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. ┬áThe 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

Motherhood, Toddler

17 Months and Counting…

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…

Motherhood, Toddler

Nursery: Six Weeks Later

It's been six weeks since my daughter Ridha Zaynab took her very first steps into her new classroom at her nursery. That first day will always be a solid memory imprinted on my heart. It was also during that time that I thought Ridha would never like nursery or settle in. I can't tell you… Continue reading Nursery: Six Weeks Later

Food, Motherhood, Toddler

How I Cook [With Toddlers]

How do you cook at home with a toddler? The other day I was asked this question by a frustrated parent who has a daughter the same age as my daughter Ridha (2.5 years). She and I were talking about cooking meals at home in a rush, and she finally just threw her hands up… Continue reading How I Cook [With Toddlers]