GrowMama Picks for May 2013

1.  Prepare your children to deal with racism with this interesting technique detailed here.2. Read why staying away from electronic toys stimulates the imagination.3. One mom's determination to help her daughter channel icons instead of Disney princesses.4. Read this touching account of one mothers' journey to overcome yelling at her children.5. The blessed month of Ramadan is fast approaching, so here are some ways to get your mind, body and home … [Read more...]

I Run for Boston

For  the last few years, I've run the local Deckers Creek Half Marathon in my hometown. It's been a good way to get in shape and enjoy the trails in early spring. This year I was not planning on training because of health issues.When the Boston marathon was bombed, it hit very close to home.  I know the euphoria you have when crossing a finish line. Runners often train for months to mentally and physically prepare for the long distances, dehydration, leg cramps and the many other obstacles t … [Read more...]

GrowMama Roundup: What’s in your trunk?

As we were cleaning out the car trunk last night we discovered that, if need be, we could potentially live out of our car for few days. There's a lot in there! We thought it would be interesting and funny to know what mom's store in their home away from home. So we asked our readers: What's in your car trunk? ----My minivan trunk  is like a mini department store. We have 2 bike helmets, 2 scooters, 2 basketballs, 2 soccer balls, tire chains, roadside safety kit, medical kit, large waterproof … [Read more...]

GrowBaba Spotlight: A Push, a Jiggle and the Earthquake

"Baba, I didn’t do anything!" Yeah right. Every teen’s famous last words.Though my 14-year-old’s occasional hormonal / behavioral fireworks often lead me to think he is the cause of all evil in our household, yesterday I learned that’s simply not true. As his father, I realize I  need to get off his case more often.Back up to yesterday evening. He and I are sitting at the computer desk checking the NBA schedule and chatting. He got his fill and pushed  against the desk to get himself out … [Read more...]

My Secret Identity

There are some moments when I feel like I’ve got this whole ‘motherhood’ thing down. I’m whipping up fabulous meals to ravenous children. Potty training is a snap. I'm disciplining like a rock star.  I’m rocking, I’m strolling. I'm the best mom, ever! I’m so awesome, it literally hurts. And stings. Huh? And I turn over in bed to realize that there is a three-year-old ninja kicking me in the face. Where is my husband? Correctly assuming that a king sized bed is not sufficient for the two of us an … [Read more...]

Kids Belong in the Masjid

The first time I visited Masjid Al Haram, or the Grand Mosque as it is also known, in Mecca, was two years back on a Hajj trip. I was 30 years old. There was an immediate connection and sense of belonging I felt. I left there wanting my kids to experience the same feelings and connection and made du’a to be able to bring them there soon. I wanted my children to be able to go at their young and impressionable age so that they would develop a deep love, longing, and attachment to the holy cities o … [Read more...]


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