Avoiding the Laundry

Well, I should be folding laundry. There's one pile on the chair - the chair nicknamed "the thinking chair" after the one in Blue's Clues - one pile on the far end of the sofa, and a final stack in the laundry basket at the base of the sofa. In theory, I like to get the laundry folded before it has a chance to compress and set-in the wrinkles. In reality, that probably won't happen today. It's not too big a deal. Most of the laundry is sheets, towels, and kids' clothes. Sheets will be … [Read more...]

Just some musing about married life

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahI’m an old married lady now, having been married ten years, and I’m always interested in the dynamics between husband and wife, especially in a cross-cultural marriage. These types of marriages are very common nowadays with immigrant and convert Muslims making up so much of the marriage pool here in the States.My husband and I have found our level of comfort and familiarity. We know each others’ likes and dislikes. We know what we love about … [Read more...]

In defense of Muslim men – Love ya brothers!

Bismillahi Rahmani RahimSalaam Alaikum wa RahmatullahWell, something compelled me to set up this blog. I was drinking my morning coffee and checking out facebook while trying to block the baby and keep her from rolling off the couch. I clicked on a link to a blog entry here about Islamic divorce. The sister is mashAllah a good writer and I really do agree with what she wrote, but I found the comments after the entry disturbing. Most of the comments were from women in regards to men, and the … [Read more...]