Assalamualikum! I am Aysh!
and It’s my honor to help you be the happiest mom in the world!
Like you, I am a wearer of many hats! My day job includes my work-from-home life of writing, blogging, creating products and being the CEO of my company ILM Powered Solutions.
But I am also a wife and mommy to four kids born 2007, 2009-2011, 2012 and 2013. I am a daughter, a sister and an aunt to 29 little munchkins, Alhamdulillah! I love to crochet, play with paper, create kids activities and sew in my free time. I am a lover of cheese and cake. (Ummm… yumm cake!)
My kids are in middle and high school now but when they were little I was one messed up mama! I have had a baby and a toddler in my home for 8 years! Can you imagine the chaos? Yep, my hands were full and I was always juggling.
One thing that I badly wanted when I had little children was some me-time. As I said above, I was always a person of many talents and coming from a working-woman lifestyle, I felt confined and resentful as a stay-at-home mom.
Don’t get me wrong… I loved my kids and home, but I just couldn’t believe how hard life as a mother was. In spite of working all day, I would go to bed feeling like a failure. Sad, but true.
I was always working. I was cleaning the house, playing with the kids, keeping them tidy, teaching the older kids yet… something was missing. I wanted to feel happy as a Muslim mother. I wanted to feel content and enjoy everything that I had.
I learnt that what was missing was called “joy”. I couldn’t feel joy at being a mom because I was always working. That’s when I decided that I would find that joy.
Do you know where joy was? It was buried deep in my home in my day to day things and I couldn’t fin dit because I was rushing about life and not slowing down to see or feel it.
Joy was in my home. It was in my children’s laughter, my husband’s loving gaze… the cup of tea after breakfast, in the wind that came through my window, the phone call from my father, the sheets of my bed, in the pages of my book… the ink of my writing, in the taste of the food that I made, my daughter’s smudges on the wall, the toy truck on the floor, my teenager’s hoarse voice… joy was everywhere and I discovered it because I slowed down to see it.
Time is something that is a crazy thing for us mothers. We have no time to do the things we really want to do everyday. We are always so busy.
But time is flying so fast! Our children are growing up, we are aging… days turn to weeks to years and all in a blink.
I created Happy Muslim Mom to help moms who are in a situation I once was. I write for those mothers who want to discover the joy of being a mom but they are struggling with finding time. This blog is for you.
I am writing a course on time management. If you are interested, sign up below to be notified.