SELF-CARE

Getting Your Life Back From Social Media

It was one of those days when I needed to rethink how I was approaching life with my older kids, as my current approach to parenting was in need of a major fine-tune. So what has that got to do with my topic of a social media? Simply that I needed to avoid social networks so I could focus on my family. Some might think it is too drastic to avoid social networks for various reasons, but since I have been detoxing from social media and went completely off Facebook, I must say, it's been awesome! (Read more...)
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Dealing With the Loss of Ones Parents

It was a sad day this week for my family when my maternal aunt passed away after 12 years of fighting Multiple Myeloma cancer, may Allah have mercy on her. The loss was painful because she was the last living sibling of my mother, and my sadness was intensified by the reminder of the passing of my parents a few years ago. The pain of losing parents leaves an ache in your heart that never goes away, it is dulled but always there. We don't realize how much our parents mean to us until they're (Read more...)
RAMADAN/EID, SELF-CARE

25 Post Ramadan Goals

The sadness of post-Ramadan is pretty anti-climatic wouldn't you say? We have to work super hard for the next eleven months to get another one month of extra blessings and mercy to come again, inshAllah. Nowadays, when Ramadan ends, I feel truly sad. I did not feel like this many years ago though. When I was growing up, I considered Ramadan to be fun, exciting, different, a more religious time, of course not eating - yet having better breakfast, dinners and a lot more treats! And I was also more (Read more...)
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When Your Motherhood Struggles Seem Tough

All of us at one time or another go through tough times and moments of despair - even desperation. Our first instinct is to cry out, "Why me?!" We forget that sometimes we are being tested and sometimes we have brought it upon ourselves. The Quran says: "Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allah is Sufficient as a Witness." (An-Nisa Verse 79) Even when we understand (Read more...)
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Being A Healthy Mommy

As moms, we tend to put ourselves last when it comes to health. Bad habits make you feel lethargic, and it takes longer to complete your tasks. If your body is not getting the right nutrition, your energy levels are low, and your mind is not alert. With the lack of time as a constant deterrent, I try to incorporate at least a few simple steps that will boost my health and energy levels so that I can keep up with my kids and home. Drink plenty of water Yes, I know you've been told a hundred times (Read more...)
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Balancing Your Life As a Mother Interview

I managed to grab another busy mommy from her hectic life, to sit down and share with us her priceless advice on how she balances her life as a mother who is constantly on the go. She juggles life as a dedicated wife, inspiring mother, successful homeschooler and organized homemaker. She also studies part-time towards a professional career, side by side with her study of Deen. NAME: Mariam AGE: Mid 30′s  STATE: California  KIDS: 4 AGES: 9, 8, 5, 4 TYPE OF SCHOOLING: Homeschool What (Read more...)
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Your Intention is the Key to Your Contentment

I wanted to remind you about a beautiful saying in Islam that has helped me many times to find comfort and ease. It is the beautiful words of Fi'Sabilillah (In the Way of God). Have you ever noticed that sometimes you do things for others and may not get the appreciation that you deserve? Have you ever felt that being a wife and mother can test your will so much that it seems you are giving all the time and not receiving a lot in return? When we do something big, we all love the occasional pat (Read more...)
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Better Health for Busy Moms

When deciding to get healthy, you should aim towards a realistic goal weight and start a nutritious lifestyle. Begin by going for your physical and your blood tests if you are prone to headaches, feeling fatigued and checking on your cholesterol level. It's high time you take note of what your body is telling you. Pregnancy and the toll of motherhood makes a mom deficient in necessary vitamins and proper nourishment. Eating healthy foods and losing excess fat, instead of turning to quick meals (Read more...)