I have loved books and I want my kids to love them as well. 6 Steps that I take as a mother of two toddlers in hope to instill love of books in them are:
1) Buy books.
Sometimes we are so caught up in buying them clothes and toys that we forget to buy them books. I think I have personally bought more books for them than toys. And actually made few myself for them as well. one example of an interactive fruit book I made for my baby can be seen here: Continue reading
Early Qualms of Marriage. My guest article for piouscouple.com
All my life the one job I had ever wanted to excel in, was motherhood. For that reason I spent most of my bachelor days grooming myself to best fit the roles of a wife & a mom. From cooking & crafting to courses after courses on ‘how to be best at marriage’ and ‘how to raise perfect kids’. And then, I thought I was ready.
Besides, in my sibling’s words, I was an ‘incredible bachelor’. I had a lot on my credentials from academics to house managing, if not extraordinary, I, he said, fairly qualified for the above average.
Therefore, years ago when I was getting married, amidst the joy of the big day approaching near, I was sure of this one thing – I would naturally excel in marriage and everything that is a consequence of marriage. And of course I would be an awesome mom. Continue reading
Human being need reminders.
Often, in the mayhem of life, we are so consumed by the present situation that the positivity and optimism is overshadowed by the frustration and stress of a particular moment. And then a reminder works as a vacuum cleaner, sucking away every morsel of worry from our mind. No wonder Allah’s book is full of reminders for us.
I had been thinking about starting a reminder series to help us moms regain the optimism about life and help us build self-love for our own selves and for our children.
Here comes the first one.
Its been a long time my comic app is having an issue and despite I tried to make another account I wasnt satisfied, so while I pray to get my original account back so that I can draw comics – I need to find another way to vent.
Parenting is tough. Mothering, I would argue, is tougher. Unless we find a comic side of thing we will just get burnt in the process.
My take on Murphy’s laws. I’m potty (and pee) training my second one these days and using my valuable experience of 2 solid years of doing the same, I have observed and found out that:
The chances to pee in pants ∝ Newness of clothes worn
Hehe, Can you relate to the same?
Guest post by Arron Hiddleston
If anyone ever told you that raising children was easy, they probably weren’t speaking from experience. Parents love their children more than anything in the world, as they are the essence of our reality and a part of our very soul. But children can cause us plenty of stress as well, can’t they? All of those visits to the doctor, taking their shots, moaning and sobbing over every little thing, it’s what the kids so after all. The only thing we can do is to keep them occupied most of the times. We can do some Letter crafts to teach them as well as provide them some activities as well. Continue reading
Last week we Did our usual Letter J crafts. We made: Continue reading
Guest Post by Sophia Evans
A few years ago, I used to take part in an annual campaign to clean up the environment from litter and similar sorts of waste. It was quite a large and positive event where big groups of people would get together weather they are neighbors who organized and got to work or institutions like schools, beaconing their staff and students to refresh their town. It had a lot of publicity and was advertised in hindsight of the day of the event.
On a much smaller scale, a campaign, let us say, for a child to clean their room would certainly be adorable as well. Although no such campaigns and advertisements are on the radar, this child’s parent or guardian can set up their own domestic event. Basically they can just make a big deal out of it. A family holiday event which is celebrated once a week, where everyone clean up and at dinner, everyone is appreciated and congratulated for a job well done. Continue reading
We took a long break for studying/crafting/blogging because we had been traveling to Pakistan and then enjoyed the festivity of Eid. Last week we finally sat down and crafted. We did our usual Letter Crafts for the letter I. We did: Continue reading
Originally published at youth club in summers of 2013.
Being in the luxury of 24/7 air conditioning at Cayman Islands had me believing that I deserve it. And Four years later when I had to endure the Summers of Pakistan again, it saw me sweating and angry and complaining.
The following is an old article I wrote when I was a happy and perhaps much more patient person. Re-reading it was such a reality check for myself first and I thought it has the potential to inspire others to rethink the stereotype of heat and summers as well.
It was written in the background of Ramadan about to set in, and today when we had just bade farewell to Ramadan it still feels relevant. Please read on: