I'm always pleasantly surprised every time I learn something new. About myself. About my children. And mostly about this parenting thing. Today I was reflecting on how much my view point has dramatically changed now that I've been a parent for almost 3 years (yikes!). And what I've noticed is how things disturb me way … Continue reading These New Parental Lenses
I don't think anyone is more excited for Ridha Zaynab's birthday than I. I've been planning this day, trying my best to make it extra special for her, since we are not having a big birthday party this year. So instead, I did some black Friday shopping and got her a bunch of gifts that … Continue reading 6 Gifts For a Three Year Old Under $50
Okay, so this post is all thanks to a video montage that Google created to remind us of all the lovely moments of my children growing up in the last three years, moving us to tears. The timing is kind of perfect since my first born turns 3 years old tomorrow, and naturally I'm feeling … Continue reading A Nice Dose of Mommy Guilt
I've thought about potty training since before my daughter Ridha turned 2 years old. It's been a topic of discussion in our home, and I along with everyone wondered when she would finally be fully potty-trained. I did try it a few times for about a year, and just gave up on it because I … Continue reading Potty Training: The 3 Day Method Worked For Us!
There is something that has been bugging me and I battled with the idea of writing this post to share, but now I'm certain that I need to get it off my chest. And the best way I know how is to write. Let me set the scene for you, since this one has taken … Continue reading Lying to Our Children
Today I realized that my youngest daughter, Rabab Fatima, is the same age [17 months] that my eldest [Ridha Zaynab] was when we welcomed Rabab into this world. I'm not sure why it is so hard to fathom. Seeing my walking, talking toddler now, it just seems unreal. I don't know about you, but despite … Continue reading 17 Months and Counting…