We Are All Mothers

Many of us, as Muslim women, hold dear to our hearts the thought of being mothers. We may achieve many great things within our personal and professional lives, however, that inert desire to hold and cherish a child never disappears. We plan when and how many children we want, their names, their attributes, their features; sometimes even from a very young age, we begin mentally preparing ourselves to become mothers. The thought of having a child in your arms whom you can nurture, protect and guide (Read more...)

Set an Educational Atmosphere In Your Homeschool

It’s well known among Muslims that education is obligatory upon everyone - male and female. We know this from many ayat and ahadith: "Read! In the name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists). Has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the most Generous, who has taught (the writing) by the pen. Has taught man that which he did not know.” {Qur’an Al Alaq, verse 1} "If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him understand and learn the deen.” {Bukhari and Muslim} "Convey (Read more...)

10 Steps To Control Your Temper When Disciplining Children

One of the most common questions I get from parents is how to control their temper when disciplining. So here is a step-by-step method that parents can use to help avoid unwanted hitting and shouting when disciplining their children. Step 1 The more you take responsibility for changing your behavior, the greater your success, insha'Allah. To help you take direct control of your new parenting ambitions, get a sheet of notebook paper and write down specifically the change you wish to make. For (Read more...)

7 Ways To Prepare Your Child For Reading

Before you begin to teach your child to read, you need to first lay out a foundation to pave the way for reading success. Start preparing your child for reading early, so that when he is ready to learn to read,  he will be eager and excited InshAllah! Here are 7 suggestions to prepare your child for reading. 1. Model Reading As a parent, you need to read and model the reading habit to your child. Your child should see you reading often, so she can look up to you and see that you value reading (Read more...)

The Moms Guide to Fitness From Home

The first step to changing your fitness lifestyle from home is to eliminate all junk food in the house, as it will be less likely to tempt you. The next step is to perform a cardio exercise which is the best way to lose weight. Cardio strengthens the heart and body and can help protect you against heart disease. Take about ten mins each day, or try for at least three times a week to do some light cardio. These ideas are great for weight loss and can get your heart rate going from the comfort of (Read more...)

The Necessity of Learning Sacred Knowledge

"We left ignorance (jahilliya), but now we have returned to it." stated a prominent Muslim scholar. His words resonate an undeniable truth that cannot be denied when we consider that in our times many people’s hair grows white in Islam, without them having even learned the basics of wudu. It is true that we do not all have to become scholars. However, certain knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim, male and female, who is sane and post-pubescent. This knowledge is known as fard ‘ayn (Read more...)

Little Bunny Preschool Skills For Young Children

Preschool children learn about their whole body. Playing games and making crafts, activates the connections that lay the groundwork for future learning. An older child learns well with written words and lectures, but a young child learns best with activities. My daughter is a preschool teacher and we created the 3-in-1 Printable. Each 3-in-1 Printable is a set of coloring sheets, a matching game, and a miniature book. The printables are designed to help develop the basic skills a preschooler (Read more...)

5 Reasons To Avoid Yelling at Your Children

You’re at the supermarket and you tell your 8-year-old daughter to stop running around the store. She ignores you and chases her 6-year-old brother down the juice aisle. When you get to the car you tell her what you really wanted to say to her inside the store, “What’s wrong with you?” you shout at the top of your lungs, staring her down, your face clinched. “I can’t even shop in the store without you acting like a wild animal!” you continue to rant. Finally you get it all out and (Read more...)