The Mom Shame Game

Mothers have got it hard. Like real hard. The circus like day to day cliché is all too familiar, juggling life, children, work, cooking, cleaning, and the list goes on. But the showstopper in our arena isn’t the balancing act but rather combating the never-ending mom shaming.

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If Only

If only.

If only we stroked the hair on our child’s head
as we stroke the screens of our phone.

If only we listened to the gentle words flowing from their mouths
as we read the empty words on our social media pages.

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Children, The Answer to Our Problems

Raising a child is a lifelong pilgrimage, one that we prepare for years in advance. Often the preparations we make, however, are not the right ones.

After the honeymoon phase there is a less common phase, the “waiting phase.” During this phase the husband and wife mentally and physically prepare themselves to become parents.

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Lost in a Tongue Twister

My kids are my life.

I challenge you to say that 20 times, as fast as you can. 

That. That is how to describe life as a mom in a nutshell in the modern day. 

Being so caught up in the repetitive, robotic motions of cooking, cleaning, feeding, running errands, bathing, and everything else you can possibly do for your kids until the "kid" eventually becomes lost in the blur. 

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An Open Letter to my First-Born

A little over six years ago, I had always imagined how I would ever get used to saying the word son. I would imagine myself at the doctor’s office for your first appointment telling the nurse at the front desk that I was there for an appointment for “my son.”

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Three Things To Learn About Child Development From Islam

From before the time of Moses when the people of Egypt did not believe in the truth until they witnessed Moses' staff turn into a serpent until this very day, we humans have always demanded proof.

Unfortunately, many of us tend to put the words of Allah and his Messenger on probation until it is proven by science, at which point we change into our religious jerseys and say, "See? Islam already had that one figured out."

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Rewriting the Definition

We love the library. The kids and I try to make a weekly trip at least once if not twice a week but not just to check out books. We go to experience it. Over the years I have come to learn that a library tells a lot about us, our lives, our community. It tells us where we are and what we have accomplished as a human race.

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Little People Big World

Most people will only see a baby pear in this picture. Small, cute, and novel. But then there are some who will see more. They will see the tiny hands wrapped around the baby pear, fitting so perfectly in those two little palms as though…

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From SLP to Author

For those of you who follow my Facebook and Instagram page (you rock) you may have already seen this, but it's worth mentioning here.

I'm one of those mothers that has been hoarding beautifully illustrated and well written books, Islamic and general themed, before my babies were born. If it had words and pictures- I had it. After my son was born I found how scarce high quality Islamic literature was to find. Like finding a needle in a haystack, or more like finding a hijab pin in a car…

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