Spoiling Love

Imagine you’re sleeping; you’re warm and cozy under a few soft blankets, dreaming of wonderful things and then all of a sudden you hear your husband vacuuming outside your bedroom door.  You jump up, open the door and tell him, “I was sleeping!”  To which he replies, “I know, that’s why I’m vacuuming.”  You, perplexed, ask him why he simply couldn’t wait till later.  He responds by saying that you need to learn to sleep through noise.  A bit crazy, isn’t it?  So why do we do this to our babies? … [Read more...]

The Swings

It was a sweltering hot summer day when I was visiting my parents at their home. It must have been at least 100 degrees outside and the AC in their brick house was out of order. My daughter was begging me to take her to the playground. I was already miserably hot, but I figured it couldn’t get much worse by stepping outside. We hopped in the car and drove a couple of miles to a local park.When we arrived, I immediately scanned the playground for a shady area where I could sit, but Duaa d … [Read more...]

The Joys of Mothering Twins

The following are true events, though they may not have necessarily happened in the sequence mentioned.Who can deny,Who can refute,That Baby’s actions,Are really cute?Imagine then,That you have not one,But two little babies,On the run.We start the morning,With warm oatmeal,This isn’t going well,I begin to feel.Then one grabs the spoon,Excited and squealing.Where’s the food gone?Onto the ceiling.Now they’re both off,To the shoe rack,To chew and gnaw, … [Read more...]

Ramadan Spirit Contest

Want to be featured on growmama.com?Join us in our Ramadan Spirit Contest!We would love to post pictures, reflections, photos, poems, recipes etc. of the blessed season’s activities in your home!  We would also love to hear from your children on "What Ramadan Means to Me."Teaching young children the meaning and spirit of Ramadan can be done through many different media. You may want to draw the different phases of the moon, make crescent cookies, help out at local soup kitchens, make … [Read more...]

The Guilty Mother

Since my daughter was born, I’ve been mostly a stay at home mother. I am in graduate school, but go part time so that I only have to leave my daughter with my mother-in-law twice a week for a few hours.Recently I was invited to attend an out-of-town conference. In order to go, I would either have had to take my toddler and a baby-sitter (one of my younger sisters-in-law for the weekend, or leave her for one night while I attend.She was weaned, so she didn’t depend on me for physical nou … [Read more...]


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