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Parenting lesson from the story of Ka'ab Ibn Maalik

Parenting Lessons from the story of Ka’ab Ibn Maalik

One of my favorite stories in the seerah is the story of Ka'ab Ibn Maalik (Radiyallahu anhu). It is one of those stories that many of us can relate to; it's the kind of story that makes you realize that the sahaabah were human.  They had certain personality quirk's and...

The Story of the Spider

It was late at night when the Prophet (salaahu alaihi wasallam) had fled Makkah with his close friend Abu Bakr (radiyallahu anhu). They were fleeing to Madina but the Quraish were on to them. They realized they had escaped and followed them. It was then that the Prophet (salaahu alaihi...

New Beginnings

To New Beginnings (A Fresh Start)

Imagine that you had to move away, and leave almost everything behind.  Imagine having to start all over again.  What would you change this time around? What tangible and intangible things will you put in your new home? This is a question I have recently been asking myself after my...

Learning to let go and forgive

Learning to Let Go and Forgive

Nelson Mandela once said that “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” We all have experienced being hurt by others.  We were treated badly, maybe even betrayed and left wondering if we can ever trust that person again.  While the pain is normal, sometimes...

Whole brain approach to parenting

Whole brain approach to parenting

Everyone who is a parent can tell you that parenting is not easy.  It is by far the hardest job in the world, and it should be, you are bringing up the next generation after all.  Yet, many of us come unprepared for this role. We study years in university...

Islamic Calendar Craft

Islamic Calendar Craft

The month of Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic new year. The Islamic/ Hijri calendar is based on the sighting of the Moon.  Thus, it is only about 354 days long. I had planned on teaching my 3 and half year old the calendar months in Arabic beforehand but...

Doing More With Less

Doing more with Less

In a consumerist society, it's easy to get carried away, to want more of everything. It seems like almost everyday, there is a "sale" or promotion that is enticing us to buy more stuff. Stuff we might not even need but in order to get that free shipping or that...

Favorite Home school Resources

For those Planning to Homeschool!

While homeschooling is growing in popularity and becoming a great alternative to public, private, and charter schools, many families who are planning to homeschool their children are often intimidated and sometimes scared to actually take the leap. Can I wear the mommy hat and the teacher hat simultaneously? Will my...

favorite homeschool hacks

My Favorite Homeschool Hacks

I am always on the look out for things that make homeschooling a little easier, quicker or better. Sometimes its the small changes that make the most impact. Today I will share some of my favorite homeschool hacks that can save you time, money and hopefully some space ;).  ...

Simple Swaps That Could Change Your Life!

We all want to live better, healthier lives, yet many of us fall into the trap of overlooking the huge impacts of our day-to-day choices. We may follow "popular opinion" and get stuck in the mentality that "if it's good enough for the next guy, it must be good enough...

21 Books for Preschoolers

21 Books for Preschoolers

Books are a huge part of our lives, we absolutely LOVE them! My preschoolers are participating in 1000 books before kindergarten and because reading books together is the best thing for their development, it’s something I happily do with them almost every day.    There are many great books for...

peaceful car ride with kids

How to have a peaceful car ride with kids

As a mom on the go, I often find myself stuck in a car with a bunch of rambunctious kids for a big portion of my day.  Since I'm now shifting away from  giving my children tech devices, getting them to stay quiet during these rides can be very challenging at...