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A Few Tips for Ease

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman As mothers, we are constantly in a flurry of balancing our spiritual needs, parental obligations, household management, and self-care necessities, amongst other things. Finding balance in life to be present and available for all that needs to be done is different in today's world than it was in… Continue reading A Few Tips for Ease

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Setting Up Our Homeschooling Space

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman A successful homeschooling experience looks like having a space for your learning and your playing to take place. Consider the design of a classroom, library, or museum. The design incorporates beauty, sparks creativity, encourages critical thinking, and ideally, makes a person want to be and learn there. These… Continue reading Setting Up Our Homeschooling Space

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Developing Financial Responsibility & A Generous Heart

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman We all want the best for our children, and we all want to prepare them as best we can for all that life has to offer in terms of overcoming challenges successfully. Helping children to be spiritually and religiously competent is the most essential part of our role… Continue reading Developing Financial Responsibility & A Generous Heart

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Uniting the Black Diaspora

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: June 2, 2020) As our country faces the murder of yet another Black male at the hands of police brutality, it not only sickens my heart, but also causes me to reflect on the need for all members of the Black diaspora to come together.In my conversations… Continue reading Uniting the Black Diaspora

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Personal Development Accountability Plan

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman I am a visual person, as well as someone who is constantly working toward self-improvement. I find it very useful to focus on a few goals and to actively be working toward them. The process of writing the goal down and posting my plan in a place that… Continue reading Personal Development Accountability Plan

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Types of Home Education

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman There are many types of home education and the term "homeschooling" can refer to many variations of educating your children at home. Below are a few definitions: Traditional Homeschooling: This is where a parent has chosen to follow the curriculum of the local school district or another curriculum… Continue reading Types of Home Education

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Getting Organized: Schedules, Routines, and Flows

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Once you've established your curriculum and the content areas that you want to focus on this year, you'll need to organize your time so that you are meeting your goals. I don't believe that official "school time" needs to only happen between 8am-2pm, Monday-Friday. This is the beauty… Continue reading Getting Organized: Schedules, Routines, and Flows