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… →
Motherhood is a beautiful and rewarding experience. The moment you arrive home from the hospital with your new baby, your journey as a new mother begins. The long sleepless nights spent feeding them and changing their diapers can be draining, but it is also a precious time to bond with your baby.
Imagine a vacation where every member of your family, big and small, is entertained all day, you eat three delicious meals you didn’t have to plan for or cook, and the scenery is breathtaking. Add to that the fact that the whole thing is paid for ahead of time, you have the opportunity to learn… →
Once upon a time, I was an Autism Support Worker. I worked one-on-one with Autistic preschoolers, not only teaching them academic skills but also dealing directly with undesirable behaviors. At work, we called it “behavior intervention” – at home I call it discipline, but the principles are pretty much the same. The goal is to… →
I feel like as soon as I had my daughter, I had “guilty” stamped on my forehead. From asking others to look after her while I went to the movies to not feeding her vegetables at every meal, I often felt guilty about not mothering perfectly. My daughter is in school now and, though I… →
In August 2018, I was deployed with my husband overseas. Don’t get too relieved. My husband And I were separated once we made it overseas. It was my first deployment, and thank God, my last one. Not only was being overseas and separated from my husband a big smack with the depression stick but, to… →