Scholarships for College

A dear friend inquired about scholarships and grants for college. This is what I responded to him. Main resources for scholarships: Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): This is a must. Ace the National Standardized Tests such as SAT and ACT: Universities put weights on these scores. This is especially important for homeschoolers to know where their homeschool grades really compare to regular schools. PSAT/NMSQT: Usually taken as a junior. Many don’t take this exam, which is a huge oversight. ACT & SAT: For all these exams, we may…

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A Different Kind of ‘Homework’ : The Value of Incorporating Chores Into the Homeschooler’s Life

Cleanliness is half of faith Prophet Muhammad (SAW) [Sahih Muslim] If you ask a homeschooling mother about the struggles and challenges of home education, chances are she will express the constant struggle to keep up with the messes that come along with it. Homeschooling is a fulfilling, enriching, and explorative journey that the family embarks on together, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. However, the journey is messy, sticky, and can be dreadfully disorganized. When we turn our learning loose, and we trade in our lengthy, dull, drawn out curriculum…

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Tips on Homeschooling During Ramadan

Ramadan is an exciting time for Muslims all over the world but, as homeschool mothers, we can often find it exhausting. We are busy running around after the children, preparing and teaching lessons and doing the household chores on top of fasting. Some may wonder how they will be able to cope! Others may find fasting quite easy but would like to know what they can do differently in their homeschool to make the most of this blessed month. Here are some tips to help you homeschool during Ramadan. Focus…

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I Want to Read Only One

I’ve been blog-hopping recently, in an effort to look for ready-to-go Islamic Studies/Quran lesson plans/activities for Z. I’m at a point where I no longer have the time nor energy to brainstorm creative ideas for activities with him like I did with the older kids when they were this age. So I succumbed and have to admit defeat. Usually, I prefer to brainstorm my own activities, but I can’t afford to do that anymore, so I seek to be inspired and benefit from other Muslim homeschooling moms with young children.…

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Are You On The Verge Of Homeschooling?

Are you thinking of homeschooling but unsure of where, when, and how to start? Do you often ask yourself if you are ready to add this extra unique occupation to your motherhood title? It’s natural to go into that thinking mode. Most, if not all homeschooling families, have their own story of how they finally came to making a huge decision to dive into homeschooling. I am very proud to say I am one of those homeschooling parents. For me, it involved some really deep thinking, thorough discussion with my…

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