Friday, April 29, 2016

Mother Goose


Our favorite visitors: they eat our food, bring us beauty, let us know that Spring will "eventuallly" come even when it's still feels like Winter here in Michigan. . .



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2007 -2015 Covers Slideshow

We added a new cover title to our blog which is not mobile friendly, yet. They are a slideshow of our Beloveds from the birth of Azara in 2007 to 2015. Insha'Allah, we will add more covers to cover Asha's birth in 2000. Here is what we currently have, just in case you only log on our blog from your phone...










School Pictures ~ 2015-2016 year

Better late than never. . . with our new move to Michigan, there are alot of things that have fallen behind.  I took these pictures of my oldest two on Eid al Adha Day 2015 and the youngest two pictures were taken at our cousins wedding this past December 2015.  

Taking "school pictures" on Eid  has been an unplanned tradition because Eid al-Adha has been in the Fall season and they already look their best, masha'Allah. ♥

Asha

Monday, April 25, 2016

When Doves Cry


I didn't realize how much I was attached to the death of Prince until two doves visited me this morning on my back deck. One flew away but the other one stayed on the railing for a long while, constantly turning his head my way.  Coupled with the purple azaleas that are growing in front of our house, I decided to share my reflection using Instagram.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

First Spring Outing

Saturday is family day. I don't like to schedule anything on Saturdays but prayer. So when we have a beautiful Spring day like it was today,  we can pack up the car with balls, food, and lawn blankets and drive to one of our favorite scenic places.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

On Turning 40- Contentment

On the first day of March, I was born into this world 40 years ago in 1976. Do I feel any different after my birthday??? In the age of Forever 21, there is a push to stay young, dress young, act young, and do whatever it takes- even going under the knife to look young. It wasn't always this way, there used to be a time when turning 40 meant spiritual maturity and wisdom. And there used to be a time when the wise were valued and sought after, not put away in a home to be visited once a month.

Surrounded by Love, Cake decorated by my Beloved Asha & Azara,
while Zahid is lighting the candles.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sick Days

I took a sick day yesterday. Although, many in our family had flu symptoms over the weekend, I am the only one still sick. What starts as a virus always turns into bronchitis for me, so I let my Beloveds play. And this is the result: a knight's armour made out of aluminum pans.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Flint Water Crisis

If there is any legacy that Noor Janan Homeschool wants to leave behind is that we were known for serving others. Not just in the curriculum that we offer for free and the homeschool support that we give. But also how we served our neighbors and people in our community. Flint is an hour drive from our home and it is important for us to go there because Children being poisoned by lead in the water is a serious matter. It will have long term affects on their brain and their ability to learn.  The least we can do is give clean water.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Memory Work Board

I love our new Memory Work Board! Masha'Allah. It's wonderful to have everything we want to memorize for the week in one place. We had a few bumps in the road in getting started with Classical Conversations. . . like moving to a new State and a broken labtop. However, all Praises is due to God- better late than never.



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Meal Planning Success

Balancing cooking and homeschooling has been a challenge for me. Both take up alot of time and they compete for my most energized self. Neither one works out very well when I am tired :)
Therefore, finding a menu plan that works for my family was top priority for our new home. Alhumdulillah, we have had some success with our Taco Tuesday night which we have been very consistent with so far.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Tribute to the Prophet ♥

We have only been in Michigan for a month and Alhumdulilah, we are already being put to work. We were blessed to help out with a wonderful program: A Tribute to the Prophet. I decided on doing three activities for the children's program. The first activity: Cookie Decorating was a big hit with all the children. My little helper, Azara and I spent two days baking over 100 cookies. Our wonderful cookie cutters are no longer available on Amazon, but they now have these.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Home in Michigan ♥

With each new move the most important question to a homeschooler is always "Where will we homeschool?" Of course you can homeschool anywhere: on a beach, in a plane, on a boat. However, to stay organized which is imperative when you homeschool multiple children, you need a place to house your supplies at the very least. We have been homeschooling for over a decade and have collected many items along the way, therefore we need a modest space to keep all of our supplies. So please:

 Welcome! Marhaba! 

Come on in and see how we have organized our new Home to educate our Beloveds in Michigan.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Death of my Student

Just as no parent wants to bury his or her child, the child in the natural course of life will bury their parents. Nor does a teacher want to bury her student, a student in the natural course of life will outlive their teacher. Natural death of old age is not always in Allah's Plan and He Knows what we do not.



Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rock me to my Soul . . .

Missing my Love! ♥
This will be the longest we have ever been separated, about 1 month away from Humble Dad... and I am just on the first week. So what do you do when you are missing your love, your honey boo: create a video, of course!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Visiting Michigan. . . & Ohio

Humble Dad was blessed with a job that he really desired and may Allah give him limitless tawfiq in it. The only thing this job is in Michigan, a seven hour road trip from Maryland. Way too far to commute, so we must move. My initial reaction . . I am not going to lie was TEARS!
Move again?



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