Comic Graphs – 1

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

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Hehe, Can you relate to the same?

How to teach Preschoolers to use Bathrooms on Their Own

Guest post by Arron Hiddleston

Teaching a Preschoolers to use Bathrooms on Their Own

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

Cleaning games: how to engage children in cleaning.

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.

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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

6 steps to break thumbsucking in toddlers

My guest post at Ahappymuslimah.com

6 STEPs

My eldest started sucking her thumb when she was barely days old. Instead of listening to my mom’s advice of using mittens or agreeing to my husband insisting on using a dummy, I relied on Google search and concluded:

· Thumb sucking is normal for infants
· They can self sooth themselves to sleep – avoiding much hassle for mothers
· Most of them break this habit on their own by the time they reach their 3rd birthday
· Dummies are just germ developing site and should be avoided altogether
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The dialemmas of SHM 

Originally published at   http://www.muslimahbloggers.com/the-dilemmas-of-a-stay-at-home-mum

One particular afternoon, I broke down.
Undone laundry, piles of unfolded clothes, a dirty kitchen, loaded sink, messy home and on top of everything, cranky screaming toddlers. I had been through an emotional upheaval and I would like to have a break from this insanity. But I was definitely not having my day.
Earlier that morning somewhere else, a working-mom in her impeccable attire, stepped out of the messy unorganized home, Continue reading