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De-toxing from the EDD Mentality

By Maria Zain WHEN is your due date? Are you due soon? So soon! You better go get checked. Your EDD (Estimated Due Date) is next week? What did the doctor say? You are overdue! You better go see a professional! You might explode! It’s not healthy for babies to …

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HOLIDAYS CAN BE REAL FUN!!!

Some ways of making your kids vacation more fun & rewarding… By Umm Ammarah Dad what can I do next???...Mum I’m BORED!!! For parents vacations can be really demanding keeping our children occupied. Vacations pose a great challenge for many parents. However holidays can be great fun if parents are …

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Getting toys? 10 tips to bring joy

by Umm Ammarah eislam 10 tips to guide parents when buying toys Every year parents spend billions on toys and gadgets and manufacturers spend millions on marketing it. Whether it is in the tens, twenties, hundreds or thousands that we spend on toys as Muslims, it is an amanat (trust) …

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THE POST EXAM PERIOD

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf Our children are a trust given to us by Allah. Depending on the upbringing we give them, we may nurture them to be morally good and upright persons or if they are just left uncared and untrained they may become innocent victims of the environment and …

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Exams are over….

By Abdur Rahmaan Omar We tumbled out of the exam hall with great haste trying to get as far away from that agonising place. Grateful that it was all over we ran around slapping one another on the back and wishing ourselves good-luck. I saw Paul running to me with …

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Eight lies of mother

1. The story began when I was a child; I was a son of a poor family in Africa. We did not even have enough food. Whenever meal times came, mother would often give me her portion of rice. While she was removing her rice into my bowl, she would …

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12 Epidural Realities

By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI on 21 October 2012. SOME women love their epidurals (medication administered straight into the spinal cord space during labor to numb the body from the waist down so that she doesn’t feel her labor or birth). But I wonder how many have considered the added …

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Celebrating Birthdays in Islam

Question: My question is regarding celebrating birthdays. I don’t celebrate birthdays, but my family members do. Every year my in laws take my daughter out to celebrate her birthday. I have tried explaining to them in light of Deen and why we do not celebrate birthdays. My husband won’t say …

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20 Relief Measures for Morning Sickness

20 Relief Measures for Morning Sickness By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI NO one likes feeling nauseas. It’s even worse when you actually vomit. But as we all know, morning sickness and pregnancy often times go hand-in-hand. It’s just one of the many “joys” of expecting a baby. Unfortunately, despite its …

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Parenting: Swimming Against the Current

by Umm Reem muslimmaters.org We are living in a strange time of rat races, struggling to keep up with others around us. This race is not only limited to our wealth, status, or any other type of materialism, but also includes the way we carry out many of our daily …

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