Assalam o Alaikum ladies. We wish you are all keeping well and warm.
We started 2015 by introducing theme months. January was the month of Positivity where our team shared articles and ideas on how to keep positive. This month we will be celebrating ‘Matters of the Heart’, encompassing relationships, love, marriage, life, and of course health matters as well.
We all know that the heart is just another, albeit the most important, organ in our bodies; that it has little to do with thoughts, and how we relate to others in our lives. All the same, the heart does take centre-stage when we talk about love, marriage, children or even our friends. It may be the brains doings, but our hearts get a-pumping faster in certain situations, good as well as bad.
The start of February also marks the World Hijab Day, and we’ve talked about how Hijab helps us cement our Muslim identity here. It is of course a choice and by no means a way to measure someone’s piety. And it is more than a piece of head-covering, Hijab is an attitude, it is a way of life. Just because a Muslimah does not cover her head does not take away her identity as a Muslim.
February at MuslimMoms.ca
We have an exciting line up of articles for this month. Our contributors will be talking about everything ‘heart-y’ from foods that help keep a heart healthy, to exercises that keep this vital organ in top shape.
On the home front we all know that Moms are the heart of a family, and they neglect their own beings so often that we thought it would be well to offer them some quick pointers on how to take some time out for themselves. What makes you feel better about yourself? As a woman, mother, wife? We will be talking about it all. How do you keep the spark alive in your marriage after having children? How do you make your children feel loved? What is courtship in Islam? Or even how to survive a bad marriage.
In other news we would like to introduce the newest member of our team: Sister Sensible.
Super mom to three children, she is often found hijab-deep in Legoes and Barbies. She loves to cook but hates cleaning up. Her inane fear of bugs often finds her standing on a chair pleading with her patient husband to evict said bugs from the home.
She adores experimenting with makeup and is a bit of a shopaholic when it comes to shoes. Not to mention her love for eating cheese and chocolate together as a midnight snack!
Part-time ECE teacher by day and a blogger by night she is infinitely wise and has her priorities in place. She lovingly and patiently guides her family and friends to help them make the right choices in life. We hope that she will make a wonderful and fun addition to your life. We at MuslimMoms.ca simply love her!
Contests and Giveaways
The weather is still not very travel friendly and for the time being we do not have events planned. However, we love hosting contests and giveaways for our readers and Facebook fans. This month, we are giving away a beautiful designer hijab by Kashkha to one lucky winner. Head over here for more details on the contest.
So many of you want to know how to get more involved with MuslimMoms.ca. Here are some ways:
If you have an article idea you want to see published, email us a pitch and we can work together to bring out the writer in you!
We are extremely humbled by all the support and encouragement we get from you, our readers. Muslim Moms of Canada is all about us, we celebrate motherhood with all its quirks, ups and downs.
So stay tuned and keep reading, because hearts matter!
Team @ MuslimMoms.ca