children, connection to Allah, family culture, motherhood, peaceful environment

Two Rules

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman As my children get older, and I seek to be intentional about norm setting in our home, the family discussion around "rules" has begun. Having a background in education, I know that the fewer rules there are, the easier they are for children to remember and adhere to.… Continue reading Two Rules

anti-materialism, family culture, gifts, minimalism, motherhood, personal development, reflections

Knitting Nana

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman It's getting cold here in the neck of the woods where I dwell. The cold announces the need for proper winter gear in enjoying the outdoors (we are outdoorsy people believing in the notion that "there is no such thing as 'bad weather;' simply 'bad clothing' for the… Continue reading Knitting Nana

atmosphere, children, community, family culture, helping others, meeting social needs, motherhood, reflections, taking action

Envisioning My Village

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman The need to be part of a community is essential to humanity. We need friends, confidants, role models, peers to learn from, and people of varying ages to be part of our daily lives. Communities and villages are comprised of people from various walks of life who each… Continue reading Envisioning My Village

atmosphere, children, family culture, motherhood, peaceful environment, summer camp, time at home

Simplicity Parenting: Things You Will Always Find In Our Home

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman I truly believe in the simplicity and magic of childhood. Children have an unique ability to see wonder and amazement in the most simple of things. Take for example the common observation that children will play with the box that the toy came in for hours, rather than… Continue reading Simplicity Parenting: Things You Will Always Find In Our Home

atmosphere, concentration, connection to Allah, family culture, focus, motherhood, peaceful environment, personal development, routines, spirituality, time at home, unity

The Necessity of Consistent “Tech-Free” Time

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman My family and I have recently taken up the challenge of going tech-free for 24 hours, every weekend. For us, this means: no televisions, no screens, no laptops/devices, no radio, and no phones (we do use my actual camera if I want to take pictures). This has been… Continue reading The Necessity of Consistent “Tech-Free” Time

concentration, connection to Allah, family culture, focus, Islam, peaceful environment, personal development, planner, routines, schedules, self-improvement, spirituality, taking action

Becoming a Family of Prayer

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman One of my spiritual goals has always been to be a person of prayer. For me, this means: being a person who truly finds peace, comfort, and contentment in the salah; developing concentration and connection in the salah; fulfilling the salah at the earliest timing with a fresh… Continue reading Becoming a Family of Prayer

atmosphere, children, family culture, motherhood, peaceful environment, routines, spirituality, time at home

The Autonomy of Creating Family Culture

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman I have had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a year-long, parenting program that centers around creating "family bliss." Each month has a specific theme with tons of videos, resources, guest speakers, and live sessions to diver deeper into the objectives of that theme. The month of July… Continue reading The Autonomy of Creating Family Culture