Behind the Parenting Mask

Dilshad and Kids

Parents are pretty good at wearing masks, keeping up a solid front in the face of stressful situations, making sure the kiddos don’t know when things are barely in our control. Most parents are good at that. Even I, who has been told by several people that every emotion I’m feeling is seen on my face -- even I am pretty good at putting up an fairly controlled front.One night last week during dinner, my husband, our two younger kids and I were eating dinner while our eldest son was in the thr … [Read more...]

Three Questions for American Muslims: Hussein Rashid


The Muslim Portal at Patheos  is hosting the "Three Questions" project for the month of September in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the terrorist acts of 9/11.  We are asking American Muslims from across the nation three simple but important questions. Click here to learn more about the project.Hussein Rashid, an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and a writer, media personality, and consultant, offers his answers to the three questions:1. What is the most pressing issue o … [Read more...]