Wisdom and Tea: Reflections of Muslim Home-making Moms

Think. Learn. Act. Remind.

Category Archives: Parenting

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

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 “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

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

The Right To Expect

Many a modern parent today has a concept I find a little hard to digest. They willingly allow and say that they do not have any expectations from their children, … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Love and shirk

What happens when we love someone – our spouse, our children, our parents, our friends? We want to do everything for them, in the best possible way; we want to … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day At School

Last year the children’s school celebrated Valentine’s day with great fervour and enthusiasm. They had children draw cards (for their parents), make red hearts on their faces and wear red … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

All Work….

Today I played with my children…. seems a simple enough thing to say but it struck me, that while I was waiting for the perfect moment to do all those … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mehmaan (Visitors)​: Rehmat (A Blessing) or Zehmat (A Burden)

Every practising muslim knows that visitors are a blessing from Allah and are sent to those with whom Allah (SWT) is pleased. I completely agree with this and whenever anyone … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment



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