How We Use Thinking Tree Funschooling and Schoolnest Journals in Our Homeschool

April 29, 2023 0 Comments

Journaling Has Helped Add Creativity to Our Homeschool Routine I’ve always been a fan of journaling since childhood. I recently learned about different ways to add them to our homeschool routine. We primarily use the journals from Thinking Tree ( and Schoolnest ( Thinking Tree offers a wide variety of guided journals and activity …

Our Favorite Ramadan Children’s Books

March 18, 2023 0 Comments

Our Favorite Ramadan Children’s Books Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. Ramadan is this week! We are becoming so excited. During this time of year, we pull our Ramadan books out of our shelves and read them together daily as a …

20 Books That Inspired Our Homeschooling Journey

December 24, 2022 0 Comments

Homeschooling For Dummies I was first exposed to the world of homeschooling through Instagram, blogs, and Youtube back in 2016. I eventually started checking out homeschooling books from the library. One of the only books our library had was ” Homeschooling for Dummies”. I learned so much from this book and it answered all of …

Books for Soccer Loving Kids

December 10, 2022 0 Comments

Our Family’s Love for Soccer Our Favorite Scene From the World Cup 2022 Books For Soccer Loving Kids National Geographic Kids Everything Soccer: Score Tons of Photos, Facts, and Fun   The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia: World Cup 2022 What Is the World Cup? (What Was?) by Bonnie Bader Eyewitness Soccer (DK Eyewitness) Pelé: The King …

Children’s Books Featuring Muslims and Islam

October 22, 2022 0 Comments

I had my first child in 2014, at the time there weren’t many quality children’s books about Muslims, Islam, or hijab. There also didn’t seem to be many mainstream Muslim authors. Within the last few years, numerous Muslim children’s books have been published that include books about Islamic holidays, hijab, Islamic practices, Muslim historical figures, …

A Tour of My Journals, Planners, and Notebooks

October 16, 2022 0 Comments

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How Do I Find a Homeschooling Group?

October 9, 2022 0 Comments

My Experience With Finding a Homeschooling Group Finding a homeschooling group can seem pretty confusing to new homeschoolers. I was clueless when we first started. I remember googling “homeschooling co-op near me” and coming across outdated homeschooling websites. Luckily, I knew two other homeschooling families and they recommended local groups to me. I remember how …

Our Chapter Book Read Aloud Favorites

October 9, 2022 0 Comments

Building Memories Around Books      Reading aloud to my children has been of the many joys of motherhood. I have always loved exploring different books with my children, whether it be board books, encyclopedias, comics, picture books, or chapter books. I distinctly remember my second-grade teacher reading Beverly Cleary’s books to the class. I …

What’s In Our Morning Basket as Muslim Homeschoolers?

October 7, 2022 0 Comments

What is a Morning Basket? The morning basket is a very popular concept with homeschoolers. It’s somewhat comparable to circle time in traditional schools. Families usually start their day with books they want to read together, prayers, calendars, games, or art. It looks completely different to each family. I’m going, to be honest, we don’t …

Our Favorite Homeschool Purchases

October 3, 2022 0 Comments

Kind Kids Cards Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 Fact-Filled Maps African Tales : A Barefoot Collection A Bedtime Full of Stories: 50 Folktales and Legends from Around the World Yoga Pretzel Cards Melissa and Doug My First Daily Magnetic Calendar Math With Confidence Curriculum …