Wisdom and Tea: Reflections of Muslim Home-making Moms

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Category Archives: HomeMaking

Productive Ramadan for Busy Mothers

Mothers of small children know that they don’t have time for pretty much anything of their own in any given day. So how can they have a productive Ramadan? While … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Time Out

In the midst of cooking, and other kitchen related activities, a little hand tugs at my clothes, I want you to play with me, I need you , I don’t … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

7 practical solutions to avoid losing your cool with your toddler

We all lose our cool with our little toddlers every day! Sometimes we remember to be fair and deal with the situation appropriately. Other times we just lose it … … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to renew your relationship with the Quran and salah

I remember the excitement I felt when I prayed the fajr salah during Ramadan as a 10-year-old. You know, the excitement-in-the-pit-of-your-stomach kind of thing. The air is peculiarly fresh at … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Islam QandA: Teaching your little toddler about Islam

The other day I was playing the board game Quran Challenge with my four-year-old who insisted that I play properly with him. So when his turn would come, I would … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 6 Comments

Say it!

  Have you ever noticed how when children are sick, they only want their mommy? Even little babies will do that. And that clinginess is special for the mama … … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

And Then Came Peace

In the process of putting my children to sleep, the importance of having peace of mind became glaringly evident. Even when I was younger I always found the idea of … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Who (or what) is robbing us of our personalities?!

We are using disposable diapers, on-line and automatic bill payments, connecting with hundreds of people we know via email and through online social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, we … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Elusive Love Emotion

These days it is common to find people (especially single young women) saying things like the following: “I am scared to death of arranged marriages! I want to get to … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

The One

From Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and countless other stories we hear in our childhood to the books and movies we watch all our lives, most deal with finding that perfect … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

And They Lived Happily Ever After…..Or Did They?

So you have found that perfect someone, the man of your dreams, that someone who has been made just for you and, best of all, you are getting married to … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

The “I” Phenomenon

Everywhere we look or whosoever we talk to we see what I would like to call the “I” Phenomenon. This is, in a form, a worship of the self. It … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why so much greed?!

Have you ever wondered why we sometimes hang onto cultural “values” as though our life depended on it?! Do we stop to question our automatic reactions, our biases and prejudices, … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Define your own happiness

Sometimes I think a lot of us could be happy with a lot of things exactly as they are. It’s the opinions of how life should be that are constantly … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Spoon Full of Sugar

My 4 year old has been fussing about going to school in the mornings for the past few days. Convincing him to go happily is quite challenging and frustrating at … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

It’s All About Respect

Raising children can be looked at, among other things ,as the job assigned to you by God. And just as we work at any other job in our professional lives … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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