Steps For Your Middle Homeschooler To Become More Independent

So many homeschooling families worry about teaching older kids, and how their kids will keep up with the workload, but the truth is, most older kids can work independently. Removing this burden to teach all the material to your child, can give you more time to focus on teaching a few more important subjects to them, in sha Allah. However, moving from complete parent involvement to independent work, is not something that happens overnight, but with a little patience over the course of a few (Read more...)

A Social Media Web Detox

Assalamu Alaikum! I pray that you all had a wonderful Eid break with your families InshAllah. I know I have been scarce and I haven't posted anything for two weeks now, but I was enjoying a lengthier Eid break and needed to rethink many ways of how I was approaching life with my older kids. My eldest daughter is almost 13 (going on 16), and I saw that my current approach to parenting needed a major fine-tune. So what has that got to do with my topic of a social media web detox? Simple! I needed (Read more...)

Easy Grilled Shrimp and Curried Quinoa Recipe

"Assalamualaikum dear readers, I plan to bring you recipes that are tasty, quick and easy to prepare InshAllah. I love cooking, but the thought of spending hours in the kitchen does not appeal to me. I would rather spend that time with my kids and browsing Pinterest. Most of my dishes are prepared in under an hour, and is aimed at intermediate cooks who need ideas, and want to make delicious and fast meals with a healthy twist. Welcome to my kitchen, and enjoy the meal!" [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1] Love (Read more...)

20 Q’s With Grandma Jeddah

I had the pleasure of interviewing an awesome wife of 34 years, mother of 11, grandmother of 13, teacher for over 30 years, educator of hundreds, children and parent author, who serves the community and offers helpful parenting advice, by writing her very popular e-books! She is none other than Grandma Jeddah, who is well-known for her e-book, 'Disciplining Without Disrespecting.' She will also be contributing some of her precious parenting wisdom, monthly on Muslimommy Muslimdaddy InshAllah. (Read more...)

5 Reasons Mommy Needs a Good Friend

If you are a mommy of one or many kids, you need a good friend. Please don’t say, you have your husband and that he is your best friend. He might have been in the beginning of marriage, but as you are blessed with kids and have new hurdles to cross, you need someone you call a good girlfriend. But how can you tell if she’s a good friend? Alhumdulillah, I have been blessed with a wonderful friend and she meets all the following requirements. 1. A good friend is someone you vent to, (Read more...)

Easy Cheese and Jalapeno Burger Recipe

"Assalamualaikum dear readers, I plan to bring you recipes that are tasty, quick and easy to prepare InshAllah. I love cooking, but the thought of spending hours in the kitchen does not appeal to me. I would rather spend that time with my kids and browsing Pinterest. Most of my dishes are prepared in under an hour, and is aimed at intermediate cooks who need ideas, and want to make delicious and fast meals with a healthy twist. Welcome to my kitchen, and enjoy the meal!" Print Easy Cheese (Read more...)

Homeschool Middle School Subjects

By middle school, it starts to feel like time is ticking down until your child is no longer in your direct care, so many parents will take their student’s education plan to the next level. The truth is, that you still have a little time to forgive yourself for a tough year, but you definitely should be revving up for the high school years (trust me, they aren't as scary as you may think). So, what should be covered during these important middle school years? I use our state’s requirements (Read more...)

4 Things To Consider When Assigning Chores For Kids

Have you struggled with getting your kids to help you around the house? Simple stuff, like picking up their jackets and socks off the living room floor, wiping the bathroom counter, or putting their books on the shelf? Have you printed or purchased the most colorful and creative chore chart that lasted only a few days? Have you tried to make demands or say loud reminders to your kids, and got nothing but a “I don’t care look”? Do you wish they would sympathize with your aches and pains (Read more...)

Easy Tuna Kebabs Recipe

"Assalamualaikum dear readers, I plan to bring you recipes that are tasty, quick and easy to prepare InshAllah. I love cooking, but the thought of spending hours in the kitchen does not appeal to me. I would rather spend that time with my kids and browsing Pinterest! Most of my dishes are prepared in under an hour, and is aimed at intermediate cooks who need ideas, and want to make delicious and fast meals with a healthy twist. Welcome to my kitchen, and enjoy the meal!" This recipe was inspired (Read more...)

Poll Results For What You Want On Muslimommy

The results are out of our last poll and majority of voters wanted coaching sessions. Well we listened! And are now pleased to announce that we have 3 coaching sessions on Muslimommy for motherhood, homeschool and blogging/website support. If you want more information or need to book a session. You can click on our Coaching Tab above. Don't forget to vote on the new poll that is up now. It helps when we hear your feedback, and you share your views with others. We are able to better tailor (Read more...)

