A friend of mine recently asked me a great question that stayed with me for a long time afterwards. She and I were chit-chatting away while watching over my little one. As all parents know, I had to keep an eye and an ear on her, and our conversation was sprinkled with side-conversations with my… Read More Parenting Is Hard, So Why Would You Do It?
It might seem like there is no time to read when you are a new parent. Well, while there definitely is a lot less time to read, it’s still possible to do so, especially during the first few months, when breastfeeding takes up so much of your time. For the first time in my life,… Read More Four Great Books for Parents’ First Years with Baby
One of the benefits of being a parent in the age of the internet is that there is so much information available to help us through it all. Then again, sometimes, there is too much information out there, and it can get so incredibly difficult to navigate it all, especially when sleep-deprived and poop-obsessed (seriously,… Read More Four Great Websites for Parents’ First Years with Baby
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
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
One of the elements that I have come to understand as essential to one’s personal growth—mental, spiritual, and emotional—is the ability to sit quietly and just be. Of course nowadays, there is always something (or rather, a bunch of things!) that is clamouring for our attention, and so we are often left without a second… Read More Learning To ‘Be’ From The Cradle Up: On The Desire To Constantly Entertain My Baby
It feels like whatever I do, I can never repay my parents for everything they have done for me. And since I got married, I feel like whatever my husband and I do, we can never repay our parents for everything they have done for us as individuals and as a couple. And—not to sound… Read More Honouring Our Parents By Parenting Our Children
There are many reasons why people have kids. Some of these reasons are downright amazing, some of them are just absolutely terrible, and most of them lie somewhere in between these two extremes. Some of my friends have done it because it’s just the next logical step in their lives. Some of them did it… Read More Excellence And Detachment In Parenting: Reaching That Tough Sweet Spot
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 More Thoughts on Supporting the Husband of a Pregnant Woman
Even before we knew if our child was going to be a girl, her father and I started shopping for clothes. On the one hand, we were looking for any excuse to get our hands on the ridiculously adorable miniature versions of what we wear that grace the stores (I mean have you seen the… Read More Is it a boy? No? Then why is she wearing blue?