Welcome to my blog! My eldest child is a girl and I have a boy that is two years younger (I did initially write their ages, but then realised it would constantly need updating). I am a stay-at-home mum and used to be a secondary English teacher, but exchanged that life to become a human handkerchief.

I am by no means a parenting expert, if there is such a thing, nor do I intend to advise anyone. I just want to provide a place where I can show that it doesn’t really matter if I dress differently, don’t do things that others do, or vice versa, and that my BMI is the wrong side of 25; ultimately we are all on the same wonderful, and equally horrendous, parenting journey.

I’m aware that I’m not the first to do this, but those of us who don’t drink need alternative suggestions.

Some of the things I write about make light of cultural parenting styles (I believe I am what’s known as a British Pakistani). Mostly, I write about things that a lot of mums go through and try to take a realistic and lighthearted approach.

There are many mum blogs out there that provide very sensible and spiritually uplifting advice. Mine is not one of them. But if you’re after some refreshing honesty with a side order of contempt then you’ve come to the right place.

If you like what you see on this page, and have some time on your hands, you can also find me on http://www.facebook.com/sarcasticmuslimmama

I should point out that this blog is by no means designed to be a guide to parents, Muslim or otherwise. I do, however, hope to provide an honest outlook on the, often unnoticed, trials and tribulations faced by mums using a plethora of sarcastic anecdotes with the occasional, meticulously placed, profanity thrown in for good measure.

I would like to think that readers will be able to relate to it but, at the very least, I hope it makes you smile.

Happy reading,

The Sarcastic Muslim Mama.