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At the Very Least, Dua

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman During the month of Dhul Hijjah, I participated in Rabata's Pilgrims @ Home Challenge, which was a wonderful avenue for rejuvenating my spirit post Ramadan. The ibadah activities outlined in the challenge encouraged me to keep up the practice throughout the year by being more intentional and strategic… Continue reading At the Very Least, Dua

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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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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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Camp Mama Has Officially Begun!

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: July 19, 2020) It's summer time, and many families are still in quarantine. But alas, this doesn't have to be a death sentence in the heat with cranky toddlers and bored children! Instead, we can have a lot of fun with our little ones, keep up the… Continue reading Camp Mama Has Officially Begun!

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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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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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Ramadan Planner for Moms

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: May 7, 2020) Mothers often talk about how Ramadan has changed for them once they are responsible for young children. It is true that we cannot engage in all of the ibadah activities that we once did in our days before children, like: itikaf, nightly taraweeh in… Continue reading Ramadan Planner for Moms

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Children’s Daily Routine

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman(Originally Posted: May 7, 2020) One of the biggest ways that we as parents can support our children is through creating predictability. This happens by establishing set routines, so that they know what to expect and when to expect it. Having the knowledge of what has passed and what… Continue reading Children’s Daily Routine

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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