I am a homemaker at heart. And I am proud to be – alhamdulillah and with God’s help.
I deeply feel that it is us, the mothers, who create a home, who feed the spirit within.
It is us, the mothers, who introduce meaning and consciousness to family life.
It is our God-given duty to provide love and care, an open ear, a beautiful environment, a warm meal and a welcoming hug.
It is up to our individual creativity how we celebrate family life, how we establish rhythm, how we practice faith, how we strengthen family bonds, and how we create a peaceful atmosphere.
It is us, the mothers, who are responsible to bring up a new generation of people to this world – children who are able to live in love, peace and respect for themselves and the world around.
I love to be the center of our home, the maker of rhythm and routine in the best of its meanings.
I love to be the provider of comfort, coziness and nourishment.
I am proud to be a manager, a guide, the keeper of balance, of continuity, of love and of peace around here.
I am the shepherdess of my flock.
I am the heart and the soul of the home.
I am the mamma – a real homemaker.
And I am thankful for it, subhanallah.
Today I feel blessed to be. Alhamdulillah.
There are great books out there on homemaking and here are some articles I wrote and some literature I read:
Shea Darian: “Seven times the sun”
Steven and Teri Maxwell: “Managers of their homes”
Amanda Blake Soule: “Handmade Home” and “the creative family”
Rahima Baldwin Dancy: “You are your child’s first teacher”
Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn: “Everyday Blessings”
Mohammed Rida Beshir: “Meeting the challenge of parenting in the West”