The Perfect Syllabus.. Can it be found?

My head had been rumbling on for months, threatening to turn into a tornado if I don’t sit down and deal with the thoughts and ideas (and reservations) that were all having a tangle.  ‘What is your cause for concern?’, you may ask. ‘Homeschooling’, is what it is.  And more specifically, syllabuses.  As Uthman hit […]

Let’s make some lungs.. A fun science experiment!

Salam friends! I’ve had so many messages asking me how I made the breathing lungs for our respiratory system lesson. So guess what I did? You guessed right! I went ahead and made another pair! This time round, I took pictures for y’all! Fear not, they’re super simple to make and loads of fun once […]

My Irish Homebirth!

For as long as I can remember, I have always believed in having as natural a birth as possible. It may have something to do with how I came into this world – I was a homebirth in London over 30 years ago. My mum went on have one more homebirth after mine out of […]

Are all toys good toys?

You’ve bought your children a new toy and they must be over the moon! But then you find them playing with the cardboard box instead of the new toy housed within the said box! Maybe then you told them that next time you will just get them ‘a box!’? If you have done this before, […]

Conker Soap

We kept track of ‘our tree’ through the seasons. We watched as the buds grew into leaves and as the leaves grew in size until they were bigger than our faces. We observed the flowers blossoming throughout summer and then swelling into spiky fruit high above in the tree. We kept track of ‘our tree’ […]

Autumn Weekends

The days are getting shorter and colder and Fajr is getting later. Autumn is upon us. It’s a beautiful time of the year because we get to collect leaves and seeds and bring them home to play with. Allah says in the Quran: (و ما تسقط من ورقة إلا يعلمها) “And not a leaf falls […]

How to Start Nature Study?

I spent most of my growing up years in Saudi Arabia. Whilst I daily thank Allah for the parents I have and I wouldn’t trade my upbringing for the world, my exposure to nature was limited to desert trips in the cooler months and outings on holidays abroad in the UK, Singapore, and Malaysia.As the […]

How I Introduced Arabic to My Children?

When Uthman was born, we decided that I would speak English to him and my husband would speak Sindhi. English would obviously be the family language. I never really thought about teaching him Arabic as we were living in Saudi then and I had convinced myself that he would pick it up in school just […]