, especially as my daughters grow older. I am totally eyeing the crafts workshops for next year!