In the past few months Aiza (4.5) and Rania (almost 3) have constantly been at each other's throats! They literally cannot spend two minutes in the same space without breaking out into a fight. So we decided they needed some healthy separation. I signed up Aiza for a local camp for one week. This week… Continue reading Creating emotional security in tots
Hubs: I really think you should join the gym. Wife: WHY? (Blood boiling). Hubs: It'll help build up your strength and energy again. Wife: And lose weight. Hubs: That's secondary. You have to concentrate on your health first. You don't look bad to me. Wife: (melts into puddle). Wife joins gym. Wife NEVER makes it… Continue reading I’m fit-ish.
Moving to a new city can be so overwhelming. Not only do you have to familiarize yourself with new places, but you have to figure your way around town, start all over again in finding your favorite spots, make new friends. It's hard. Adjusting to something new and being out of your comfort zone is… Continue reading Starting Over
Today is the last Friday of Ramadan. It is baffling how quickly this month has gone by. With all my anxiety over how fasting with three little kids would go after so many years of being exempt from it - the month unfolded beautifully and fasting was as smooth as riding a bike after so… Continue reading Mom’s Ramadan Reflection – Day 24 – Cherish Now.
It's potty-training week in the Mohammed household and my 2 y.o. is just not getting it. She's 90% there, but for some reason, I just cannot escape the daily accident here or there. Or worse, she secretly goes and puts on pull-ups without telling me, so she can do her business peacefully. I'm so frustrated… Continue reading Moms Ramadan Reflections – Day 22: Chasing Dreams & Potty-Training
Ive been thinking a lot about how it feels when our kids are disobedient to us. The other day, we allowed Aiza to have a few cookies before bedtime. We told her she could have three. And the normal warm-blooded toddler that she is, she tried to negotiate for it to be four. We firmly… Continue reading Moms Ramadan Reflections – Day 21: Obedience
I attended a beautiful event last night called Rays of Change 2018 - an annual charity gala hosted by Amaanah Refugee Services in Houston. If you aren't familiar with this organization their mission is to integrate resettled refugees in Texas into their new homes and communities through various targeted programs which enable them be confident and… Continue reading Moms Ramadan Reflections – Day 20: Volunteering