Balance, balance, balance

Life is one big balancing act. Balancing you emotions, your family vs work, even time with your friends all while still being able to worship. As moms we have to sometimes balance our wish to do more ibadah i.e extra Prayers, more  supplications etc. with raising our kids and taking care of our home. Every little bit counts, You will …

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Mommy Burnout: What is it? and 4 simple tips to help you cope

If you have a child there will be times you have Mommy Burnout. The simple fact is that being a mom in today’s world whether you’re a stay at home mom, or a working mom there are many responsibilities placed on our shoulders that our husbands even while working are not put through. Dr. Sears says, “Mommy burnout happens when …

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Co-Sleeping: Different Strokes For Different Folks

Some of you might have seen the story circulating the web about the family of seven that shares a family bed they made using ikea furniture. Like ALL things parenting related it has ignited yet another debate about co-sleeping, with your kids. Its no ones place to judge them . I am all for anything that helps a parent sleep …

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Manners Start At Home

Good manners reflect something from inside, an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self. Emily Post As a Mom, one of the most important things I want my children to grow up with is good manners. Making good eye contact, minding their p’s and q’s, knowing how to set a table, and how to conduct themselves in various …

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Alone in my grief: Part 2

There was a time when I needed advice from someone who had been in my shoes, but to my dismay i couldn’t find one. I found fatwas about rites for miscarriages and stillbirths, yet I struggled to find anything to help me cope with the grief aside from being told to remain patient. However, patience wasn’t what I was missing. …

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Dear Laundry, I HATE YOU

Growing up I never really had a problem with laundry, My mother did it all when we were younger and when we became old enough old we(the big kids) had days, than later on my brother became the defacto laundry man. He did the whole houses laundry and everyone put away their own clothes. Now that I have my own …

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Alone In My Grief Part 1

Earlier this year I lost two early pregnancies. Lost both of them at home and naturally. During the first pregnancy I knew something was off, I knew I was pregnant I recognized the symptoms. Before this I had three pregnancies that all ended with healthy and strong babies. This time was different the symptoms where muted not as strong as …

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Embracing Your Gifts

A while ago I was listening to a lecture on YouTube, and the speaker said how we’re all created with a special gift and our inability to share our gift with others is like turning your back on your God Given Talents. Ever since I was a young girl I worried more about the gifts that I wasn’t blessed with …

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