Playground politics 101: Should moms be making school friends too?

Monday, 11 December 2017

Skidding into the soft play center car park, I sigh with relief that I’m only five minutes late.Grabbing my daughter’s hand we dash in and she heads off with her friends. I notice they’re all wearing pretty, crease-free dresses with bows in their hair. My girl has comfy track suit bottoms and a T-shirt. Despite her complaints that she wanted to wear a dress that morning I’d insisted that comfort prevailed for a session of slides and ball pools thinking I was, for once, ...

WATCH: How a tiger shows his love to a pregnant woman’s baby bump

Saturday, 4 November 2017

A mother’s love is undeniable and expecting a child is a humbling experience of a miracle about to be brought to life. One unusual instance and display of affection occurred at Potawatomi Zoo South Bend, Indiana, where a pregnant woman’s baby bump was embraced by a tiger - Mother Nature’s love at its finest. A video of the occurrence surfaced on YouTube showing the mother-to-be Natasha Handshoe interact with the wild creature through the glass barrier. The tiger can be seen ...

Being a mom is equivalent to 2.5 jobs: How to work hard, relax hard!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The amount of times I’ve looked at my nails and thought: “I’ll paint those in bed tonight” and not found the time is ridiculous.It seems silly but it’s become symbolic about the person I’ve become recently.There were days when I’d spend hours doing things for myself whether it was exercising, socialising or pampering and while these days I manage to find hours to iron clothes, go on nature walks and cook, I can’t find 15 minutes to paint my ...

After labeling their mother a murderer, sons in India now fighting to save her

Monday, 1 May 2017

Sheikh Morsalem and Sheikh Mainuddin were minors when they testified before a judge against their mother who was accused of murdering her husband. But today, the life mission of the brothers in their mid-20s, is to get Murshida Bibi released from a prison in Kolkata, capital of India’s West Bengal state, and bring her home. “We were tutored by our relatives, particularly my deceased father’s brothers, to lie during the trial resulting in her conviction”, say Mainuddin, 25 ...

WATCH: American Airlines investigates after video shows mother in tears

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Less than two weeks after United Airlines prompted a public relations crisis for dragging a passenger from his seat on an overbooked flight, rival American Airlines is trying to tamp down its own controversy. The airline said on Saturday it is investigating video of a flight attendant angrily confronting a passenger who had come to the defense of a sobbing woman with a baby in her arms. The viral video, filmed by another passenger, shows a distraught mother carrying her baby boarding the plane ...

An opportunity like no other

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Mother’s Day was celebrated two days ago. It is true that love for your mother must be constant and not linked to a single day but March 21 is an occasion to renew one’s vows.It is needless to say that people love you for various reasons, except for a mother whose love knows no boundaries and who loves unconditionally.A mother with all her generosity does not belong to this world but to eternity. Heaven lies under the feet of a mother. The mother is the most tender and warmest person ...

Turki Aldakhil

Strength of the Arab world lies in its mothers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The strength of women in the Middle East cannot be directly measured using international indices and metrics. It can be exemplified in the strength of the mothers in the region who have pulled through despite the numerous challenges and revolutions that they have experienced. The mothers who raised today’s young adults have gone through a complete overhaul that the Arab region saw in the 1960s and 1970s. Arab mothers of today have seen independence in the Gulf states, the founding of oil, ...

Yara al-Wazir

No woman should die in the process of giving birth

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth. For International Women’s Day 2017, Médecins Sans Frontières is putting the spotlight on pregnancy and childbirth in Afghanistan.March 8 has always been a special day for me and my family – not only is it International Women’s Day, it’s also my birthday. My parents were activists and my mother always tells a story that one of the women who came to visit her the day after I was born ...

Claire Fotheringham

Pakistan thanks India after Kashmiri boy reunited with mother

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Kiani, a resident of the Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, said she was overwhelmed with happiness and prepared to forgive her estranged husband

Five-year-old boy stranded in India reunited with Pakistani mother

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Rohina, a resident of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmr, moved the Indian court through the assistance of Pakistani High Commission

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