Parenting is a tough job. It requires constant attention, care, concern, effort, time, energy and love as well. It isn’t something one can take for-granted, after all it is a formation of an individual person, development of a Human being. And in turn nurturing of a nation.
However, in recent times parents and specially mothers have been guilty of not doing their job of raising kids properly. We are made to lose focus on something that should be of prime importance – parenting. We have media, social media, shoppings, socializing and a rat race to maintain status quo, in addition to career & family commitments and stresses to distract us.
The results are horrifying – we have hyper active kids, depressed kids, kids with psychological disorders, under-confident kids, stressed kids and kids who show other serious behavioral and even physical disorders. This is a strange sadness. Despite all the gadgets and toys and accessories, we have failed in providing a happy childhood to our own children. Continue reading
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
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
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
My guest post at Ahappymuslimah.com
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