How to BREAK your Homeschool | Homeschool Podcast

Homeschool Podcast

Homeschooling moms have a lot on their plate. You’re often playing the role of housewife, mom, teacher, wife…and more. Homeschooling is fulfilling, interesting and exciting, but it can also be challenging and just plain hard! Being a homeschool mom can take sacrifice to a new level so it is so important that you take care and have confidence in yourself, but many of us completely ignore our own needs. Listen to the Our Muslim Homeschool Podcast, Raising Mums, to get some practical tips to deal with these challenges.

Homeschool Podcast

In Episode 66 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share how to Break your Homeschool!

Key Points:

  • There is no homeschool without a homeschool mum
  • Without your health, there will be no homeschool; not now and not in the future.
  • Say “no” and establish healthy boundaries
  • Learn to trust your own decisions and inner wisdom

GET YOUR BOOKLIST HERE! The 18 Best Books for Muslim Children 0-5 https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/booklist

Related: How to Homeschool Successfully | Ten Tips from the Heart https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2021/07/how-to-homeschool-successfully-ten-tips-from-the-heart.html

How to Start Homeschooling

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family. Whether you are homeschooling in the UK, or elsewhere in the world, this programme will help you give your children an incredible education at home.

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool enrolment is currently closed.

Doors open Summer 2022, insha’Allah.

JOIN THE WAITING LIST Herehttps://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Peace and love,

Dr Gemma Elizabeth our muslim homeschool
Dr Gemma Elizabeth

How to Take Trips with Kids (and Survive when it All Goes Wrong!)

Trips with kids

Among the countless benefits of homeschooling is flexible scheduling. This means your family has the freedom to learn whenever and wherever you want because the whole world is your classroom! Taking trips with your kids is not only great for learning and socializing but also for creating memories for the entire family. Unfortunately, sometimes, even with all the best intentions, things don’t go as expected. So how can you survive the setback?

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In Episode 65 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share some tips to get your family out and exploring.

Key Points to Remember:

  • Taking trips, outside of your regular routine, creates memories and heart connections.
  • Don’t discount the small – the joy lies in being together.
  • Plan for the worst – pack well , research, prepare the children ahead.
  • Be present with your children – not distracted by worry or stress, or your phone.
  • Expect something to go wrong on your trip, and when it does know that walking through that difficulty together pulls you closer and makes your relationship with your kids stronger.
  • And if you handle it well, it will amke their connection to Allah stronger too.
  • When it goes wrong: make dua, encourage your children to make dua, be flexible, recall others who faced adversity, remeber verses of Quran or a Hadith.

To claim up to 30% OFF the Islamic Children’s App, MIRAJ STORIES CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/miraj

Related: How to Homeschool with a 2-year-old https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/02/homeschooling-2-year-old.html

How to Start Homeschooling

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family. Whether you are homeschooling in the UK, or elsewhere in the world, this programme will help you give your children an incredible education at home.

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool enrolment is currently closed.

Doors open Summer 2022, insha’Allah.

Join the Waiting List herehttps://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Peace and love,

Dr Gemma Elizabeth our muslim homeschool
Dr Gemma Elizabeth

Homeschooling with a 2 year old- Stay Sane and Keep Everyone Learning!

Homeschooling is often challenging but homeschooling older children can be especially frustrating when you are juggling homeschooling with a 2 year at home! Almost every homeschool mum has been through this, you are not alone! So how can we try and balance the needs of everyone and ensure learning does happen even with toddlers wandering around grappling for your attention?

Homeschooling 2 year old

In Episode 64 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share ways to face the challenge of homeschooling with a toddler at home.

Homeschooling with a 2 year old, without losing your mind!

  • Consider what motivates your 2 year old to behave that way? Does he want to join in? Is he curious? Is he lonely or bored?
  • Create a consistent routine that your toddler will become used to.
  • Set up the house for success: toddler proof the common areas, special toys for school hours, collect old workbooks for your toddler to reuse, and hide anything that can makes noise or a mess.
  • Children can take turns to entertain their little brother or sister.
  • Plan independent work for the older children.
  • Learn to surrender to the chaos. Admit that this stage of homeschooling is hard, but it does come to an end. You can only do what you were meant to do. Submit to that.

To claim up to 30% OFF the Islamic Children’s App, MIRAJ STORIES CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/miraj

Related: How to Homeschool with a Baby https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2019/01/homeschool-with-baby.html

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family. Whether you are homeschooling in UK, or elsewhere in the world, this programme will help you give your children an incredible education at home.

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool enrolment is currently closed.

Doors open Summer 2022, insha’Allah.

Join the Waiting List herehttps://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Peace and love,

Dr Gemma Elizabeth our muslim homeschool
Dr Gemma Elizabeth

The Best Way to Deal with Homeschool Haters | Homeschooling UK

Homeschooling UK

Sometimes you are confronted with people who don’t value or approve of homeschooling. This is a common problem here in the UK, where voluntary homeschooling is a very uncommon choice. These Homeschool Haters can bring you down. They can make you have self-doubt and feel despair by challenging your decision to homeschool. So what is the Best Way to Deal with criticism and Homeschool Haters?

