uranI Love my Dishes

I wish all my dishes, spoons, forks, and cups were disposable!!I wish they could invent disposable pots too. These are my wishes every time I go inside my kitchen and see the mountains and hills made by my dishes. Every day I wash the dishes then use them, then wash them again.I say Bismillah and start to wash the dishes. I remember the few times I go eat out, looking at the waiter take the dishes for someone else to wash. I also remember our dear sisters under fire who are forced to … [Read more...]

Self Esteem

A sister posted this quote from the O website on another group.“Parents who neglect to love themselves raise kids who don't show themselves self-love, either. They don't treat themselves the way you treat them. They treat themselves the way you treat you."This quote opened up a flood of emotions in me.This was my response to her post:I think that the single most important thing that we as mothers can do for our children is to give them a quiet sense of self-respect and s … [Read more...]

The Car Ride

The Quran is filled with many stories that teach us valuable morals. It’s nice when parents can be creative and diligent in connecting the lessons and beauty of the Quran to children. In our family, we look for “teachable” moments to share and explore Quranic lessons. A few weeks ago, I had an interesting car ride…I was driving my 5 year old son to school and he said to me, “Mom, I’m nervous about my presentation today.” I paused for a moment and wondered why he was nervous. He was excited ab … [Read more...]

Mothering My Nature

What makes parenting so scary? It seems like a question with an obvious answer considering all the responsibility linked to the tiny title of ‘parent’; however I ask this because I think this fear is a new phenomenon. When I look at my own parents or my parent’s parents and speak to them about the roles of a mother or father, they are so calm about it. They take the role seriously yet have also demonstrated ease in relation to the topic and in performing the job.So why this new generation of … [Read more...]

Only A Sister

Who would bring meals through sunshine or rain,Who would bring meals through comfort or pain,When you’re down with something called morning sickness,You vomit so much you’re almost insane?Only a sister.You’re so heavy you can’t even walk,You can’t bend down to put on your sock,Doctor said you can’t leave the house,Just sit quiet as a little mouse,You know how hard that is, Doc?Who would cook for you in a state like this?Only a sister.Your new house is a total dis … [Read more...]

Child Safety

As I drove back home after the daily drop-off of my kids, I finally got a chance to listen to the news. After hearing the latest, however, I almost wished I hadn’t turned off my son’s favourite CD.In a span of 24 hours, there had been one attempted and one actual abduction of children in the Toronto area. First, a 9 year-old boy was kidnapped on his way to school, taken to a house and repeatedly assaulted for four to five hours. Within the same 24 hours, a young girl was grabbed by a man whi … [Read more...]