A Mother’s Guilt

Every night around 11PM, as soon as my 1-year old son begins calling for me with his unique cry, I feel like a failure; a “mommy-fail,” if you will. He’s a happy, energetic, social and curious toddler by day, and a semi-monster by night. He goes down in his crib most nights without a struggle, but 3-4 hours later, he wants nothing to do with his crib and wants nobody but me. I have tried many a sleep training methods, read several sleep training books, consulted countless mothers, but to no avail … [Read more...]

A Prayer Before Ramadan

  Oh, Allah. I remember the Ramadans before I got married. How they would be filled with night prayers, reading Qur’an, supplications in the dead of night. And I remember the Ramadan two months after I gave birth to my twin daughters, and I cry. That must have been my worst Ramadan ever, in my scale. And I remember the Ramadan when my girls were one year old, and it wasn’t much of a Ramadan for me, either. And I remember last year, when my girls were two years old. Nothing to be proud of. … [Read more...]


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