children, motherhood, preconceived notions dismantled, race, reflections

Fears of Raising a Son

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman Nearly two and a half years ago, I walked through the doors of the hospital room for my initial ultrasound. It was my second pregnancy, and I was interested in knowing the gender of the baby to help me prepare better. I would be happy with whatever Allah… Continue reading Fears of Raising a Son

anti-materialism, finances, preconceived notions dismantled, reflections, say no to consumer culture, self-improvement, taking action

Not Everything Cherished Need Be Owned

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman I have always been a person inclined toward purging. I am constantly giving away or selling items that are no longer needed and reevaluating the purpose of the things that I do own. When I came across the term minimalism it seemed to suit me perfectly! As time… Continue reading Not Everything Cherished Need Be Owned

#blacklivesmatter, anti-racism, black diaspora, organization, peace, police brutality, preconceived notions dismantled, race, social justice, taking action, unity

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

academic success, children, curriculum planning, early childhood education, home education, homeschooling, Islamic homeschooling, preconceived notions dismantled, Setting Up Our Homeschool

Why Homeschool?

Written by: Kendall A. | UmmIman(Originally Posted August 7, 2020) Let me start by asking the question that is on everybody's mind: why homeschool? You're a teacher! Don't you believe in the benefits of a formalized, schooling experience?! To that point, part of my experience as a teacher in formal settings is exactly what lead… Continue reading Why Homeschool?

atmosphere, children, concentration, focus, homeschooling, Islamic homeschooling, preconceived notions dismantled, Setting Up Our Homeschool

Building Concentration and Focus

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman One of the aspects of the Montessori classroom that was particularly appealing to me was the emphasis on having young children build concentration and focus through practical life activities, which would then carry over into longer math works or other areas of the classroom that required attention to… Continue reading Building Concentration and Focus