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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...)
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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...)
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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...)
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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...)