I'm ecstatic that Ramadan is finally here. Although today is already looking like it will be a very challenging first fast for me, I'm strangely filled with peace. Maybe it's because I'm finally going to get my much needed faith-fix. At the beginning of Ramadan, the number one thing most people miss in their day… Continue reading Mom’s Ramadan Reflections – Day 1: Caffeine Fix
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is approaching - and I'm nervous! Ramadan is the time when Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset for 30 days straight. But it is so much more than that. During this one month, Muslims all over the world remarkably put their lives on pause and spend their… Continue reading A Mom’s Ramadan Reflections: Introduction
“But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep.” - Robert Frost Thank you Mr. Frost – my sentiments exactly. I promised my girls that I would take them swimming after school today. How was I supposed to know that baby Zahra would get extremely sick the night before and cry… Continue reading Keeping Promises
My baby and I just took a 15 minute power nap in the parking lot of my children's school. Slightly creepy? Yes. Just doing whatever a mom's gotta do? Hell yes. Here the thing, Zahra just got her 1 year vaccines this morning. She's been a miserable mess ever since. Not crying. But uneasy. Getting… Continue reading Reminder: Nap when your baby naps.
To all my fellow supermoms who work so hard to manage their littles and their personal lives as perfectly as possible, I have a short but powerful message from Elsa of Annandale: "LET IT GO. LET IT GOOOOOOOO." I'm so serious, start letting things go! I have realized in my four short years of mommyhood,… Continue reading Trust me, it’s gonna be okay.
I attended a 70th birthday party this past weekend, for my mother-in-law's best friend. It was hosted by her two grown children, all her closest friends were invited, and it was a fancy affair held in a ballroom with all the pomp and circumstance. I didn't think too much of the event initially - but… Continue reading Celebrating Our Parents
Baby Zahra is ONE. My littlest baby is one. I can't believe it. I don't want to believe it. All of us still refer to her as "Baby Zahra", even in our every day conversations. However, the lil miss is intent on rapidly outgrowing that title! I just recently mentioned to someone that I just… Continue reading ONE