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When you Just Can’t | Homeschooling Better on Difficult Days

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Homeschooling brings its own set of unique challenges. But when life hits you hard, homeschooling is even tougher. When you are having one of those days when everything seems to be falling apart, it’s easy to let the rest of the day go in a downward spiral, some days it’s hard to maintain a sense of hope and gratitude and get back on track to homeschooling better.

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In Episode 78 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share how to homeschool better when having a difficult day.

Key Points:

  • There are times when making something other than homeschooling a priority, is the right thing to do.
  • And there are times when it’s not!
  • To determine if you need to take a break, look at your reasons. Do you like them?

Resources Mentioned

Hadith on Waking Up: Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “During your sleep, Satan ties three knots at the back of the head of each one of you, and he seals each knot with the following words: ‘The night is long, so keep on sleeping.’ When that person wakes up and remembers Allah, one knot is undone; when he makes ablution the second knot is undone; and when he prays, all his knots are undone, and he gets up in the morning active and in good spirits, otherwise he gets up in bad spirits and sluggish.” [Al-Bukhāri and Muslim]

Dua for Waking Up: https://attahawi.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/bidayat-al-hidayah-by-imam-al-ghazali.pdf (see page 24.)

Related: The Half-hearted Homeschooler | Finding your Passion for Homeschooling https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/04/the-half-hearted-homeschooler-finding-your-passion-for-homeschooling.html

Related: Are you a Homeschool Imposter? Authentic Home Education https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/05/are-you-a-homeschool-imposter-authentic-home-education.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 craft a curriculum for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources, and plan out your year. Create a homeschool experience that aligns with your values and beliefs! Whether you are homeschooling in the UK, or anywhere else in the world, this programme will help you to 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 July 2022, insha’Allah. 

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

Peace and love,

Are you a Homeschool Imposter? Authentic Home Education

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At one time or another in our home education journey, many of us deal with a well-known doubt in ourselves that we call imposter syndrome. It can come in many forms, and it usually hits you when you’re discouraged, stressed, or on the way to burnout. It’s that constant feeling that you might be doing something wrong when home educating. How do we overcome homeschool Imposter syndrome especially when it is causing unnecessary stress in an already stressful world?

In Episode 77 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share how to change your negative mindset about home education.

Key Points:

  • The way we speak to ourselves informs the actions we take.
  • Negative thinking such as, “You don’t know what you’re doing,” “You’re not good enough,” and “Those mums are so much better than you,” causes you to make poor decisions about the education of your children.
  • Feeling like a fraud leads you to compromise your values and what is true to you, so try to be someone else or please the people around you.
  • You do not need to wait until an imaginary day in the future when you’ve got it “all figured out” to feel like a homeschooler. You can enjoy home education TODAY!
  • Because the way you think about home education directly correlates with how you feel.
  • If you want to feel better then change the way you think.

Related: Can I Homeschool if I’m NOT a Teacher? HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2021/07/can-i-homeschool-if-im-not-a-teacher.html

Related: Why You’re NOT Happy Homeschooling | Homeschool UK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/03/not-happy-homeschool-uk.html

How to Start Homeschooling UK

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 craft a curriculum 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 July 2022, insha’Allah. 

JOIN THE WAITING LIST –> https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Peace and love,

Homeschooling curriculum

Stop Worrying! Start Homeschooling!

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If you want to start homeschooling your child, you’re probably feeling a mix of emotions. You’re excited, anxious and maybe a little scared too. It’s normal to feel this way. If you already home educate your kids, you probably have lots of worries too! That’s normal too!

In Episode 76 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share why we should overcome our worries and just start homeschooling!

Key Points:

  • There are a lot of unknowns when you home educate your children. Despite the illusion, mainstream schools cannot offer children any certainty about their future. But you have chosen to walk a different path.
  • When you worry about tomorrow, you miss now. You miss the opportunity to teach, connect with your children, and enjoy homeschooling
  • Living this way is a recipe for discontent and will lead to poor decisions.
  • Worrying does not prevent problems from happening. It is not a sign of love.
  • When you feel worry, renew you intention, make dua, and pray Istikara: https://bit.ly/3srPw0g

Hadith About Worrying

Anas ibn Malik reported:

A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and trust in Allah, or should I leave her untied and trust in Allah?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Tie her and trust in Allah.” Grade: Hasan (Darussalam)Jami At-Tirmidhi English: Vol. 4, Book 11, Hadith 2517 Arabic reference: Book 37, Hadith 2707

Related: How to Homeschool – Get Started with this FREE eBOOK Here: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2020/10/how-to-homeschool-3.html

Related: Why You’re NOT Happy Homeschooling | Homeschool UK HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/03/not-happy-homeschool-uk.html

How to Start Your Muslim Homeschool

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 July 2022, insha’Allah. 

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

Peace and love,

Books for muslim kids

The Half-hearted Homeschooler | Finding your Passion for Homeschooling

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We start the homeschool year enthusiastically but sadly, the passion to teach our children sometimes begins to fade. Even adults can get bored if they’re doing the same old routine every day. We may start to chose a half-hearted approach as the daily demands of caring for a household and the intense effort required as a homeschooler can drain even the most dedicated parent.

