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A Mom’s Real Mother’s Day

Written by Guest bloggerShelle LenssenI know Mother’s Day is just around the corner because my first-grader is getting tight-lipped about the big project she’s working on in art class. She’s also nonchalantly asked if my favorite color is regular pink, light pink, or bright pink, and if I have ever eaten breakfast in bed. Likely […]

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Mother’s Day Memory

Guest blog by Kenna McHugh“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” —Jane Sellman My mother worked so hard as a single parent raising three kids on her own. Unlike today, there were no government subsidies, tax credits, or other opportunities for help. Yet, she instilled the value of sharing the joy of life. My mother worked […]

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Mom’s Code Chronicle #5 Celebrations and Mishaps

Written by Eileen WackerMy most profound memories stand out as moments of extreme joy or pain. Many of the most joyous ones happened during celebrations when I embraced my family’s love, received gifts, ate favorite foods, dressed in new clothes, and felt perfectly carefree without school or other obligations. But that was when I was […]

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Weddings: Celebrations Uniting Families

As Muslims, many festive celebrations and rituals govern our lives. From the colourful clothes on Eid ul Fitr to the mouthwatering delicacies prepared on Eid ul Adha, we love celebrating our rituals with feelings of love, compassion and sharing. Similarly our family celebrations are also a reflection of the religious values and cultural norms present […]

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How A Mom Helps When Holidays Go Wrong

Guest blog by Kenna McHugh“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ― Bob HopeMy children have always loved Christmas.My sister-in-law announced, “We’ve decided to celebrate Christmas with the family on Christmas Eve. I know, we haven’t done […]

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How a Mom Handles the Holidays

Written by Guest bloggerShelle LenssenAs a kid, I remember holidays and special occasions being a these fun and magical times filled with family togetherness, my favorite foods, and exciting activities. Depending on the holiday, I looked forward to a house full of visitors, opening dozens of presents, drinking out of the “fancy” glasses, and dressing […]

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What Every Mom Yearns For

Written by Guest BloggerZainab SulemanjeeEileen Wacker, a Harvard Business graduate and author, pours her heart out in “The Moms Code”. The book provides great insights into the lives of working motherswho hardly live for themselves and recommends activities essential to the mental and spiritual wellbeing of a mother. Learn more about The Moms Code. Like […]

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Is Facebook Fabulous Your Real Life?

Written by Guest bloggerShelley Lenssen It’s Spring Break. That means every family in town has packed up and flown off to some exotic and beautiful vacation destination. The kids are all smiles in their new bathing suits on the beach, and the parents look relaxed and well-rested posing with drinks by the pool. Life is […]

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Fabulous on Facebook

Guest blog by Kenna McHugh “A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous.” ― Coco Chanel If I look fabulous on Facebook, then my life is fabulous. That’s like the saying “Fake it ‘til you make it.” I know my life as a mother is not perfect. If it was, life would be boring. […]

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Mom’s Code Chronicle #4 Save her When She’s Drowning Part 1 of 2

Moms need other moms. It’s a simple fact, and a complicated truth. Because it’s hard for moms to ask for help, to admit we are drowning. But once in a while, the white flag needs to be raised. Even our bones feel weary and we get prone to disillusionment, like when a mob of parents […]

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