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Homeschooling Success depends on these 3 ingredients

Homeschooling Success depends on 3 Ingredients

I remember when I didn’t have kids. I could spend a day in bed with a cold, or a tummy ache. Heck, I could spend the day in bed to binge watch ... lost or desperate housewives.  Then the kids came along and I could still kick my husband out...

Spiritual Habits to Develop in just 10 minutes a day

Spiritual Habits to Develop in just 10 minutes a day

“Take up good deeds only as much as you are able, for the best deeds are those done regularly even if they are few.” Sunan Ibn Mājah 4240 "Don’t let a day go by without opening the mushaf (reading the Quran)." I pondered on these words as the imaam in...

Interactive Children’s Picture Books

Don’t you just love interactive books that encourage children to touch, shake, and move? I don’t mean those lift-the-flap kinds either. Though we did enjoy those when the kids were babies, now those just don’t cut it anymore. I am talking about the kind of interactive books that leave kids...

Simple Morning Routine: 7 Things to do before 7am

Have you ever woken up feeling exhausted? After a couple of google searches, you discover that it’s either lack of quality of sleep or not getting enough hours of sleep that's causing you to wake up feeling this way. Good news is there are solutions for lack of quality sleep...

Arabic Alphabet Games for Preschool and Kindergarten

Arabic Alphabet Games for Preschool and Kindergarten

They say every child is different... I am not sure whether I was in denial or just being lazy. My daughter enjoyed learning her Arabic alphabet, and all I had to do was print out some flashcards and download the Qaaidah Nuuraniyyah app, wala! No complaints and she was learning....

Our muslim homeschool

Interview with Dr Gemma Elizabeth of Our Muslim Homeschool

The question we all have is how do they do it? How do they balance working from home and homeschooling? We dig deep in these interviews and ask tough questions so that we can learn and try to implement some of their advice and ideas into our own lives. With...

Want to be a happy mom? Take a break!

I take a shower every day, do I need it? Heck Yeah! Smelling fresh and having clean hair is supposed to be a good thing but for me, it’s more than that. It’s part of my self-care ritual. Showers serve a purpose so much more than just cleaning myself and...

Laylatul Qadr- A guide to making Dua

Among the nights of Ramadan is one special night, Laylatyul Qadr (Night of Decree) it was the night the Quran was send down and worship during the laylatul Qadr is equivalent to worship performed for a period of one thousand months (83 years). It is the night the Angles descend...

Golden Domes and Silver Lantern (Preschool Pack Printable)

If there is one book that is an absolute favorite of ours in the house its Golden Domes and Silver Lantern. Over the last couple of years, they learned and picked up new 'Arabic' vocabulary (hijab, faynoos, and kufi), colors ( gold and silver) and shapes alhamdulillah. Couple months ago...

A Ramadan Gift Basket

When you only celebrate a few holidays in a year, you tend to go off and make everything a little bit more special. Especially during the month of Ramadan. I struggle to hide Eid gifts now that they are older (not because they will try to look for the hidden gifts...

3 WAYS TO JUMP START RAMADAN

3 ways to Jump-start your Ramadan

One of the salaf said: "Rajab is the month to sow the seeds; Sha’ban is the month to irrigate the crop; and Ramadan is the month to reap the harvest!"   With Rajab gone and Sha’baan about to come to an end, you may have not had a chance to...

My first Dua book- DIY

My first Dua Book- DIY

If you have been following me on Instagram, you may know that I have been trying to teach my kids to be thankful for everything, the good, the bad and the ugly (I am hoping that this will teach them to be patient along the way).  My daughter is at...