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No time for kids

I Have No Time for the Kids, Please Help

In this counseling answer: •You don’t have to do all the home chores by yourself. Let the father be involved in the lives of the kids’ and in managing the home. •Ask for help from the father and grandparents or you may employ a servant to help in home chores. All you have to do …


Am I 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 Out and Insecure Mother, What To Do? - About Islam

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 …

Parenting: Not What I thought It Would Be - About Islam

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 yourneedfsare not equal to the needs of your daughter. •Remaining in contact with relatives •Using the social support mechanisms that do exist; e.g. friends, kindergarten, neighbors, outdoor activities for children/families. As-salamu `alaikum my sister. …

Mother Now I Know

Mother, Now I Know

When you are a mother, you will know.This is usually the closing statement at the end of a long-winded argument between mother and daughter. The two bicker over everything under the sun, from what outfit the daughter should wear to Aunt Aliya’s dinner party to whether she should take up the job opportunity in Way-Too-Far-To-Even-Discuss-Town, …


A Male Doctor Reflects on Maternity and Childbirth

As a Medical student I was placed in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department for about 7 weeks. Part of that was spending a week doing night shifts in the Maternity Ward of our teaching hospital. This turned out to be one of the most spiritually enriching times in my life. I have often read the …

I'm a Lazy Mother, How Can I Change? - About Islam

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 uptoan activity or hobby you enjoy that you can do in a group, such as some …

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 yourlife. •Your husband and the rest of the family can help a bit more towards a more sustainable family system that is beneficial for all. • When mothering isa shared responsibility amongst family and community members, …

10 Reasons Why You Need a Doula at Your Next Labor

10 Reasons Why You Need a Doula at Your Next Labor

Labor and birth can be a daunting experience for most women whether it is a first time experience or even a third baby delivery. While giving birth is a natural process, most women are unaware of their capabilities and level of strength during labor. A doula is a well-trained professional who provides continuous support at …

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 …

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