5 Tips to Help You Read More in 2021

HOW are we almost in March already?? Feels like yesterday I was thinking about my New Year’s resolutions and making an outline of all the things I want to achieve this year (yes, I’m that person.) Despite being a bookaholic, one of my aims is to read MORE, so whether you’re a seasoned reader orContinue reading “5 Tips to Help You Read More in 2021”

My Grade 6 Graduate – Lessons Gleaned From Elementary Homeschool

Picture the scene: A desk strewn with papers; its chair piled high with student textbooks and the surrounding area littered with old pens, flashcards and aged artwork. And then there’s me in the midst of it all, trying to make sense of where the past 6 years have gone. As I sift through almost everythingContinue reading “My Grade 6 Graduate – Lessons Gleaned From Elementary Homeschool”

Women from the Qur’an: their lives and lessons

In this 5 part mini-series, we explore some of the key women mentioned (directly or indirectly) in the Qur’an, highlighting their life and the wisdom to be found in their stories for future generations.The notes for these articles are based on a number of talks delivered by Sheam Khan, a graduate in shariah and islamicContinue reading “Women from the Qur’an: their lives and lessons”

The Pitfalls of Part-time Homeschooling

When I tell people I part-time homeschool my boys, I’m usually met with intrigue and surprise. In all honesty, I was unaware such a schooling arrangement existed until I moved to Saudi Arabia and began homeschooling myself. So what exactly is it? Also known as flexi schooling or part-time enrollment, part-time homeschooling usually involves yourContinue reading “The Pitfalls of Part-time Homeschooling”

Reading in Lockdown

Fun Fact: According to a recent survey, people have almost doubled their reading time since lockdown began. This is one bandwagon you definitely want to join! But are you stuck for reading choices? Don’t know where to start or what you even feel like reading? Here’s my list of books that may just help youContinue reading “Reading in Lockdown”

Quality Time: Putting HOME back into homeschool

“The struggles of today will one day be a distant memory, but your children are only children once. Enjoy them.” Jamerill Stewart Now that we’ve had almost seven weeks of lockdown and no school, those of us who are trying to home educate are probably still trying to figure things out. You might be moreContinue reading “Quality Time: Putting HOME back into homeschool”

Ramadan Reading 2020

With Ramadan fast approaching, most people are in full preparation mode; whether that’s giving the house a final clean, food shopping or menu making, my plans always include compiling a quick book list to complement my Qur’an reading. Here are my chosen titles for the year and I hope they provide an emaan-boost and encouragementContinue reading “Ramadan Reading 2020”

Raising a Reader in the Digital Age

Fun Fact: Reading for just six minutes a day reduces stress by 68 percent. I am particularly fond of this piece of information simply because I have loved reading for as long as I can remember – in fact, my earliest memory is turning the page of a supersized book at nursery when I’m sureContinue reading “Raising a Reader in the Digital Age”