Asalaam Alaykum Muslim readers and hello to all my friends..:)
I've been feeling really bad lately. Well, I am a part-time student doing my masters at home. I am attending 4 days lecture (of each module) every six weeks and then I get to do an assignment and/or exam. This time we had this tough module and we are expected to sit an exam on the beginning of August and to hand in an assignment on the same day.
I'm on a long leave. So at the moment am a stay-at-home mom if you call it this way. I have done my assignment but it needs checking before submitting it. It is a difficult subject and it is taking all my time, specially studying for the exam.
Now I feel really guilty. I am not spending much time with my kids, they are at home with me, physically I am with them, but mentally and time-wise I am not doing much with them.
So I do small things that I think matter and can be useful for a mother who is in a similar situation like myself.
*When I am busy studying/writing, and one of the kids interrupt me, I still give them my full attention and don't get annoyed, smile and listen to whatever they have to say.
*bath time should be a special time where you should stop thinking about what is bothering you and have fun taking care of your child
*hug them and kiss them all the time to show you care and you never forget them.
*meal time should be time to get closer, spend it together whenever you can
*Bedtime story, hugging, reading Quran.
*prayer time: include your kids, let them sit on the prayer mat and have a cosy chat
This is all I can remember for now...