Our Muslim Homeschool has evolved over the years!

This blog began five years ago, with the intention to inspire Muslim families who are considering home education, to assist those Muslims who are already homeschooling and to help Muslim families who just want to be more involved with the education of their children.

Our Muslim Homeschool

In these blog-posts, I share the materials that we use in our homeschool; our curriculum, books, online resources, field trips and much more! I’ve spent years recording the resources that worked for us in our homeschool, along with advice on how to use them.

As the years went by, I began to share more about the homeschooling lifestyle, filming many day-in-the-life videos to give our community a clearer idea of what home education could like like for them.

I’ve discussed character-training, teaching children about Islam at home and about the Charlotte Mason philosophy of Education, in the hope to serve other homeschooling families.

Muslim homeschool circle time

Our Muslim Homeschool today

Over the past 6 months, I have felt called to address an issue that runs deeper within our communities. It is a problem that exists not only in the homeschooling world, but is rife amongst mothers everywhere…

Unhappiness, and the negative impact it has upon the children at home.

Many of us have been conditioned to believe that being mum, means being miserable, at least some of time. That mothers are meant to be tired, rundown, dissatisfied; that’s normal. Right?!

But through my work online, I am eager to show you that you can be a mum, and be happy. That you can be a mum, and be fulfilled. That you can be a mum, and thrive!

Dr Gemma Elizabeth

Motherhood is not just about sacrifice and toil, but in-fact can be a way to better oneself; physically, emotionally and spiritually, so that you can thrive in this world, and succeed in the next insha’Allah.

I learnt from my own childhood, and my experience as a young mum, that a mother who is unhappy and dissatisfied with her life, harms her children.

Despite her best intentions to serve and be a good mother, an unhappy mum hurts her children through her frustration. She believes that through denying herself of her dreams, her health or her happiness, she is benefiting her family. In fact, the reverse it true.

Instead, she fills her home with resentment and frustration, leaving her children desperate to make her happy and earn her love. She wanted to serve her family, but instead she harms them.

nature walk homeschool
I don’t know what they’re looking at!

Homeschooling mothers are most prone to this phenomenon because often they have already sacrificed so much of their previous life, when they made the decision to home-educate. They may have sacrificed their careers, their income, their reputation, to do what they believe is right for their family. And so, without conscious effort to prevent it, that role as the “self-sacrificing mother”, will continue on for many years.

I am passionate about showing women, especially those in the homeschooling community, how to be happy, fulfilled and successful in motherhood, whilst also being incredible mothers!

Other Place to Find Me

In addition to this blog, I discuss these topics at length on my podcast Raising Mums.

Raising mum muslim homeschool podcast

You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook, where I post on an almost daily basis, and have built up the most incredibly community of like-minded women.

If you prefer to watch videos, can also find me on Youtube, where there are almost 50 videos all about homeschooling, my favourite resources, positive motherhood and day-in-the-live videos of our homeschooling days.

As you can see, there is a wealth of information on this blog, and across our social media accounts.

Whether it’s homeschool curriculum choices, day-in-the-life videos or deeper discussions around motherhood, you can find it on Our Muslim Homeschool insha’allah.

It’s also been incredibly humbling to be the recipient of many blogging awards in recent years, including Best Youtube Channel and Best Education Blog in 2017 and 2018 from Muslimah Bloggers.

I am so honoured to have you here. It is my privilege to serve you.

I pray that you find all that you need here, and that He (swt) accepts these meager efforts of mine and forgives me for my mistakes.

In need of your duaas. Always.

Peace and Love

Our Muslim Homeschool Dr Gemma Elizabeth

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  1. Aishah I
    01/11/2015 at 12:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Mash'Allah, it is so inspiring that you homeschool. I totally agree that the UK system is deficient and equally teaching yourself allows you to instill the characteristics you want in your child.
    May Allah bless you always

    Aishah xx
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