I’m honoured and humbled to announce that my first article in my ‘Productive Mommy Series’ for ProductiveMuslimah has been published over at www.ProductiveMuslim.com.
I often turn to Productive Muslim for advice and tips on how to become a better Muslimah, so it truly is a privilege to be asked to write for this amazing website, Alhumdulillah!
You can read part 1 of the series here:
The other day, my oldest daughter, Hafsah, requested that I trim her nails for her, as her nails were getting quite long. I happily agreed and started searching for the nail cutter in the washroom. I checked the usual spot – in the drawer…nope, not there. I checked the other drawer…nope, not there either. Suddenly, Hafsah started bawling her eyes out, and through her tears she cried, “You don’t like the way I organize things!” Ummm…ohhhkaaaay? I was confused. “I organized the washroom for you, but you can’t find the nail cutter now; which means you don’t like the way I organize things, NOW I’m never going to organize anything ever again!” Hafsah exclaimed. ‘AND THIS IS WHY I DON’T HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD!’ I thought to myself. Then, my son Idrees started crying because he wanted me to wipe the snot from his nose. Next in line to cry was my daughter Madina…because she wanted some attention. ‘AND THIS IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I DON’T HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD’I thought to myself once again. Continue reading
Both of my girls are SO different in terms of looks and personality. The picture of Hafsah is right after she got her first haircut; her hair is so thick, dark, straight, and shiny. Madina, on the other hand, has never had a haircut so far, has very thin, slightly dry, lighter, and curly hair.
As for personality, Hafsah thrives on structure and rules, is a perfectionist at both at home and at school, and will ask for my permission before she does anything. However, Madina likes to follow her OWN rules, and goes by her OWN schedule, and she won’t ask for my permission before doing anything – she’ll just go ahead and do it! It will be interesting to see how she performs at school.
No matter what, I love both of my girls equally and with the same exact love. I embrace their differences and encourage them to be their unique selves. I love to see their personalities shine through their everyday actions and I’m excited to see them grow even further. © The Muslimah Mommy (2014)
Buying furniture for your child’s room can be quite expensive, and that’s why I’m always on the lookout for fun and durable pieces sold at a low cost. Continue reading
Here’s a picture of how you can fold your child’s pants (or your own) and place them in the clothing bin: Continue reading
With back to school season starting here in Canada, I’m finding myself running around trying to get things done all the while trying to stay organized….and it’s proving to be quite the difficult task with three young kids around me. Nonetheless, I have managed to get some things checked off my ever growing list; one of those tasks being to organize my daughter’s closet.
Weaning your baby from breastfeeding can be difficult for some women. Here are 10 tips you should keep in mind when starting the weaning process: Continue reading
I have to admit, I was quite nervous about last Ramadan; I kept thinking, ‘how am I going to fast an entire day with three small children?’ The more I thought about it, the more I stressed myself out! But then, I decided to change things up that year. I made the decision to not attend any Iftar’s; which was a first because every year I either go to the Mosque, or to a family member’s house for Iftar. The deciding factor was the timing of Iftar – 10pm! Yes, at 10 pm I would rather have the kids in bed while I peacefully open my fast, instead of having my children cry at a family member’s house due to fatigue and being in an unfamiliar environment! Continue reading
As much as I want to say that my love for children started when I became a mother, it didn’t…
I remember being a young child and my mom asking me if I wanted to go to my aunt’s house. I would tell her ‘no’ because I had too much homework to do that day, or an exam to study for. However, as soon my mom would mention that there would be so-and-so’s baby there, I would grab my homework and study notes and tell her that I will do my homework and study at my aunt’s house. I would spend most of my time carrying and playing with the baby and the rest of the time doing my homework or studying!
© The Muslimah Mommy (2014)
(Edited on January 2015 for the ‘Love Is’ series)
Love is…seeing your children pray, not because they were forced to, but because they wanted to.
While my 6 year old daughter has always loved praying Salaah, my younger daughter (3years old) doesn’t seem very interested in Salaah. In fact, she will just put on her hijab, stand on the mat for 5 seconds, and then run around the room. It’s not much longer until she has taken her hijab off and is in the living room playing with her toys. Continue reading