Tag Archives: motherhood

Third Trimester

Alhamdulilah, I’m heading into the home stretch with this pregnancy! As each day progresses, I think about how to balance our life that feels so scattered, and how to meet the needs of everyone in our family. In shaa Allah … Continue reading

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Kids Helping Kids – Yay or Nay?

The issue of older siblings helping with younger siblings appears (to me at least) to be a pretty polarized issue. Should the older kids step in when mom needs a break or can’t seem to whip out her third arm? … Continue reading

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Balance: A New Year’s Focus

What do we have in common? Most people do not have the same family situation as us with such a large split in ages between two kids. I think one thing many moms struggle with is balance. How do we … Continue reading

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52 Weeks to an Organized Home

When I saw this project posted on The Well Trained Mind forums, I was signed up in five minutes flat. I remember my mom always saying that everything has to have a home, and she has one of the best … Continue reading

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Routines are the Best

Call me crazy, but I’m a bit glad the holiday season in the US is finally over. Even though we don’t really celebrate the holidays, there are extra days off for Hubby, days off for our homeschool co-op, stores are … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Get Through Puberty and Homeschooling Alive

Everyone talks about the Terrible Twos and we always hear warnings of the teenage years, but it seems everyone has forgotten to warn new parents of the puberty years. The emotional rollar coaster can start around nine, or even younger! … Continue reading

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Beating Myself Up

Okay, I have to think I’m not the only one… I looked over Care Bear’s work and was pretty disappointed with how many corners are cut. I’m beating myself up big time. Literally crying while making dinner last night feeling … Continue reading

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Our Growing Family

Alhamdulilah, after a little worry late last week, we got to see our healthy baby yesterday in an ultrasound. Last week I hadn’t felt the baby move in a few days so I called the midwife and we went in … Continue reading

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From the Corporate World to the Kitchen

I want to share a post I wrote a couple years ago on MuslimasOasis.com. A lot has changed since then, and it is still relatable today. First, let me start that this is true for me, and probably for many, … Continue reading

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Trying to Be a Grandma Mom

As our family sizes get smaller and smaller, we no longer naturally remember seeing our mothers with our siblings as small children. I wonder if this leads to unrealistic expectations on our own capabilities as a parent. When I see … Continue reading

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