Hey there folks! My name is Saira. I’m a mom of 3, a wife, a doctoral student (studying social justice education), an unschooler, and an avid traveler. But, really, these are all just labels you may or may not find helpful in trying to figure me out.
In truth, I’m an observer. I watch the world, and this is the place I use to share my findings. (Actually, this is my vacation home.. Check me out on Facebook or Instagram to see where I really live!)
I initially created this blog to serve as an alternative to ‘standardized parenting’—parenting in the box. The idea that children must look, sound, feel, behave, and learn a specific way. I struggled to find my place as a newly stay at home mom. Even moreso as a minority. This became an outlet for me. A safe space to voice my thoughts about parenting and raising Muslim children in America.
My children have grown quite a bit since I started writing. I have too. My writing, my focus, my opinions, my voice.. They continue to evolve along with me. Today I find myself concerned with instilling a strong Muslim identity in my children just as much as I am in raising critical thinkers.
To all of you reading this, whatever brought you here, I welcome you. Despite our difference, our love and hope for our children is thread that unites us all.
[If you want to contact me you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org]