Parenting is the popping of my personal bubble.

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies, what comes to your mind if I was to say…

“Parenting is the popping of my personal bubble”.

Let me elaborate.
Do you ever miss…
Praying salah without someone tugging at your khimar, perhaps in a quiet room, with lit candles and bukhoor burning in the background?
Eating a chocolate bar, without having to share a piece?
Being able to focus on your needs, without having to pause to cook, clean or tend to kids?
Having a decent nights sleep, without that having to mean you wake up to twice the amount of chores?
Attending classes at the masjid without worrying about finding a creche?
Having time with your spouse, when you could take impromptu holidays and have alone time that didn’t need to be scheduled?
Being your pre-baby weight, since you’ve had children your body has not been the same?

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My Bad Homeschool Day Survival Guide

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies

No matter how much we plan, schedule, and prepare, it’s safe to say that sometimes those wonderfully planned school days just don’t work out. 

But don’t panic!  Heres a quick guide to help you recover your day and not let one bad homeschool day turn into one bad homeschool week!  Be it the night before, during the day, or dealing with the aftermath, we’ve got you covered.

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DITL when Mum is tired -13/03/2018

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies

Today I thought I’d share a day in the life of our homeschool when I wasn’t quite up for it.  I’ve had a cold all week and not much energy, and even today was quite slow.  But I think it’s important to share experiences when things don’t go to plan.  Days like this just take some tweaking that’s all, an art I’m still mastering.  No elaborate projects, field trips or anything majorly exciting happened, just a slow paced day which I could manage. 
So here’s a snapshot of how our Happy Muslim Homeschool looked like yesterday.  Read More

DITL – 5/2/2018

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies,

I hope you are all in the best of health and emaan.  As homeschoolers its always interesting to see how other homeschooling families plan their day and what they get up to. So I’d like to give you a snapshot of our Happy Muslim Homeschool by sharing another DITL. Read More

Happy Toddler Homeschool Tips

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu homeschooling mamas.

I hope you have had a joy-filled productive homeschool week with your kiddos. Today’s post is some tips and tricks I thought I would share some tips on how to keep your toddler happy in your homeschool.
For me personally, the toddler ages have been harder than having a newborn. My son wants mummy’s time and attention more than ever now, and rightly so!I went through a period of homeschooling where I felt guilty I wasn’t giving my toddler what he needed, or it was cut short because I had the pressure of teaching the older kids, but alhamdulillah a few changes have helped immensely.  Read More

Minimalist Homeschool

Asalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies

Today I wanted to share a tip with you that has literally transformed our homeschooling experience.

I’m sure many of you can relate to having spent two hours (you had originally planned one) getting carried away with an art project or read aloud. You and the kids felt great after a fun school day. But then you’re greeted by a sink full of dishes, toys scattered everywhere by your two-year-old (that’s his ‘school work’ of course), and it’s almost 4pm and you haven’t even started on dinner.

Your heart sinks… just spent all evening cleaning yesterday, surely it shouldn’t get this bad so quickly??? So you print off a meal planner, another morning and evening cleaning routine and off you go again only to realise it hasn’t really freed up much time but on the contrary, made you feel more bound to a schedule rather than enjoying those precious moments where learning really comes to life.

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Our Morning Board

Asalamu alaykum ladies,

For the last month or so I have been busy preparing, planning, scheduling and organising our coming school year, and all I can say is I have dark circles underneath my eyes, it’s not easy.

But Alhamdulillah, we’re almost there. As a way to get our mornings off to a good start and set a positive tone to the day I made a morning board that the kids and I could refer to before we begin our school work. After a quick supply shop at Jarir Bookstore, some PVA glue, what seemed like tonnes of foam shapes and a little printing and typing later, VOILA, here it is.


I know you can buy boards, but it was inexpensive to do and I always enjoy personally making something for my kids, they tend to appreciate it more too. Read More

Homeschool Haul 2017-2018

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies,

Today is an extra special day! Yes, its the day all we homeschool mamas look forward to, our homeschool haul. I was super excited to share this with you all as we aim to officially start our school year this coming Sunday so it arrived just in time Alhamdulillah.
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Saturday Morning Kitchen

Asalamualaykum mamas,

How are you all? As a homeschooling mum, one of the things I constantly battle with is how to achieve the perfect school/home balance. There are days school time overflows and then dinner time is frantic, and there are times I prioritise cleaning or cooking but then maybe I had to shorten reading with my kids. My first couple of months of homeschooling were a rollercoaster because of this reason! I wanted to have my cake and eat it. I wanted to be totally immersed with my kids on this learning journey. I loved having fun with them, making messy artwork, reading for hours but yet still tried to have a spotless home and gourmet home cooked healthy meals ready on time. Did it work? NO!!!! Read More