Life After Birth Project Submission| Umm Saleh

Submit Your Story  Umm Saleh Blog – Desert Chameleon “Am I woman enough?” Life after birth is like before it happened you had something over your eyes and then in the blood, the pain, the loss of dignity, the loss of control, the shock, your eyes are opened. You see clearly. When you look at…

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She arrived!

Bismillah Rahman Ar Raheem Ramadan Kareem The day finally came, and my new little daughter burst into the world, Al-hamdulilah. After making me wait for what seemed an eternity, wriggling around in the most uncomfortable ways possible for weeks on end, she skipped being induced by just 2 days, labour was just two hours and 100% natural. With […]

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First trip to the sea

Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem. I don’t remember the first time I went to the sea. My parents and I travelled a lot when I was little and I don’t think they would remember that first moment either. In the summer we went on a little family outing to the seaside, and Insha’Allah I will not forget it. […]

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I’ll NEVER ….

Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem. One of the things I have learned in this life is never say NEVER. For a surety one is not in that much control of ones own destiny and if you say it, perhaps Allah (swt) will deem it necessary to remind you of that fact. I learned this lesson before I became […]

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Pregnancy Dreams

Bismillah Rahman Ar-Raheem So I had this dream I was walking through a very clean and sparkly Waitrose. The little branch that my Mum used to wheel me through in a trolley as a child and then I where I worked at when I was at University. I know those aisles very well. In the […]

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Parenthood

Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem If I am honest becoming a parent was a bit of a shock. You are catapulted into reality, previously having held such opinions as “all he needs are some boundaries” and “when I am a mother I will never do A or I will always do B”. Fed by the fantasy “my child will […]

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