Knowing that my Lord is only a du’a away gives me the added security and certainty that no matter what happens He will be there to see me through.Especially in those moments when you can’t see the wood for the trees – you know what I mean?This helps me prepare myself mentally and physically by putting myself in a positive state of mind ready for my kids.
Some women choose to work, some choose to stay at home and some are forced to work because they are single, abandoned or mothers with no other source of financial support.
You know your situation better than anyone does, and you are the best judge of what is good and healthy for the well being of you and your family. As we already know, parenting is the most challenging yet rewarding job on the planet. So how do we balance managing a career and a family without being frazzled, overwhelmed and burnt out?
We might miss the occasional parents evening for a meeting at work, provided we are true to ourselves.
It’s perfectly fine to express ourselves to our kids and let them know that you are not super mom all the time.
You have to be a visionary mom who has clarity about the primary duties and responsibilities, assigned to you by Allah .
A visionary mom knows that she is her child’s first school and has a responsibility of nurturing iman and teaching and guiding her children, shaping their character and behavior by instilling Islamic principles, values and beliefs in them.
As a mother you know that your purpose is to earn the pleasure of Allah and this applies to every aspect of our lives.
The key here is to strive for His pleasure with ihsan (excellence) and motherhood is no exception.
And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Having good positive thoughts about Allah is pertinent in seeing us through the regular troughs and throws of life. Getting my ducks in a row gives me clarity and focus in life.