Last week we were blessed with the privilege of attending GOS (Guelph Outdoor School) which was recommended by a friend of mine. I cannot express how impressed I was with this place. I truly thought it was magical, and that …

It's been so long!

Oh how true it is that the days drag on, but the years fly by. You are now eleven, eight and five. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that I used to have three babies …

Sooo excited for this year's performance of Seerah Trail! Mashallah for those who remember, the homeschooled kids from Understanding Islam Academy Canada did a play last year and it was a hit! They're back again with a bigger and better performance inshaAllah.
Mark Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 7 pm. BOOK YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Understanding Islam Academy (UIA) Invites You & Your Family to: The Seerah Trail: Live Theatrical Performance 2017 Part one of the Seerah Trail led us on a journey into the life of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Prepare to continue that journey in part two, where we again follow the life o...

New interview up on the blog! Shehnaz is a mother of three who has a background in geography, professional writing along with a teaching degree. Her and her family are greatly involved in Understanding Islam Academy Canada which hosts and supports the homeschooling community. Enjoy

Welcome Shehnaz! She is a mother of three who has a background in geography, professional writing along with a teaching degree. Her and her family are greatly involved in a centre called Understanding Islam Academy which hosts and supports the …

New interview with Natalie from The Discovery Playground. She is currently working towards her ECE, while running an at home, play based preschool program, and homeschooling her four children! MashaAllah!

Welcome Natalie! She is an inspirational Momma who is working towards her ECE and putting her talents to use for the greater good of the community. She opened a half-day, play-based early years program in her home. She pours her heart …

There. I said it. I'm not always as sure of myself as I may make myself seem.

To My Three Babies, You are growing up, and its scaring me. By all means, Im loving the slight increase of physical independence and all that, but, really, it can be scary. Like form-a-knot-in-my-stomach type scary. As the summer heat …

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Ten key insights from a family therapist outline what parents can do to best support the healthy social and emotional development of their children.

Back on the blog with a new interview from an inspirational mom of five (including twins!) who speaks primarily fusha arabic at home, despite being an non native arab. Enjoy!!!

Welcome Ayesha! She is a mother of five (including twins!) who homeschools her children primarily in fusha (classical) Arabic, despite the fact that she is not a native arab, mashaAllah. Her dedication to the language of the Quran is inspirational …

A little late, but wanted to share this idea

I’ve seen this idea going around on Blogs and Facebook: to gift the kids Welcome Ramadan Baskets right before the first Taraweeh. Alhamdulilah the three kids now are at the age where I could get something for each of them. …

Another interview with another homeschooling superstar mashaAllah. Check it out - mother of six, author of Henrietta Gee, and someone who gives a valuable tip on how to cope with noisy kids

Welcome Ambareen! She is an eclectic homeschooler of six mashaAllah. Not only has she successfully homeschooled her children for over a decade, she has written two chapter books, with a third one on it’s way. Be sure to check out …
Aasiya's Homeschool is with Zeena Hamid.
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When you love books so much that you use them to decorate #bookpeople #ramadanprep #countingdown

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Alhamdulilah back on the blog with the newest interview with three of the admins from the much spoken about Toronto Muslim Homeschoolers.

Alhamdulilah it’s so good to be back at the blog after a little bit of a break (due to life ‘getting in the way’)! As always, I am so honoured that not just one, but all three of the admins …

We took a break last month but now we're back. Don't miss this awesome workshop with Reena Vanza from ABeautifulHealth at Salam Shop this Sunday inshaAllah!

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A little off topic but, here is part two of the convert series Ive been writing for ISNA Lanterns magazine. Please share your thoughts Please tag any converts in your life in the comments

Dear Fellow Convert, My name is Aasiya Victoria Walling Qasim. I am two identities intertwined into one. My names and their meanings have contributed to somewhat of an identity crisis over the ye...

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Here's a puzzle. Finnish children spend comparatively little time at school, don't get homework and yet receive one of the best educations in the world. Curious? Watch how the Finns did it in this clip from Michael Moore's compelling documentary film 'Where To Invade Next?'

"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you. You may give them your love, but not your thoughts - for they have their own thoughts.You may house their bodies, but not their souls. For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit- not even in your dreams." -Khalil Gibran

Really excited for this! MashaAllah the kids have been working so hard! May Allah swt bless the teachers and make it a sadaqah jaariyah for them!
Mahmood Qasim

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