The issue of older siblings helping with younger siblings appears (to me at least) to be a pretty polarized issue. Should the older kids step in when mom needs a break or can’t seem to whip out her third arm? It is putting too much weight on a child and robbing them of their childhood? […]
Balance: A New Year’s Focus
What do we have in common? Most people do not have the same family situation as us with such a large split in ages between two kids. I think one thing many moms struggle with is balance. How do we keep up on the housework, keep the kids entertained and learning, and maintain our outside […]
52 Weeks to an Organized Home
When I saw this project posted on The Well Trained Mind forums, I was signed up in five minutes flat. I remember my mom always saying that everything has to have a home, and she has one of the best organized and clean homes I’ve seen without being completely OCD about it. As I’ve accumulated […]
It’s that time of year again! Masha’Allah, 5 years ago today I started wearing hijab, and boy was that stressful! Of course we want to keep making progress each year, so what’s on your plan for the upcoming year? Here’s my humble list: 1. Increase consistency in my deen (religion) The famous hadith reminds us: […]
Field Trip Friday: Family Edition!
Many of us are taking part in the Thanksgiving weekend, whether that is visiting family out of town, shopping the Black Friday deals, or relaxing at home with our immediate family. Alhamdulilah, we went to visit my mom and had dinner at her place yesterday. Today I’m checking out what is available online for Black […]