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Barren

Punished With Being Barren?

In this counseling answer: •You are not a bad person; instead, you are a person who has done bad things in her past and has since learned better ways. •Many of the Companions of the Prophet came from pasts soiled with all kinds of terrible misdeeds; however, they came to Islam and to Allah and …

Stressed

Stressed Out and Insecure Mother, What To Do?

In this counseling answer: •By developing some easy routines, you can save time and energy for other things. Do not look at the whole house, trying to keep it “shiny.” Focus on one room a day for a deep cleaning and do light cleaning in the rest of the house. Put your daughter in a …

baby blues

Beating the “Baby Blues”: What You Need to Know

As I finished typing the birth announcement message, something hit me hard. ‘Proud parents’ I read and re-read. A sudden electric wave jolted my body draining the tiny bits of excitement and enthusiasm I had before. Tears began to roll down my cheeks. I looked at my ugly, fat reflection in the mirror adjacent to …

Home, Work, & Baby; My Life’s Like a Factory

Home, Work, & Baby; My Life's Like a Factory

In this counseling answer: • You will need it to make the kind of change that you need in your life. • Your husband and the rest of the family can help a bit more towards a more sustainable family system that is beneficial for all. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,  It is not surprising that …

Parenting

Parenting: Not What I thought It Would Be

In this counseling answer: “For better parenting, you must recognize your needs and the needs of your daughter, but that your needfs are not equal to the needs of your daughter. I have already mentioned how you can see to your needs by developing a social support network. This will help you to be more available not …

I'm a Lazy Mother, How Can I Change?

In this counseling answer: •Following a nutritious diet can often be the key to boost energy and motivation. Likewise with exercise, if you don’t get up and move around this can have negative effects on the body also •Sign up to an activity or hobby you enjoy that you can do in a group, such as some …

new mum

10 Tips for New Mums

Being a mum for the first time is an exciting experience. However, motherhood brings challenges and pressures that are not easy to overcome. Sometimes you’ll need help and you should ask for it; other times you’ll prefer to do it your own way and discover your new world for yourself. As soon as your baby arrives, …

breastfeeding

Will You Continue Breastfeeding While Fasting?

Many mothers will make the choice to fast while breastfeeding during Ramadan. Even so many will still have concerns for themselves and for their infants. As Ramadan draws closer, I find the question most frequently asked on various mother and child support groups is, will I be able to fast and breastfeed my child? These …

My Job Is a Full-time Mother

My Job Is a Full-time Mother

British author, George Orwell, once said, “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” As true as this may have been during Orwell’s lifetime—he died in 1950—it seems even more so in our contemporary discussions about the importance of motherhood. Why is …



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