Pregnancy, especially first time pregnancy, is an exciting time filled with showers and celebrations. But it can also be a scary and stressful time, filled with lab tests, nerves, and endless birth preparations.
As a busy mom, do you often wonder: “How can I get a good workout in with my kids at home?” Of course you don’t! It’s actually the last thing you’re worried about, because you know that it’s impossible for you to workout! Yes, this was me at the start of CoVid-19 and social isolation.
I had a talk with my 8 year old today when I saw him visibly anxious about riding a bike. We went on a walk. I asked him questions, gave him space and safety, and we worked through it.
Picture this – it’s a perfect world, you have perfect children, the education system is wonderful and you and your kiddos love it! Wouldn’t that be awesome?! Then there’s reality – you are in an imperfect, crazy, surreal world in unprecedented times.
Many women long for motherhood but what happens when something we’re naturally supposed to be able to do doesn’t come naturally to you? Infertility is common in many women and it’s tough being surrounded by constant reminders that being a mommy may not be in the cards for you. When I was diagnosed with blocked… →
Ramadan, the holy month of fasting in Islam, is tough mentally and physically every year–17 hours without food or water is no joke! But fasting while having to take care of a tiny human is a whole other challenge. The first couple of days of Ramadan this year were a little tricky because I had… →
From the onset of motherhood, moms face many a paradox. One of them includes striking the balance between baby care and self care. Many of us aren’t aware of this challenge until we are burnt out and in desperate need of alone time. At that point, resentments and victimhood taint our ability to enjoy a… →
It may seem obvious, but as a new mom we are inundated with new emotions, new to-dos, very little sleep, and a whole lot of questions. And more than anything, we are more in love than we thought was possible! You know what might be less obvious? That self-care is still a priority and one… →
When you’re a mom, you understand how draining motherhood is. You focus all of your attention on taking care of your children that you forget to take care of yourself. The challenge, however, is finding time to do so.
Aaah, sleeping! One of the greatest life’s pleasures, right? Also having kids is an immense joy, do you agree? But for some weird trick of nature, the two things don’t really coexist very well, at least at the beginning. Here’s when you really experience sleep deprivation. Wondering how you’re going to survive? I got you… →