Beauty, Family, Motherhood, Parenting

Makeup Tips for New Moms: Do It Wise ‘Cause You Can’t Do It Twice

One of the consistent pieces of advice given to new moms that I have come across over the years is that they should take care of themselves, and that a little makeup goes a long way.  But I find that the advice doesn’t delve much more than that—until now. I rounded up some makeup tips… Read More Makeup Tips for New Moms: Do It Wise ‘Cause You Can’t Do It Twice

Family, Pregnancy

It’s Not All About The Nausea: Pregnancy As a Transformative Experience { Guest Post }

{ This guest post was written by my childhood friend Esther } Before finding out about my pregnancy, I had been speaking with friends a lot about the idea of transformation, something that should “manifest itself both outwardly and inwardly”, and should “affect both its inner life and external conditions.” Pregnancy, the most literal human… Read More It’s Not All About The Nausea: Pregnancy As a Transformative Experience { Guest Post }

Family, Parenting

Being a Mother – Or, Everything You Do Is Wrong, So You May As Well Do What Suits You { Guest Post }

{ This guest post was written by my lovely friend Emma } When my son was born, I spent many hours sitting in one place feeding him, pinned to the bed or the couch. It was in these moments that I reached for my smartphone. I remember thinking how did my mother and women of… Read More Being a Mother – Or, Everything You Do Is Wrong, So You May As Well Do What Suits You { Guest Post }

Community, Community Building, Community Development

Guest Post: Life Lessons From An Ant Infestation, by The Ten Thousand Hour Mama

This is a shortened version of Catherine’s post. To read the full article, or to have access to a large number of great posts, visit her insightful, hilarious, and just plain wonderful blog, The Ten Thousand Hour Mama. It’s probably a bad sign when a household ant infestation feels like a metaphor for your life.… Read More Guest Post: Life Lessons From An Ant Infestation, by The Ten Thousand Hour Mama

Community, Community Building, Community Development, Family, Gender Identity, Gender Studies, Labor and Delivery, Marriage, Motherhood, Pregnancy

The Woman Carries the Baby, The Man Does… Nothing? More Thoughts on Supporting the Partner of a Pregnant Woman

Nothing about the birth of my child was about the other person that had so much to do with it: my husband.  I have already discussed this matter previously, but I think it’s such an important topic that I have to bring it up again. During labor, no one took care of my husband.  And… Read More The Woman Carries the Baby, The Man Does… Nothing? More Thoughts on Supporting the Partner of a Pregnant Woman

Family, Parenting, Social Justice

Human Rights For Everyone—Including Our Babies

I think we can all agree that babies are human beings just like we are—albeit with quite a few developmental accomplishments ahead of them.  However, I find that we have a hard time putting this concept into practice.  Actually, to be blunt: it is amazing to me how disrespectful we are of our little one’s… Read More Human Rights For Everyone—Including Our Babies

Family, Parenting

The Life of a Parent: Gaining Insight into a Different Kind of Love

The way I understand the Bahá’í Writing, we are created in the image of God, and we can understand Him better by working on the various aspects of our spiritual selves.  I also understand that we are told that one of the main purposes of marriage is to have children. It makes sense to me… Read More The Life of a Parent: Gaining Insight into a Different Kind of Love

Blogging, Community, Community Building, Community Development, Family, Parenting, Personal Development

Why I Decided To Take Precious Time Away From My Baby To Start Blogging Again

My blogging journey—an incredible, fulfilling one that has given me so much—started almost nine and a half years ago right here in Sahar’s Blog.  I never intended to stop blogging—that is, until I had a baby. I had always intended to take a short hiatus when each of my children was born.  When my first… Read More Why I Decided To Take Precious Time Away From My Baby To Start Blogging Again

Blogging

And Then There Were Three: Taking a Longer Break From Blogging

Back in June, I announced the arrival of a new member of the family.  I had intended to start blogging again in mid-July, but I am enjoying motherhood so much and want to make sure not to miss out on any of these precious moments with our bundle of (mostly) joy.  So while I fully… Read More And Then There Were Three: Taking a Longer Break From Blogging

Book Recommendation, Planning The Week

Planning The Week – Book Recommendation: ‘Pieces Of My Mother’, by Melissa Cistaro

Happy Sunday!  This blogger uses Sundays to plan and prepare for the upcoming week.  I have been asked so many times about the resources that help me plan a full week that I decided to launch the “Planning the Week” feature with three concomitant components: a recommended book to make your commute easier; a healthy… Read More Planning The Week – Book Recommendation: ‘Pieces Of My Mother’, by Melissa Cistaro