Mother’s Day

Growing up, my mom hated Mother’s Day. Like many Muslim moms my mom would say, “every day is Mother’s Day in Islam.” And shes’s right, because in Islam mothers are highly revered. As the phrase goes, paradise lies beneath the feet of your mother. Since Mother’s Day was not really celebrated in my family, I…

Intro to parenthood

In the early morning hours of September 30th, 2016 Kamilah came into this world. Hearing the first cry of my own child was by far one of the greatest sounds I’ve ever heard. I couldn’t help but cry tears of joy along with her, after all I was meeting my heart in human form. It was one…

Mom Guilt

One of the hardest things about parenting is making time for yourself. You get so caught up in taking care of your child that you often forget or neglect your own needs. I’m guilty of doing this often. Between working fulltime and being a single parent, I forget to make time for myself. A major…