• Celebrate
  • Simple ways to celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day!

    I look forward to Mother’s day every year. This is the one day I feel zero guilt for not cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, homework or chauffeuring around little people! My mom doesn’t share my enthusiasm for our day of freedom so i’ve had to ease her into the idea of a day for Mothers. Some of our moms are uncomfortable with being pampered and celebrated. If you mom doesn’t let you spoil her on Mother’s day or any day, I’ve shared some ideas to soon having your mom loving Mother’s day as much as you do!

  • Marriage
  • The Pain of Miscarriage

    Almost every woman I know has suffered a miscarriage at least once in her life. Unfortunately, it’s commonality oftentimes transforms this emotionally devastating experience into something ordinary and even a negligible “side-effect” of trying to conceive. I hope my conversation with Haadia Begum, who shares her painful experience surrounding her miscarriage, will help emphasize the continued need for compassion and support for any woman that has suffered a miscarriage.

  • Reflections
  • Transforming Difficult Relationships

      A few years ago, I heard an amazing lecture on marriage and relationships, which had a profound and lasting effect on me. Something the Alima emphasized in that class stayed with me, leaving me incredibly grateful for every relationship in my life, even the difficult ones. When speaking of challenging relationships, the Alima eloquently explained that Allah swt places each person in our […]