First Year

Seems like just yesterday when I held you for the first time, I thanked Allah for the gift, as your eyes looked into mine. Seems like just yesterday when you smiled your first smile, I felt my heart melt, for you did it in such style. I watched you grow as you hit each milestone, Couldn’t help but think where have the months flown? Rolling over was one of you firsts, Then you started teething, making it a pain while I nursed. But nothing comes easy, so I prayed for the best, And all … [Read more...]

Come To Allah….Come To Allah

“Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar…..” The beauty of the words of the adhan and the voice of my dear son as he beckons us to pray are familiar sounds in our home on any given day. Today, however, I am stopped in my tracks! In the process of donning my hijab, a shrill little voice also beckons….. “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar……Come To Allah, Come To Allah!” My 2 1/2 year old daughter calls “come to Allah”. Her innocent but attentive mind has mistakenly combined the iqamah … [Read more...]

16 Lessons From 6 Month Old Parents

1) You don't need a ridiculous amount of money saved in order to have a child. Allah has opened so many doors for us right after our daughter was born and this has been observed by many other parents as well.   2) It is not socially acceptable to describe the size or consistency of your baby's dirty diaper in public. 3) Parenting while plugged in is an oxymoron. We've been trying to be mindful of how often we are with our child physically, but not mentally. Children will know that they … [Read more...]

The Pacifier

The Pacifier. Yes, I capitalized the P. Where do I begin? My son hated it the day he was born. On day two, while getting circumcised, the doctor was trying to force it to stay in his mouth. I guess other baby boys don’t scream during the procedure. I thought the doctor was going to tape it over his mouth. My son must’ve gotten the point, because he suddenly took it. And kept it. Nineteen months later, I’m trying to take it away now. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like it’s always in … [Read more...]


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