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…

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…

My first year of motherhood

When you have a child, people tell you that the first year of your child’s life goes by fast, but I did not think it would fly by this fast. This past year has been incredible, filled with so much adventure. It has been amazing to watch the development of this little human that I…