Homeschooling UK

In Episode 63 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share the Best Way to Deal with Homeschool Haters.

The Best Way to deal with Homeschool Haters is to:

  • Measure the advice against two criteria: What is the intention of the person? AND Do they know what you know?
  • Understand their perspective; they are hurting, they are broken because perhaps they were not brave enough to live their own way.
  • Are you diluting yourself for people? Are you trading in the life you want for your children for the apporval of others?
  • Positive change in the world begins with positive change in the home. Be the leader you were called to be.

Get 30% OFF Miraj Stories HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/miraj

Related Podcast – Dealing with Naysayers: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2021/02/dealing-with-naysayers-home-education.html

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family. Whether you are homeschooling in UK, or elsewhere in the world, this programme will help you give your children an incredible education at home.

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool enrolment is currently closed.

Doors open Summer 2022, insha’Allah.

Join the Waiting List herehttps://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

When it goes WRONG | Your Homeschooling Options

Homeschooling is a beautiful way to educate and raise your children. When you look back on your years at home with your children, you will not regret the time you spent with them. But that doesn’t mean it’s always smooth sailing! There will be times when things get tough. You might question other homeschooling options. You may even consider, “Should I continue to homeschool my children?”

In episode 62 of the Raising Mums podcast, we talk about what to do when things go wrong!

This episode deals with real problems that real women are facing! I’m sharing highlights from Group Coaching Calls inside Launch Your Homeschool . In these calls, other mums, like you, who are trying to educate their children at home, ask me for advice on problems they are facing in their homeschool.

This includes questions about:

  • Homeschool curriculum
  • Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
  • Parenting and discipline advice
  • And coaching around the emotions of a homeschool mum.

If you’d like to join in these Group coaching calls, you can join my online Homeschooling course!

Homeschooling Course for Muslim Parents

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

To Join the Waiting List for LAUNCH YOUR HOMESCHOOL, CLICK HEREhttps://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family.

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool is open for enrolment from 31st January – 4th February 2022.

 For More Information about LAUNCH YOUR HOMESCHOOL– CLICK HEREhttps://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

How to Get (almost) Everything Done in your Homeschool!

Our time is really valuable and we want to try to ensure we make the most of it. As Muslims time management is an integral part of our religion with the foundation of our 5 daily prayers helping us to structure our day. How do we build on this fundamental foundation and take ownership of our time in order to boost our productivity and get everything done in our homeschool?

everything done homeschool

In Episode 61 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share homeschool productivity hacks, to help you get it ALL done!

The key things to try and implement are to:-

Honour Your Homeschool day – say “No,” don’t schedule appointments or run errands during school hours, put away your phone.

Time block – Have a blocks of time for homeschooling, cleaning, cooking etc.

Be proactive, not reactive – Identify times in your day when things go wrong and ask why. Then you’ll be able to identify what you can do to prevent it.

Productivity Resource Mentioned

The Productive Muslim by Mohammed Faris UK | USA

Deep Work by Cal Newport UK | USA

Episode 2 – How Super Mums do it all: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2018/11/super-mums-free-planner.html

Related: How Super Mums do it all!

Homeschooling Course for Muslim Parents

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

To Join the Waiting List for LAUNCH YOUR HOMESCHOOL, CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family.

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool is open for enrolment from 31st January – 4th February 2022.

 For More Information about LAUNCH YOUR HOMESCHOOL– CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Peace, Love, and Duas

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How to get (almost) everything done in your homeschool

The Best Ways to know if you’re Doing Enough | Homeschool Schedule

Homeschool Schedule

“Am I Doing Enough?”, this question can wreak havoc on your homeschooling schedule, no matter what stage of homeschooling you are in. It is one of the most frequent questions that we hear from homeschoolers.  When you constantly wrestle with the worry over whether or not your children are learning everything they need to learn, it can make you feel drained and question your abilities, so how do you determine whether you are doing enough in your homeschool schedule?

Homeschool schedule

In Episode 60 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share what you can do to help ensure you are doing enough in your homeschool schedule.

The key messages are to

Check state/charter school requirements for schedule and number of hours. We usually have higher standards for ourselves than other people put on us.

Are you developing key skills and reading alot?

There will be gaps in your children’s learning when they leave home, whether your homeschool or they go to mainstream school.

Your job is not to fill them with everything they will ever need to know, but just to take them from where they are, to the next step.

Look deeper into why you are questioning your homeschool schedule. Is it really a question of, “Am I enough?”

Schedule Resources Mentioned

HSDLA: https://hslda.org

National Curriculum (U.K.): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-framework-for-key-stages-1-to-4

Homeschooling Course for Muslim Parents

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

To Join the Waiting List for LAUNCH YOUR HOMESCHOOL, CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family.

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool is open for enrolment from 31st January 2022.

