GrowMama Picks for December

Feeling inventive? We loved these 39 great ideas for cool toys you can make yourself, or commission your older kids to do! Pointers for raising grateful children (despite living in this consumer culture) can be found in this great piece. We loved this idea for teaching children the beautiful names of Allah. It includes printouts you can download to easily make your own flash cards and worksheets. Check out and support this neat effort to produce quality Islamic educational apps for our … [Read more...]

Manners

There are many differences between children raised in America and children raised in other parts in the world. But there’s one aspect in raising children that most people believe comes from the home and not the country the child lives in. Manners. However, in a recent visit to Palestine, I couldn’t help but notice that well-raised children have better manners than well-raised children in America. When I say well-raised I refer to children that come from a nurturing and caring home environment wit … [Read more...]

Resigning from the Etiquette Police

I give up. I’m surrendering.  I won’t do it any more—it’s an impossible mission.  It is no longer my responsibility if kids get hurt, property is damaged, our image gets tarnished, food gets wasted, or it’s noisy during Taraweeh prayer. Are you listening? I am officially resigning from my twenty-five year stint as a self-appointed member of the Etiquette Police.... I’m worn out. Exasperated.  Defeated.I have only myself to blame.  I took on the job thirty years ago when I reverted to Islam. N … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X