Rajab Shabaan and Ramadan Story for Kids

I wrote a story for children about the three special months of Rajab, Shabaan and Ramadan, to teach kids about the significance of these auspicious months in Islam. Most children love to color, so I created it as a coloring book to get their creative juices flowing and make the story more interactive. As a subscriber, you get the Rajab, Shabaan and Ramadan Story and Coloring Book for free by downloading it from "The Mom Vault" using your secret password. If you would like to join our newsletter (Read more...)

Teach Your Child Knitting

One of the crafts my children really wanted to learn was to knit, so I decided to look for some helpful videos that showed us how to do it from scratch. Knitting had lost it's popularity many years ago, but has made a comeback - that's great news for kids! As a child, I had learned to do all types of handcrafts in school, and today I am able to learn new types of stitches and methods faster, and I'm not daunted by projects, because I had learned the basics already. The factor now is lack of time! But (Read more...)

Understanding Autism In Children

April is Autism Awareness Month. You've certainly heard the word autism mentioned a lot when referring to children, but just what is autism? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that cause children to interpret information differently than others. As a result, autistic children might have significant problems interacting with other people in a socially acceptable manner. They also can have difficulty (Read more...)

7 Ways To Support Your Child’s Reading

While your child is learning to read, she needs your support to help her practice and internalize what she is learning. Children can develop reading problems when they don’t get enough reading practice. At school, it is difficult for your child to get one-on-one practice with her teacher, so she needs reinforcement at home with you. My advice to parents of children who come to me for reading tuition, has always been to support their child’s reading at home. I tell parents that it is not enough (Read more...)

Teach Your Child Embroidery

My girls were interested in a new hobby and I thought of teaching them embroidery but did'nt not know where to begin. I had remembered a few embroidery tips from my school days, but they wanted to learn how to make different kinds of stitches with expertise. I find that it is more effective to put on a YouTube video tutorial for them and let them learn the steps by someone who excels in what they do, instead of mommy trying to remember her old ways which may cause frustration to them or I. Alhamdulillah (Read more...)

When You Need Help As a Mother

As busy moms, we have so much on our plate that we tend to multitask a lot! We may not perform our duties too well because of this, which can cause frustration to others and ourselves. Later this turns into guilt and feelings of forlorn, that's why I promote that busy mothers get the help they need. There's a negative stigma attached to mothers living in the West who employ cleaners and mother's helpers, but a positive acceptance of moms who hire babysitters and childcare providers for their children. (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...)