A Mother’s New Years Resolution

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  The holiday season is almost over, which means another year has come and gone. As the holidays end and New Year’s Day approaches, this mother finds herself reflecting on all that has happened to her family this year. With 2013 upon us, I recall my glorious memories of motherhood from this year, there were […]

Book Review: Sorrow to Serenity – 11 Ways to help a mother find peace through the pain of child loss

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   Sorrow to Serenity, Written by Hafizah Ismail who is the founder of Children Of Jannah, gives 11 powerful ways to help a mother find peace through the pain of child loss. Hafizah Ismail draws on her experience as a life coach and Muslim speaker to outline spiritual and practical steps based on Islamic teachings that […]

Amazing Mothers: Maryam’s birth story

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  Maryam couldn’t remember how long she had felt the pains. All she knew was that they were coming more frequently, growing in intensity and there was no one around to help her. In a moment’s respite, she squatted and leaned her forehead against a boulder. Firm and cool, the rock allowed her to rest […]

Me Time Monday: 50 Ways to Take a Break, and the Essential First Step of Remembering

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I gasped in recognition one afternoon as I was reading an Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad story to my children. In the tale, Toad gets upset when his to do list blows away: “Hurry!” says his friend, Frog. “We will run and catch it.” “No!” shouts Toad. “I cannot do that.” “Why not?” asks Frog. “Because,” wails […]

Amazing Mothers: Hagar’s rite

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The only sounds breaking the silence were of their feet grinding against the rough sand, an occasional gurgle from the baby at her breast, and the faint tinkling of her leisso. As her husband led them deep into the Paran wilderness, she removed her girdle — a colourful, woven cloth secured tightly to support her […]

Me Time Monday: The Joy in Walking

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Walking….I love walking. I think Autumn walks are the best, although like most people who live in the UK, I complain about it being cold, dark, grey and wet for most of the year. But despite my frustrations, I actually think we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. While the […]

Start your week with…

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Start your week with the remembrance of Allah. Pray an extra two rakahs sometime today and ask Allah to bless this week for you. Likewise, think about something that you’ve wanted to do but have been putting for for sometime and get it done this week. This will give you a sense of achievement and […]

The Mother I Want to Be

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  Before we have children, I’m sure that we all have an ideal in our heads surrounding how we want to parent. Some of those things get thrown out of the window immediately, and other things do not. The reality of children is far different to the soft-focus imaginings of our first pregnancies. It is pretty […]

Book Review: Traditional Muslimah Homemaker: Thoughts Of A Domestic Darling

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  You may remember I did a review of Ameera Rahim’s first book right here. Well Ameera has already published her second book : Traditional Muslimah Homemaker: Thoughts Of A Domestic Darling. This current book is again easy to read, written with great thought and flow. As in her first book, Ameera’s passion for homemaking […]

Letter to the Struggling Mom

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I KNOW that sigh. That sigh when you read that word…Struggling. The way your shoulders dropped and you thought, “Yeah, that’s me.” I know what it’s like to wake up some mornings, the kids are already awake and you think, “I can’t face them right now…not yet.” So you close your eyes just to get […]

1 Dozen Doable Tips for Disciplining Your Child

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I’m really honored and pleased to have a wonderful mother, grandmother, teacher and author of Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child– And Keep Your Peace of Mind While at It for writing this great Guest Post. You may remember her from my recent review on her book here.  1 Dozen […]

25 Things to do with a Wiggly Toddler Boy (other than get frustrated)

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I found this list through another mum, I’m so glad I came across it. If you have boys specially, who are extremely ‘wiggly’ this is a good list to have at hand.This is such a great list and a great reminder of how important it is to play with your kids, also the list illustrates more importantly […]

Amazing Mothers: ‘My Amazing Mom’

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Today is a special day. It recognizes the special woman in our life who has been there to love us with all she has and hold our hand through all of our messes. Today I want to recognize my mother, Sandra Swartzendruber. My mother is an amazing woman, someone I look up to very much. […]

Me Time Monday: Tips for looking Good While Caring for Your Kids

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As Monday is upon us again, it’s time to look back at the last week and share some ideas for ways we’ve enjoyed a bit of much-needed “me time”. We’re all grown up women of the world and know how to make ourselves look presentable, if not fabulous. But the motherhood thing can throw up […]