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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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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

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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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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

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Hifdh Kids: Safe Media for Muslim Children

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman This post is a redirect to the original post by Hifdh Kids in support of my friend, Maryam Binbrake. Please check out the post, along with the website for accessing your child's favorite Islamic shows in a safe way--free of ads, free of inappropriate targeting and content, and… Continue reading Hifdh Kids: Safe Media for Muslim Children

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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

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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

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Creating Atmosphere: The Sounds, Smells, and Rituals of Home

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: June 21, 2020) One of the biggest things that I remember about my childhood is the sounds, smells, and rituals of my home. It was always a place that felt warm, smelled good, and was bursting with love, alhumdulilah. I don't for a second, overlook the time,… Continue reading Creating Atmosphere: The Sounds, Smells, and Rituals of Home

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Feeling the Ramadan Spirit for Children

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm ImanOriginally Posted: May 8, 2020 Ramadan is such an exciting time of year, and as parents, we want our children to feel the Ramadan spirit! We decorate, we plan activities, we enroll in programs, read stories, and exchange gifts. Because children also like to sing and dance, I made… Continue reading Feeling the Ramadan Spirit for Children