children, family culture, minimalism, motherhood, organization, peaceful environment, schedules, time at home

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

children, connection to Allah, generosity, helping others, Islam, reflections, service during quarantine, service projects

The Heart of Service: “I Get to Serve My Family”

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman When I think of the term "service," the most immediate images that come to mind are serving food in a soup kitchen, donating clothing, and participating in a canned food drive. I think a lot of us associate the concept of "service" with something that we do for… Continue reading The Heart of Service: “I Get to Serve My Family”

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

accountability, finances, personal development, responsibility, self-improvement, taking action

Recognizing Your Financial Power

Written by: Kendall A. | Umm Iman My relationship with money has always been one that I was conscious of. Growing up, my parents were people who valued quality and believed in spending the money upfront to purchase something of high-quality that would "last for a life-time." As far back as I can remember, I… Continue reading Recognizing Your Financial Power

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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

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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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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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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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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