Son, This is Really Why I'm Angry...

There are certain things that can definitely get a parent so riled up, so frustrated beyond words that it becomes close to impossible to resist the urge to blow up and be impulsive. Sometimes it's just so much easier to give way to a visceral reaction, rather than be rational and take a pause... It was a typical school day afternoon ....more

What Spells Success

I'm not entirely sure but I have a strong suspicion that I was way more tense than my son. It was the morning of the 2016 Third Grade Spelling Bee at his school and we have both been reviewing for the past week....more

What Spells Success

I'm not entirely sure but I have a strong suspicion that I was way more tense than my son. It was the morning of the 2016 Third Grade Spelling Bee at his school and we have both been reviewing for the past week. Last night, his last chance at really preparing for this event, it came to a point where I can see he had mentally given up ....more

The Unexpected Gifts of Motherhood

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The Unexpected Gifts of Motherhood

There are immeasurable rewards to being a mother in spite of the infinite challenges parenthood has to offer. For every sleepless night, anxiety, frustration, messy house, spit or puke stain on your clothes and simply being exhausted to the bone, there is the deep joy, as well as the kind of love you never thought possible that continue to make you evolve into a better human being. Indeed those are priceless gifts to be treasured, all thanks to motherhood ....more

Our Marriage: The Half-Eaten Cake

It was just one of those nights I had gotten used to. The husband sends me a text message  to inform me that he won't be having dinner at home. Dinner will be with some co-worker but this time, it's with someone quite important and it will be at a fancy restaurant. I say "Okay, no problem" and the evening goes on. No biggie. ...more

Sometimes It Pays to be a Slacker Mom

"Bff, you've changed". She seemed so serious with her message that it actually concerned me. I began asking myself.. ....more

Deepest Desires and Ugly Truths

"What do you REALLY want?" "What is your deepest, darkest desire?" They're phrased differently in different episodes but these are the questions uttered by the devil in the t.v. series "Lucifer" to draw out people's secret thoughts. I know there are people who think this show is spiritually dangerous and that it should be canceled because it makes the devil look lovable, cool, and funny. But seriously, if your spirituality's maturity level as an adult is where you feel it can be easily shaped by a t.v. show then you probably shouldn't be watching any shows at all ....more

Our Marriage is the Half-Eaten Cake

It was just one of those nights I had gotten used to. The husband sends me a text message ...more

My Son's Friends Are Afraid They'll Be Deported

He said it happened during Social Studies. They were discussing concepts such as democracy and voting when one of his female classmates said, "If _____ (supply presidential candidate's name) wins, 'Ahmed' (another classmate and not the boy's real name)and I would have to move out". Fence, Image: Shutterstock...more
ShahidahAli ShahidahAli  I completely agree with you! What some don't realize is that there is ...more
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