15 hours ago
This. Is. Me.
With my not so lekka hijab, chins and a Jersey that didn't get the memo that it was picture time 😆 but here I am.
I'm excited about reaching the 1000 followers mark & decided an intro post was due.
I am Maryam Bibi Osman Aboobaker.
yep... That's a lot to read... On an unrelated note all my children have single names 🤔 I am a proudly South African Muslim mother of 4. One - really well planned pregnancy (in fact we 'planned' for 5years and endured loads of tears and testing before our Isa arrived). Isa (11) is named after the prophet Jesus. (pbuh)
One - let's see if it takes as long again baby, (it didn't) and his name is Hamzah (9)...(means lion and named after a well known warrior)
One - I need a girl baby... Her name is Zayyana (4) (meaning beautiful, radiant adornment). She loves all 'boy' things.
And one what-do-you-mean, am-I-seeing - right, this-test-must-be-expired-i'll-pee-on-another-again-oh-shit-maybe-a-different-brand-of-test-oh-ok-im-pregnant-how-can-I -be -pregnant- baby.My bonus baby Liya (6m) hebrew- meaning belongs to God wife of Jacob
My social media phobic husband (yes he exists) and I have been tolerating each others quirks for about 16 years now.And I think we are finally getting the hang of this whole thing. He cuts the pawpaws (I'm a trypophobe- don't Google it) and I keep and eye on the snake while he gets help! (true story). Between us we parent 4 very different personalities in our quiet side of the world - Hoedspruit, Limpopo.
I am a teacher by profession and my children attend a school I am fiercely passionate about. It's the only Nature based school in South Africa. Through the school they develop an appreciation for all of God's creation and get a traditional education too. After baby num 4, I began a new chapter in my life. Full Time stay at home mother, with a side hustle offering learning support. This keeps me fulfilled outside of my role as a mother. My page is not curated, and I don't pretend that this parenting stuff is easy.I will share all the fun and not so fun bits because it's real!
If you've read all this - well shucks-thanks.
I'd love to know who you are-please tell me 😊 at Hoedspruit