This time of year resonates with graduations and celebrations. Whether it’s graduation from preschool, kindergarten, high school, college, or beyond, here’s a sweet way (pun intended) to show the graduate in your life you care.
So while it seems like the rest of the world is on the fad of detoxing and dieting and such challenges (all of which I wish I had the will power to do), I challenge you, fellow parent, to an orange rhino challenge! What is that you ask? Well, if you’re a parent, chances are you’ve yelled at your kid(s) a few times. If you haven’t, my hat’s off to you! Now off you go to your superhero duties to save the world. For the rest of us folks, the challenge is: no yelling for 365 days straight!
This weekend I got a little bored. So what did I do? I repurposed a changing table which we no longer needed into a much needed desk for my daughter. It’s actually fairly easy if you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, which lucky for my family, I am not.
Nikki is in love with her new desk and the fact that we built it “together” makes it extra special for her.
Here’s what I did:
Calling all mommas, daddies, caregivers, teachers, and anybody who knows anything about kids/youth and their classes! I would like to list all Persian language classes, schools, dance lessons, play groups, … and compile a state-by-state list. I already know a few, but I need much more. And this is where I need your help! For now, I’d like to cover America and Canada, as most of my followers are from there and could benefit from this.
This time I would like to wish all the mommas and Persian mommas a Happy Mother’s Day, not as a mother, but instead a daughter. A daughter to an amazing woman who I idolize and cherish, my own mother. A woman of class, grace, and a role model that I aspire to be. Never once did I hear or sense frustration in my mother growing up, as I may sometimes now feel when I am overwhelmed by my own responsibilities. She is my true Persian Momma! I love you mom. You are kind, sweet, loving, and have always been and are there for me, and my brothers.
I thought it would be fitting to introduce my blog to the world on Mother’s Day (as we celebrate it in the states), which is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May (ahem… for you fathers out there who may have just forgotten to request the day off to honor the mother of your children 😉 You know who you are, MASOUD). Mothering is a tireless job, not for the faint of heart. It constantly breaks me downs and builds me back up. I wouldn’t exchange this exhilirating roller coaster ride for anything in the world. I am thankful for my kids each and every day.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL PERSIAN MOMMAS (AND ALL MOMMAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD)!