Easy Shrimp Curry Recipe

"Assalamualaikum dear readers, I plan to bring you recipes that are tasty, quick and easy to prepare InshAllah. I love cooking, but the thought of spending hours in the kitchen does not appeal to me. I would rather spend that time with my kids and browsing Pinterest. Most of my dishes are prepared in under an hour, and is aimed at intermediate cooks who need ideas, and want to make delicious and fast meals with a healthy twist. Welcome to my kitchen, and enjoy the meal!" Print Easy (Read more...)

20 Q’s With Chronicles of Faith

I was recently contacted by the Chronicles of Faith team, to promote some of their newly released videos, and when I viewed a few of their YouTube shows, I was pleasantly surprised and very much amused! I was so pleased by these brothers efforts, of bringing awareness to the Muslim ummah, that I asked them for an interview as well. It is always refreshing to see the youth taking initiatives to improve society, instead of only bemoan its ills. These guys deserve a big pat on the back! My kids (especially (Read more...)

Homeschooling Middle School

Most introductions to homeschooling start at elementary level, preschool or kindergarten. But what if your child started at a traditional school and you’re starting your homeschool journey only after 5th grade? A favorite resource of mine, Mary Pride’s Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling, is extremely helpful in setting goals and prioritizing. She writes from a Christian perspective, but as a whole it is a fantastic resource for the homeschooling community. In (Read more...)

7 Simple Steps To Remember “YOU”

Many a time, I visit sisters (my friends), and spend some hours listening to what they are going through and how they juggle their busy lives. MashaAllah, I am always amazed at the wonderful moms they have become. I love learning from them and I love laughing with them about the silly things we go through, but I feel sad when I hear that they are not satisfied with themselves. SubhanaAllah, why are we so hard on ourselves as mothers? Don’t we realize that Allah (swt) has given us the gift (Read more...)

How To Cook Tasty Meals In One Hour Or Less

Asalamu Alaikum. As a mom of three I'm always trying to find short cuts in the kitchen and try to put a healthy meal on the table. So when sister Zakkiya invited me to write and share my secrets, I put together my most important tips, to cook tasty meals in a short time. I hope you benefit Insha- Allah! I love cooking, but the thought of spending hours in the kitchen does not appeal to me. I would rather spend that time with my kids, and browse Pinterest ;-) . Most of my dishes are prepared (Read more...)

Dealing With Death and Sorrow

On Friday, it was a sad day for my family and I. Our maternal aunt passed away, after 12 years of fighting Multiple Myeloma, cancer of the bone marrow, may Allah Grant her Jannah. My siblings and I were saddened by the loss of a dear aunt and last living relative of our mother. Our sadness was deepened by the reminder of the passing of our parents a few years ago, both within two years apart. "The pain of losing a loved one, leaves an ache in your heart that never quite goes away, it is dulled (Read more...)

5 Steps To Reconnect With Your Wife

No matter how hard you've worked all day, do you dread getting a disappointed look from you wife when you enter the house? Are you tired of hearing complaint after complaint? What happened to those happy days? Do you miss her smile? Is there something you can do to bring it back? Before we start, remember one very important fact about women, "A woman's need for emotional security is greater than her need for financial security. So, working hard at the office is great, but if you want her to (Read more...)

Which Topics Do You Want Poll Results

The results are out and our new poll is up! So enjoy the results and vote on the next! It seems parents want more parenting articles! Yay, Alhamdulillah, glad we are heading in the right direction. Coming in September Inshallah we have some exciting new sections to Muslimommy Muslimdaddy. You can look forward to our new marriage, homeschool, and quick recipes section. So make sure you are subscribed via email or our social networks to get notified of these exciting topics by some new contributors! (Read more...)

I Homeschool, But I Don’t Think It’s The Only Way

I felt the need to write this article because I realized that homeschooling is very misunderstood. I see some people who DON'T homeschool, and are 'anti-homeschool' and disapprove of the whole idea as unsocial and unprogressive. Then I see some people who DO homeschool, and are 'anti-school' and think it's a clique, believing it's the only way, they shun the system and take a stance to free their kids from a political agenda. So here is my 2 cents... "In my book, homeschool is not schooling (Read more...)

5 Ways To Stop Young Kids Ignoring What You Say

It’s not easy for us moms to run a household. We shouldn’t have to do it alone. Our children are capable of a lot and can help around the house with little things here and there. But how do you get them to listen? What do you do when they ignore your instructions? Let’s start with what you should not do. Never raise your voice! Why? First and foremost, kids will ignore you when you yell. Children are blessed with a fitrah (a natural inclination to that which is good) so they don't (Read more...)