10 More Spiritual Resolutions for a Muslima

I am expanding on my last post on setting spiritual resolutions for yourself as a Muslima. You can read the first part of the article, 10 Spiritual Resolutions for a Muslima here. I always find Ramadan a refreshing time of the year, so I feel motivated to set some spiritual goals for myself during that month. I may not keep to everything I set, but I believe in reaching for the stars and aiming high, so my accomplishments can surmise to a decent amount of effort. As I said before, do not feel (Read more…)

Being Kind to Yourself as a Mom

The title of this article may sound ridiculous, but being kind to yourself as a mother is a rare occurrence. A mom can sometimes be her own worst enemy. Being kind to oneself as a mother is a priceless gift to give yourself. Most times you forget that you’re an individual with your own wants and needs. You become so wrapped up in everyone else’s needs that you forego your own and no one even asked you to. Think of the scenario of counting a roomful of people at a party. You count every single person (Read more…)

When You Need Help As a Mother

As busy moms, we have so much on our plate that we tend to multitask a lot! We may not perform our duties too well because of this, which can cause frustration to others and ourselves. Later this turns into guilt and feelings of forlorn, that’s why I promote that busy mothers get the help they need. There’s a negative stigma attached to mothers living in the West who employ cleaners and mother’s helpers, but a positive acceptance of moms who hire babysitters and childcare providers for their children. (Read more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Motherhood Doesn’t Need to Tip Your Scale

One of the problems in motherhood is that a mom can lose her individuality as a woman. She doesn’t know herself anymore and sees herself only as a wife and a mother. She’s neglected the person she used to be and doesn’t know what she enjoys doing anymore. This is the sad status of many moms who forget how to balance motherhood with being a woman. Mothers get so caught up in their duties of seeing to everyone else’s needs, that they forget their own needs. They lose themselves in their role of wife (Read more…)

Loosening Up As a Mommy Interview

I interviewed a mom I know, who had some fantastic advice. I felt she had words of wisdom that all mothers needed to hear. The next time I met her, I sat her down and asked her to share her thoughts on what she has learned from her experience as a busy mom. Name: Nida Age: mid 30’s  City: San Francisco  Kids: 3 Ages: 10, 7 and 4 How were you as a mommy a few years ago? I had to be in control of everything because I was afraid that if things were out of my control, it would not be manageable (Read more…)

The Importance of Socializing for Moms

A friend and I were discussing the importance of formulating friendships and having a social life when you’re a mom. We both agreed that it’s vital to have girlfriends to talk and vent to on a regular basis, even if it’s with one good friend. Calling, texting, and social networks are okay when a mom is too busy to get together with a friend, but it won’t fulfill her need for socialization for long. As society heads towards more cyber communication, we shouldn’t be satisfied with a non-contact form (Read more…)

Simple Advice for the Busy Mother

Salaam, this is my first post on Muslimommy. Welcome! I am so pleased to share my moments of motherhood with you, my dear sisters from around the world. I hope the information on Muslimommy will simplify your role as a mother who runs a busy household while rearing and educating your children insha Allah. Motherhood is a beautiful and enriching experience, an Ibadah for our hearts. It only becomes burdensome when: We do not accept that our role as a mother is honorable We try to do too much (Read more…)