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In Episode 72 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share that it is ok not to always be passionate about homeschooling!

  • If you don’t feel passionate about homeschooling, it’s ok! That’s not a sign that you shouldn’t home educate your children.
  • Long-lasting passion comes after putting in the work; after gaining experience and learning new skills.
  • Don’t expect it at the beginning. 

Resources for Homeschoolers Mentioned:

Get Instant Access to our HUGE LIBRARY of Educational Resources to use with your children. JOIN TODAY! https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/library

Wok with Naila: https://www.instagram.com/wokwithnaila/

Nadia Hussain’s Cookbook: https://amzn.to/3jFBqUv (affiliate)

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport https://amzn.to/3jq6De3 (affiliate)

Related:  What is Better than a Happy Homeschool  https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/04/better-than-happy-homeschool-homeschooling-podcast.html

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

How to Start Your Muslim Homeschool

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,

Muslim Homeschool resources

Why You’re NOT Happy Homeschooling | Homeschool UK

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Too often we spend our days drowning in homeschool comparison and looking for that next surefire thing that will magically bring us up to some self-imposed standard. Living in a social media-driven world makes this worse, it is the source of so much of our discontent. We now can compare and judge ourselves 24/7 with other in homeschools UK but also around the world. When we compare ourselves to what others are doing, have, or simply how they are, we are essentially making ourselves feel downright inadequate and deflated – with low self-esteem to match.

Listen to my advice on not letting comparison rob us of the joy of homeschooling and learn to appreciate ourselves and our differences.

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In Episode 70 of the Raising Mums podcast, I discuss the reason why you’re not happy homeschooling and what you can do to overcome these feelings.

The key points to take away are:-

  • Comparison robs you of clarity and gratitude. It makes you heedless of Allah.
  • When you make a decision for a state of heedlessness, you will inevitably regret that decision.
  • You lose compassion for others, and may even lose friends.
  • Comparison sometimes disguises itself as looking for inspiration. Always question your intention for looking at the lives of others.
  • Stay in your lane. Stop looking at what everyone else is doing. Use that energy to improve what you are doing with your children.
  • Focus on your own children and what you can do to support them on this learning journey. 

Get Hundreds of FREE Resources for Muslim Kids! JOIN OUR FREE RESOURCES LIBRARY HEREhttps://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/library

How to BREAK your Homeschool: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/03/homeschool-podcast.html

Stop Homeschool Confusion: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/03/muslim-homeschool-decision.html

How to Start Homeschooling UK

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 craft a curriculum 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,

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

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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

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 Homeschool Successfully | Ten Tips from the Heart

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What is the best advice to share with parents so they can successfully homeschool their children? As an experienced homeschooler of four children, Gemma provides heartfelt advice she feels is essential in order to run your happy and successful homeschool in Ten Tips on How to Homeschool.

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In Episode 50 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share my top ten tips how to homeschool successfully.

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10 Top Tips for Successful Homeschooling

  • Planning gives you more time freedom, not less
  • Do homeschool work at times when the children are at their best
  • Renew your intention/remember your why daily
  • You don’t need to do everything alone. Ask for help.
  • Get your kids on your side before introducing anything new.
  • Find or build a community.
  • Remember Allah in your secular subjects too.
  • Build periods of rest into your homeschool schedule.
  • Have fun!
  • Trust in the process, in yourself, in your kids, and in Allah.

Related: How to Homeschool | A Step by Step Guide

Online Homeschooling Course

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.

how to homeschool

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 between 5th-11th July 2021.

 For More Information – CLICK HERE

https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Peace and Love,

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How to Homeschool | A Step by Step Guide

There is so much information out there about homeschooling it can be confusing. Trying to get your head around all curricula, the different philosophies, planning, and assessments… it can get so overwhelming. Launch Your Homeschool will provide you with the tools you need to find your own way, which will suit your beautifully unique family.

How to Homeschool

In Episode 49 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share how Launch Your Homeschool is an online homeschooling course that is designed to help Muslim families start homeschooling their children, so you know what it’s all about and you can make a decision if it is the right fit for your family.

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How to Homeschool | Step by Step Guide

Launch your Homeschool is an online programme designed to help Muslim families start homeschooling their children.

Built upon a foundation of Islamic values and the framework of the Charlotte Mason Philosophy, it is a systematic, step-by-step approach to Homeschooling. Where you’ll build a strong foundation in your homeschool, so you can successfully homeschool year after year.

You can find your own way, based upon your values, your unique children, and family dynamics.

A large part of the course is dedicated to Homeschool planning and time management; so that you can begin your homeschooling journey positively and with confidence. I also go into detail about common pitfalls and mistakes homeschoolers make in their first year so you can avoid them!

The video lessons short (around 20 minutes), but packed with value. Everything is recorded and you have lifetime access.

There are also two community pages (one on and one off Facebook), a homeschool planning material, accompanying worksheets, quarterly group coaching calls with Gemma, and incredible Bonus masterclasses from external speakers.

Related: Our Homeschooling Story

How to Start Homeschooling Course

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.

launch your homeschool

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 between 5th-11th July 2021.

 For More Information – CLICK HERE

https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Peace and Love,

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