Dana Atiyat

Dana was born in Amman, Jordan and moved to New York with her family in 1995. Dana met her husband in NY and they have been living in the DC area since 2012. She has 4 children: Jennah (2008), Maryam (2011), Saleh (2013), and Noura (2016). A Graphic Designer by profession, Dana is currently enjoying being at home with her children. She homeschools her two older daughters and she is very passionate about working out at home, making delicious/nutritious meals for her family, and being all around creative. Dana loves exploring the DC area with her family, she likes drawing, enjoys escape rooms, and loves unwinding with a cup of tea and a good book at the end of the day. Stay in touch with her through her Instagram @danascreativekitchen, and check out her food blog (danascreativekitchen.com) for some of her favorite recipes.
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Dana’s Secret Hummus Recipe

Do you have a favorite homemade hummus recipe? Hummus is a staple food I grew up eating. It’s a popular food in the levant area of the Middle East. It is made with a few...
Celebrate EID

6 Ways We Celebrate Eid Al-Adha

What is Eid and how to we celebrate Eid? Last Tuesday, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al-Adha. It is the second major holiday in the Muslim tradition, and it is a very special time...

Ramadan 2020: How to Make the Best of It While Staying Home

Last year I wrote about what a typical Ramadan in a Muslim household feels like. This year Ramadan comes and possibly will end during a worldwide pandemic. It will have a different flavor and...

Dana’s Family Life: A Photo Essay Series

This is a short story of what a typical morning in our homeschool life looks like. I'm a homeschool mom of 4 children ages 11, 8, 5, and 3. Life is busy at this stage...

Ramadan: How Muslims Find Joy in the Month of Fasting

The conversation at 3:45 a.m. in your home today may have sounded like this: "Zzzzzz". S  i  l  e  n  c  e  .  Here's what was happening at 3:45 a.m. in my home this morning:...

Fall Favorite Recipe: Harira Soup

One of our family's favorite foods in the Fall, besides baked goods, is soup. Specifically, this Harira Soup. A nice warm bowl of soup along with a freshly baked slice of bread makes a great dinner...

I Wear a Hijab and This is What I Want You to Know

I still remember that rainy fall afternoon when I walked out with my hijab (headscarf) for the first time. Covering up was one of the biggest and most important decisions of my life. It...

It Does Take A Village! Don’t Be Shy to Ask for Help

My husband and I moved to Virginia when our second daughter was almost a year old. Having two young children and living away from close family was manageable. It was easy for us to...

5 Benefits of a Kids Marketplace

Thinking of a creative way to keep your kids busy? Give them a chance to practice their business savvy? Help them learn a new skill? Consider a kids marketplace! What's a kids marketplace you say? It's an...