Growmama Picks for December 2011

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, and/or inspiring links that we share with you at the end of every month. Enjoy!Cold weather may find us all heading towards the library. Here is a fun idea for a library treasure hunt.This piece on filling the inner hole touched a deep, reflective place in our soul.Although many of our readers are already married, this advice for single Muslims is way too good not to pass on. "Miswakin' miswakin' yeah! Miswakin' miswakin' whoah … [Read more...]

Growmama Picks for November 2011

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, and/or inspiring links that we share with you at the end of every month. Enjoy!This post breaks down empathy into four steps so it is teachable to young children.Two bloggers give a personal, heartfelt glimpse into the challenges that mothers of special needs children face in navigating the Muslim community. Read this post on attending an eid celebration and this one on dealing with the preconceptions of quick-to-judge … [Read more...]

Growmama Picks for October 2011

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, and/or inspiring links that we share with you at the end of every month. Enjoy! 1. We are in the middle of the ten days of Dhul hijjah. Make the most of these short moments!2. Rules of Effortless Parenting is short, unique, and almost perfect parenting advice in a nutshell.3. For mothers who have ever lost a child or have been separated from loved ones, this video explores loss from a spiritual perspective.4. These mini-tafseer books … [Read more...]

Growmama Picks for September 2011

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, and/or inspiring links that we share with you at the end of every month. Enjoy!1. This article on stress-busting for parents had some helpful advice.2. We are told to encourage tummy-time for new babies, but it is often met with crying and protest. Maybe this is why.3. We love Baba Ali's 2-season series for children. The one on controlling anger and brushing your hair had the kids cracking up.4. This month on growmama we tackled some of … [Read more...]

Growmama Picks June ’11

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, or inspiring links that we share with you at the end of every month. Enjoy!1. A love jar is a sweet idea.2. Explore Surah Al-Kahf in depth in the latest MAS Tarbiya Lighthouse episode.3. We all have to do it sometimes: tips on grocery shopping with kids.4. This post on domestic abuse is a valuable resource.5. There is a subtle pattern in the way we talk to girls. This article suggests alternatives.6. We recently … [Read more...]

Al-Kawthar

You never know when something will strike you differently.  I know surah al-Kawthar and recite it fairly often.  As a mom with young kids running about I am often forced to resort to very short surahs in my prayers, and it doesn't get much shorter than this one:1. Verily, We have granted you (O Muhammad) Al-Kauthar (a river in Paradise)2. Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice.3. For he who makes you angry - he will be cut off.I recite it and go on.  But this morning, while s … [Read more...]


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