 For More Information about LAUNCH YOUR HOMESCHOOL– CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

LYH course
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3 Reasons Why You’re NOT Consistent in your Homeschool Routine

Homeschool routine

Many homeschool mum’s have shared with us that they struggle with consistency— and they feel guilty because of it. We all know that our children need consistency in their lives. Consistency gives them a sense of security but some days, being consistent with our homeschool routine feels impossible. If you do struggle with consistency in your days, you are not alone

homeschool routine

In Episode 59 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share 3 Reasons Why You’re NOT Consistent in your Homeschool Routine

The 3 reasons why you’re not consistent in your homeschool routine:

  1. It’s not a necessity
  2. There are no deadlines
  3. You’re doing it all alone

When we’re consistent in our homeschooling efforts, the reward for that is confidence.

Homeschooling Resource Mentioned

Reading Eggs https://readingeggs.co.uk/omhs

Summer Reading Challenge https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2021/06/reading-challenge-for-muslim-kids.html

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

To Join the Waiting List for Launch Your Homeschool, CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family.

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool is open for enrolment from 31st January 2022.

 For More Information – CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

LYH course

Peace and Love,

Homeschool Planning

I’m So Lonely | Loneliness Advice for Mums

loneliness for mums

Being a mum is amazing! Being with our children every day is such a blessing, but it can sometimes feel lonely too. This podcast is inspired by a recent email we received, and if you are on the same journey and you have ever felt lonely and isolated, this loneliness advice for mums can help you too.

“Assalamu alaikkum sis. I’m very emotional and sad and crying at the moment while typing I’m homeschooling my 3yr old and nearly 7-year-old Alhamdulillah academically they are doing well but unfortunately where I’m there is not many homeschool meet-ups but still we often go here and there. I have felt lonely and feel very sad for the kids too. Today my husband was asking shall we put them to school  I don’t know what to think or say instead sitting and crying Could you please suggest me any advice sis. Jazakallah.”– Sister S

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In Episode 58 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share some advice on how to deal with loneliness while homeschooling.

What we really need to consider is:-

  • Is it really loneliness, or is there something else going on?
  • Overcome your fear of rejection – you are enough. You are worthy of love and friendship and meaningful relationships. You don’t need anyone else’s approval when you have your own. 
  • Do something that scares you every day
  • Serve others, in whatever form that may take
  • Connect more deeply to those who have existing relationships with
  • Take care of your physical and spiritual well-being

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

To Join the Waiting List for Launch Your Homeschool, CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family.

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool is open for enrolment from 31st January 2022.

lonely

 For More Information about our Homeschooling Course for Muslim Parents – CLICK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Other Resources Mentioned:

Cod Liver Oil: https://amzn.to/34qR95q (U.K.) https://amzn.to/3zt1ucz (U.S.A.)

Peleton: https://www.onepeloton.co.uk

Fiton: https://fitonapp.com

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The Best Muslim Homeschool Resources of 2021

One of the best ways to find good educational resources for your Muslim homeschool, is by getting recommendations from friends. Well we’re friends, right?! In Episode 57 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share my favorite homeschooling resources from the past twelve months.

Muslim Homeschool Resources

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Consider this podcast episode a year in review. This isn’t just another homeschool curriculum choices list. This podcast episode gives mini-reviews of the resources that really worked for our children!

I share with you the books, curriculum, and activities that we are still loving and using months later!

Muslim Homeschool Resources Mentioned

LAUNCH YOUR HOMESCHOOL WAITING LIST: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Ramadan Book Club https://launchyourhomeschool.thinkific.com/courses/ramadan-book-club

Singing Lessons with Pearls of Islam: https://www.pearlsofislam.co.uk

Book Log Notebook: https://amzn.to/3EJrIZq (UK)

Scouts: https://www.scouts.org.uk

Artist Study Postcards: https://www.nationalgallery.co.uk

Morning Basket Folder Videohttps://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2021/07/memorisation-in-our-muslim-homeschool.html

Maths Seeds Video Reviewhttps://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2021/09/maths-for-year-2.html

River Song by Alison Morgan https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-search/title/river-song/author/morgan-alison/

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: https://amzn.to/32zIddn (U.K.) | https://amzn.to/3HifYhY (U.S.A.)

Hardy Boys Series by Franklin W. Dixon: https://amzn.to/3mLv0VH (U.K.) | https://amzn.to/3mIUbs7 (U.S.A.)

Magic Tree House Series: https://amzn.to/3Hpq7tc (U.K.) | https://amzn.to/3EL3I7T (U.S.A.)

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett: https://amzn.to/3JxWgAH (U.K.)| https://amzn.to/3FGelKA (U.S.A.)

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay: https://amzn.to/32PTJkI (U.K.) | https://amzn.to/31cmDel (U.S.A.)

Muhammad: Messenger to Mankind by Shaykh Nur al-Din ‘Itr: https://amzn.to/3FGGEZf (U.K.) | https://amzn.to/3FL0TW2 (U.S.A.)

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