Sometimes your kids are driving you bonkers, and you've already vented too much to your mom and your friends and your social media community (LOL). So then there's only one avenue left to cope: to pretend. Pretend everything is okay, until it actually is. It sounds a bit crazy, but the reality is, most moms… Continue reading Mom’s Ramadan Reflections – Day 9: Moms who Pretend
Sometimes success is getting your laundry into the dryer before the mildew sets in. -Unknown Truer words could not have been spoken! We worry so much about being successful adults and specifically successful mothers... we forget that the measuring scale for success in motherhood is all about PERSPECTIVE: Your face is permanently tired. Dark circles under… Continue reading Mom’s Ramadan Reflections – Day 8: Success in Motherhood
Nope, this isn't a business post. It's the business of motherhood post. Motherhood is a business - and quite a lucrative one. We are investing our lifelong education, earnings, health, love, faith and care-taking abilities into our children. In the hopes that they will grow up to be good, happy and successful human beings. That… Continue reading Mom’s Ramadan Reflections – Day 6: Seeing a Return on Your Investment
What do you do all day at home with the kids? I teach them Mandarin, how to write poetry in cursive, ballroom dancing to classical music, how to design an app for the iPhone. Seriously? Why do people choose to ask such demeaning questions to stay-at-home-moms? Why is this the one job in the world… Continue reading Mom’s Ramadan Reflections – Day 5: What do you do all day?
After going through all of Harry and Meghan's fairytale wedding photos this morning and after melting at their smiles at each other, I started getting very nostalgic about my own wedding! So I busted out our wedding album, and started going through the pictures, looking back fondly at how beautifully everything played out during our… Continue reading Mom’s Ramadan Reflections – Day 4: Getting Caught Up in Royal Weddings and Extravagant Affairs
It's happened again. You, me, we all have blood on our hands, again. Because this is our fault. It's our fault that 8 children or more are dead as of this morning in Santa Fe, Texas. And many more wounded. It's our fault that our children cannot go to school and come home safe and… Continue reading Mom’s Ramadan Reflections – Day 3: Santa Fe School Shooting
There have been a lot of posts about mom-shaming recently, where moms relentlessly judge other moms or call them out on perceived failures. It's a real issue. But there's another real issue in town too. And it's called faith-shaming. Anyone of any faith can be a victim of faith-shaming. For Muslims, this monster often surfaces in… Continue reading Mom’s Ramadan Reflections – Day 2: Faith- Shaming