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Islam, Autism, Mom-ism.

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Busy few days…

Sorry everyone, I know I’ve been AWOL. Both kids are sick, Khalid has been up at night last two nights in a row, and he’s coughing and snotty and fevery in the day. Last night he coughed himself awake around 11 and was awake until Fajr. Iman is getting over her ‘fezer’ and has stopped…

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Also, I hadn’t planned on making this such a long post!

Alhamdulillah, HF had surgery today to fix the wildly deviated septum and outrageously deviant sinuses in his nose, and everything went according to plan. And lots of this went according to a totally different plan. HF had planned to check in to the hospital at 6 am. I had planned to accompany him, so at…

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Apples versus oranges, lady.

The Ikea in Festival Center (Dubai) has a lovely little play area for kids, and Alhamdulillah, Khalid is able to play inside by himself as long as there is someone on the other side of the glass watching in case of the unexpected bathroom emergency or melt-down. Alhamdulillah, neither happen very often. It’s a neat…

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The Warmest Fuzzies Ever :)

Very typical of a person with autism, Khalid is much better able to understand written and visual instructions than he is spoken instructions, and so when it comes to difficult transition times, we use written instruction to help Khalid prepare for what’s coming up. Usually, his written schedule for the evening looks like this: 1….

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*rimshot*

One of HF’s coworkers came over for lunch today, and as per tradition, Iman decided that the new person in the house must absolutely be her new best friend forever in the entire world. So she climbed in his lap, fawned over him told him everything that she knew about everything, which is something she…

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Kill all Kafirs, 72 Virgins in Paradise

While an agnostic Jewish author doesn’t fit in the same category as Abu Huraira, this video shared by one of the MM writers is definitely worth watching.  Lesley Hazelton has an appreciation and understanding of the Qur’an that, I am sad to say, many Muslims don’t even have.  She talks about her attempt  to ‘really,…

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Lessons from Abu Huraira’s fingers :)

May Allah be pleased with Abu Huraira, he was an amazing man and I love his kuniya.  Abu Huraira means father of the kitten-you see, he used to have a pet kitten. 🙂  And I know I just updated yesterday, and I wouldn’t want to overwhelm my *vast* readership with such excesses as *daily* posting,…

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Momma’s Dinner Salad

One sliced tomato One cucumber, but only half should be put into the salad because Iman will have walked away with the other half One scrambled egg that Khalid didn’t want for breakfast A handful of sunflower seeds, because they’re healthy or something like that A handful of spicy roasted corn, because it’s tasty though…

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Because sometimes, you really need a hamster…

(I am in bed falling asleep for a much-needed power nap when Iman lets herself in and stands at the head of my bed.) Iman:  Momma, I get it a wabbit? Me: (trying to talk and not wake up at the same time) A rabbit?  Honey, you don’t need to get a rabbit. Iman: I…

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And now that the cat’s out of the bag…

Phew! I can finally blog about what’s been on my mind! Ok, what’s up with the Nuchal Translucency screening? And why did my doctor ask me if I wanted one? I asked her what it was for, and she said that measuring the Nuchal fold in a developing fetus could help determine whether or not…

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