Author Archives: asmakarif

Why I refuse to sit in the boat of depression

Something strange happens when people hear about someone dying. They automatically assume the family members are going to be depressed. I accept the grieving process needs to occur for everyone that’s affected and it’ll be different for everyone who is affected, however, … Continue reading

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From Paradise he came and returned

A week ago, on Tuesday 11th December 2012 at 1.58pm, we were blessed with a baby boy who passed away during the calm labour process. I say calm because, even after 41 weeks of a really good, normal pregnancy, I … Continue reading

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The 4-6 month Blur

The 4-6 month “blur” is something that isn’t really talked about during pregnancy but when mothers get talking about their feelings they realise that they shared the same experience as other mothers and in hindsight they weren’t alone. Unfortunately, mothers … Continue reading

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What to say about your EDD

A tip to all mothers when answering the question “When are you due?”: Don’t give out your estimated due date! Don’t worry if the baby is early as no one really complains then. The “well meaning complaints” really come when … Continue reading

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“More Than a Footnote: Me, My Child, and Autism” By Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

A really insightful lesson from a mother who radiates warmth, truth in her speech and goodness in her character (may God reward her immensely in this world and the next. Ameen): I never thought I would have a child with autism, a … Continue reading

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