As a mother of three young children, I was surprised to find that each of my children were so very different from one another. With each child came his or her own unique challenges, therefore leading me to constantly try new parenting techniques to overcome these issues. By the time my youngest child was one and half years old, I had gathered up an enormous mental list of all the tips and advice I could share with other mothers that would benefit them through the stages of pregnancy through parenthood. As a result, I decided to take my knowledge and parenting experiences that resided within my mind and transfer them into blog posts for others to learn from. Continue reading
Allah has chosen you for a great task ahead. He has honoured you with continuing the Holy Prophet’s ummah. But these are not usually the dominating thoughts when you are pregnant, right?
The hormonal imbalance coupled with mood swings, frequent urination, headaches and back pain do not make pregnancy a good experience to cherish. Well, the truth is, you can choose to make pregnancy the most memorable and productive experience of your life, or you can spend it whining and crying.
Below are few tips to make pregnancy a joyous and productive experience of life, In sha Allah. Continue reading
“Did you do your homework?” Sound familiar? Well, it is that time of year again – school books, pencils, homework, and report cards… school is back in. If you think one of the most challenging aspects of the school year is getting your kids to do their homework timely and regularly, you are not alone. But do not fret… there is hope! Here are several things you can do to make homework time less stressful and more enjoyable this year, In sha Allah.
The first thing you want to do is rule out if your child has a learning disability. Some kids do not want to do their homework because they have special learning challenges. These children may need additional instruction or one-on-one help. Your child’s teacher should be able to help you determine if your child has a learning disability.
If a learning disability is not causing your child’s lackluster homework performance, try offering him something that will be an incentive to do his homework. Using an Incentive Chart is one of the best ways to motivate your child to do something he has little desire doing. Continue reading
The journey of motherhood, and the aim of undertaking it with the utmost effort to be most productive, has been explored in first two parts of this series. But in spite of our best efforts we still hit a rough patch.
How do we get back on track? How do we motivate ourselves to be a productive mother once more?In this article, we’ll explore the inner heart so you’ll have the tools to boost your iman when things get overwhelming.
Experiencing Those Low Iman Days
The ultimate goal of a Productive Muslimah is to “spend each day better than the one gone by”. We aim at increasing the quality of our worship and fulfilling all our duties.
When we have faith, we can breeze through each day. Nothing seems impossible! Come what may, we are able to smile and manage everything, Alhamdulillah!
And then slowly, the brightness dims and we cannot seem to muster the strength to do anything. Continue reading
This is the second part of our Productive Mothers series. Click here to read the first part: New Mothers and Productivity
Our journey began with lots of courage, nerves and joy. Our precious bundle has now bloomed into a happy child. As we wipe our tears and return home from the first day at school, we are met with silence. No voices. The good news is that this is only for a little time. Very soon, the noises will return home.
This silence is a blessing from Allah , as He wants us to use it productively. As that happy child grows up into an adult, we are left with more time in our hands, because we are not needed as much anymore.
So what can we do now to fill those minutes and hours in our day to continue on our path of becoming a truly productive mother? Continue reading