Underdosing

It’s a cruel rite of passage that most new parents experience during their first year on the job. Having escaped the trial with my first, I was put to the test with my second child.At around midnight, I heard my 10-month-old daughter crying in a way that told me she was not just turning over or wanting an extra cuddle. Something sounded wrong and sure enough, she was burning up. I promptly went to the medicine cabinet, took out the infant Tylenol and gave her the dose listed on the bottle.  By … [Read more...]

Eat Healthy!

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Is this really true?What we eat and drink and what we don't can definitely make a difference to our health. Eating well is one of the best ways we can take care of ourselves- and those who depend on us.As women we all have special dietary needs during the different stages of our lives, during adolescence, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. Regardless of the stage of life we are in, committing to a healthy diet decreases our chances of dev … [Read more...]

Fragile Life

When I was in high school, I knew a girl named Reem Dah.  She was a kind, sweet, smiling type of person.  One morning when I rode the bus, my friend and bus mate, Rana, told me the shocking news.  A bus driver had lost control of his bus yesterday and rammed into Reem’s family car.  Her mother, father and four year old sister sitting in the front had all been killed. In a moment.  In a heartbeat.  Just like that.Reem and her two other sisters were badly injured and taken to the hospital for s … [Read more...]

The Quirky Title

Our project’s title, GrowMamaGrow, is a little out of the ordinary for the typical Muslim community landscape. Something formal and feminine like “Enlightened Mothering” or “Sisters in Faith” would have been more characteristic.But we intended this site to have a totally different feel from the traditional settings Muslim women are used to. We hope GrowMamaGrow becomes a safe zone where women are passionate about self-growth but refreshingly honest about the frustrations they encounter on a d … [Read more...]