life lessons

  • Be The Change - In light of recent events, I wrote this letter to my children.

    Be The Change

    To My Babies, Today we went for Jummuah.  The khutbah was short and sweet and as usual, a refreshing reminder.  The imam spoke of the arrival of Syrian refugees and encouraged us to be supportive in helping the newcomers settle. You […]

  • Yes! This is me!

    Yes! This is me!

    One thing I hate about homeschooling is people praising me about how patient I am… how brave I am…and then they go on to bash themselves saying they’d never be able to homeschool because they’re not as organized or whatever […]

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  • Back to (Home)School

    Back to (Home)School

    September always makes me think. It makes me think about the what ifs, it makes me think about the whys and it makes me think about what homeschooling means to me as a mother, and us as a family.I remember […]

  • Orphanage Visit

    Orphanage Visit

    It has always been a dream of mine to visit and help out in an orphanage.  Alhamdulilah we had an opportunity to visit one here in Malaysia at the beginning of Ramadan.  Mashallah it was a very well kept and […]

  • A letter.

    A letter.

    My Dear Yusuf, Ibraheem, and Summaiya… This letter is months over due, but I can assure you that I have a good reason for being delayed.  In six months we have moved four times, and just shortly after our family […]

  • Back Online Alhamdulilah!

    Back Online Alhamdulilah!

    Alhamdulilah, after about three weeks of being offline, Im finally back!Its been a crazy last few weeks to say the least!  Its actually felt like months, but were slowly pulling our life back together. The kids are doing well, mashallah. […]

  • Belongings

    As I pack up to move our family across the ocean, I am realizing how much stuff we have collected and how much we hold onto material things. If we had to take to chose one item, or even one […]

  • Syria cont’d

    Syria cont’d

    Yesterday Baba went to the dollar store to get money rolls for all the money that Yusuf has collected.  This morning after breakfast the four of us (Ibby too!) sat down, sorted, counted and rolled all the change.  [We could […]

  • Reflections


    Alhamdulilah I was blessed with the opportunity to attend an amazing seminar this weekend called Chronicles of the Shariah [and double blessed to have an awesome Mom who babysat the boys for the most part of the weekend! = )]. […]