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What is Better than a Happy Homeschool? | Homeschooling Podcast

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When making homeschooling decisions sometimes we put too much weight on happiness and what makes our children happy and making sure they always do what they enjoy. Yes, children are an amanah (trust) from Allah SWT and we have certain duties and responsibilities towards them. We must guide them with kindness and mercy, but we also need to equip and prepare our children for the dunya and the akhirah.

In this homeschooling podcast I consider that sometimes, homeschooling may involve curriculum, activities, or reading books our children may find hard or don’t enjoy. These might not necessarily make them happy but they will benefit them by helping develop their characters and being ultimately being good for their life to come, InshAllah.

In Episode 71 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share how we can homeschool for the ultimate happiness, InshAllah.

Key Points from this Homeschooling Podcast Episode

  • Happiness is not the only goal for your children and your homeschool.
  • Also consider what is good for them, in this world and the next?
  • When you make a decision, consider what is good for them, not just what makes them happy.
  • It’s ok to choose a homeschool curriculum or activity that they do not enjoy.

Allah, the Almighty says, “And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.” (AI-Baqarah, 2:216)

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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 craft a curriculum for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year. Create a homeschool experience that aligns with the 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 Summer 2022, insha’Allah. 

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

Peace and love,

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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. 

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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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Falling Behind in your Homeschooling Curriculum

Behind in Homeschool Curriculum

You have a lot to do. In addition to all your other jobs and responsibilities, you’ve also chosen to home educate your children. That’s huge! It’s no wonder that when you can’t keep up with the homeschooling curriculum, you worry they’re falling behind. You worry that they’re not where they’re supposed to be, that you’re failing as a homeschooler, and perhaps you should put them in school.

But before you jump to that decision, listen to this episode of the podcast!

Homeschool Curriculum - When you're falling behind

In Episode 68 of the Raising Mums podcast, we talk about feeling behind in your homeschooling curriculum and what you can do to feel more positive about educating your children at home.

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If you’re feeling behind remember:

  • That story is not serving you of your children.
  • Behind according to what? Compared to who?
  • The belief that life will be better once you “catch up” robs you of the present; and the joy and connection you could be experiencing with your children now.
  • Your children are exactly where they are meant to be. You are exactly where you are meant to be.
  • Be the mother you wish to be, now. Don’t wait for when everything is perfect, because that day will never come.

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 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 Make a Decision! | Muslim Homeschool Podcast

Muslim Homeschool Podcast- Make a decision

Deciding to homeschool is a huge undertaking. As you make that choice, you’ll wrestle with emotions of doubt and fear; anxiety and self-loathing; confusion, and utter panic! And when you step out on the other side and boldly make that decision to home-educate, you may assume you’re the victor; that you’ll never face such difficult decisions again. Bad news friend…you will! But using the framework and coaching technique I teach in episode 67 of Raising Mums, will help you to make the right decisions for your Muslim homeschool, insha’Allah.

Just click on the play button above to find out more!

Muslim Homeschool Podcast

In Episode 67 of the Raising Mums podcast, we talk about what to do, when you don’t know what to do! I share how to overcome confusion and make a decision in your Muslim homeschool with confidence and faith.

Key Points:

  • All you have to do is take the next step. Allah will show you what to do after that.
  • Confusion is your brain’s way of protecting you from the unknown. You know what you need to do. Find the courage to do it.
  • Stop allowing your brain to worry about the future, and focus on the now.
  • Stop worrying about the way – just take the next step.
  • “The emaan (faith) of a person cannot be true until he has more trust in that which is in Allah’s Hands than that which is in his own hands.” – Ali ibn. Abi Talib (RA)

How to Pray the Istikhara Prayer: https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/istikhara-the-prayer-of-seeking-guidance/

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

Get Hundreds of FREE Resources to help you educate your child at home. JOIN OUR FREE RESOURCES LIBRARY HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/library

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,

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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

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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?

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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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