Raising Muslim Kids

Interview with Zair Zabr Play

It gives me great joy to be writing this post, which is a one-on-one interview with a good friend of mine, Hira Rizvi, the creator of Zair Zabr Play and author of My First Quran Activity Book. I first came across Hira's instagram account @zairzabrplay a few months ago, and have been a loyal follower ever… Continue reading Interview with Zair Zabr Play

Raising Muslim Kids

Fasting with Toddlers…What It’s Really Like

I get asked this question a lot, by friends, family members and even other moms who are going through the same thing. How do you fast with small kids? And I usually don't have a very descriptive answer, because I'm not sure what to say. Is it hard? Yes. Is it doable? Yes. Some days… Continue reading Fasting with Toddlers…What It’s Really Like

Motherhood

5 Things I Didn’t Know About Motherhood

The title of this article is pretty self-explanatory, so we can just dive right in, shall we... I never predicted that motherhood meant entering into a permanent state of feeling tired. It isn't just a feeling, we really are always tired. Our mental, physical, emotional state is permanently tired and there is just a small… Continue reading 5 Things I Didn’t Know About Motherhood

Motherhood

Transitioning to Mom of Two

Many of my friends and cousins have begun their transition into second time moms, and they often question me on how it was when I had my second baby girl. It is difficult to put it into words without going into a full on essay. But I must say, the more moms who are having… Continue reading Transitioning to Mom of Two

Motherhood

Early Days of Motherhood

Becoming a mother is one of life's greatest gifts, but it's also one of the strangest times in a parent's life. As women, we aren't really well-versed in the job description of a mother. I think that I was most shocked at how much time I needed to devote to an infant, day and night.… Continue reading Early Days of Motherhood

Motherhood, Toddler

A Nice Dose of Mommy Guilt

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