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Easy Review: That does so much more!

Jun 29, 2020
 

I wanted to share a very useful technique to build review into your day in a matter of fact manner. British Educator Charlotte Mason has some simple yet profound suggestions for mothers in her books and narration is something we have generously used. 

It is such a natural way to review and it fits perfectly in the home setting. In fact my husband has been asking me to have them 'retell' for many years and he uses it quite generously without ever knowing that it could be used as a...

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A simple technique to end the schedule struggles!

Jun 11, 2020
 

"How can I keep up with the schedule?"

"How do I manage my day and stay on top of my plans for the day?"

"I can never manage my time well. Homeschooling takes all day and the lessons drag on forever."

I cannot tell you how many times I get this question or some similar variation in the homeschool community. It shows up frequently in the surveys, meetings, coaching sessions - you name it. This seems to be a common area of struggle for not just mothers who are new to...

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As mothers, are we leaving ramadan unfulfilled?

May 20, 2020

Are you feeling that ramadan is slipping away too quickly? Or perhaps someone feeling tired and are struggling to keep her focus with what is left of ramadan? Do you yearn for that spiritual fulfillment which seems unattainable at this point? Or are you someone who regrets losing time in keeping up with kids activities and had little time for your own Ibadah (worship)? 

Based on my interactions with sisters in my program or in the support community I noticed...

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Solitude or Isolation ?

May 05, 2020

"Not a leaf falls but He knows it" - Quran 6:59

It's been a while since the onset of this pandemic. And truth be told, most of us still feel the pangs of this prolonged period of social isolation/distancing from time to time. What showed up more than a month ago as an unexpected, undesirable inconvenience disrupting our plans and schedules, causing mass hysteria, uncertainty and stress has persisted far beyond what we expected. 

Now after more than a week into ramadan, it...

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Temporary Homeschooling due to COVID19? Practical tips.

Mar 14, 2020

 

"How do I keep my children occupied, not busy?" asked a friend on a local chat group with mostly working women who are now suddenly burdened by this new responsibility to keep the children learning at home while schools across the country are getting closed because of the ongoing pandemic. 

'How do we make them do things?', 'How do you do this all day?', 'They don't seem to be interested in anything?', 'They just get on my nerves and each others(siblings)?'. These are...

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10 Tips to start the mornings right!

Mar 02, 2020
 

Decision to home educate is a life changing one and it affects every conceivable area of life. As homeschooling moms, we have to manage several responsibilities throughout the day within our homes while we teach children of multiple ages. We all aspire for productivity and efficiency in our day but it seems to be inherently at odds with what typically happens when children are around us, presenting ever new challenges and disruptions. It quickly starts to seem as if they are determined...

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