Growmama Picks for May 2011

1. Art Time with Yusuf videos are creative and adorable! We especially liked how to make an earth-friendly boat. 2. Six Secrets to Saying No from The Productive Muslim blog. 3. Hesham Al-Awadi's Women Inspired by the Beloved is a unique series about female companions. Order the audiobook here or search the web to download in mp3 format. It is also available as a CD set from retailers. 4. This poem is a startling reminder not to forget the new Muslims among us. 5. Isn't this the … [Read more...]

Growmama Picks for April ’11

Growmama Picks is a collection of fun, interesting, and/or inspiring links that we'll share with you at the end of every month. 1. This article on resilience in children was posted on our discussion board. 2. Last week's NPR story, as well as the French face-cover ban, sparked some interesting debate. Dr. Imad Bayoun's Friday khutba response was timely. 3. Collard Green Muslim had us laughing and crying at her story The Day My Soul Caught Fire. 4. We were deeply touched by … [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, … [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 … [Read more...]