Posts tagged ‘Monday Moments’

September 12, 2011

Monday Mommy Moments: I love being a Mom!

Here is my monday mommy moment for today: Making memories/ being a mom

We started homeschooling from birth and have not stopped since then. Our oldest son is now four years old, and we have so much to look back on! We pray when they all grow up they will have the fondest memories of being with their parents and enjoying getting an education.  I went through my phone the other day and saw some beautiful pictures, I must have somehow forgotten about them, of the boys at the garden and them lovingly touching my face. I felt so good inside seeing the pictures and it really made me think: this is why we do it

This is why we spend our nights making projects, coming up with fun ideas, and this is why we take time to be our child’s first teacher. We are making a positive impact and awesome memories for our children. It is a blessing that we can share what we love and who we love with the world.

It is more important that our children feel the love that we put into everything we do for them. I imagine them growing up and telling their children their wonderful childhood memories. I pray they in turn do similar with their own children. I love being a mom, it is such a rewarding and beautiful station in life. I am so blessed I get to experience this and alhamdulilah Allah (God) is Most Kind to me for entrusting me with the lives of such beautiful children.

So I ask you, what memories are making? Are you making a positive impact in your child’s life? Don’t you just love being a mom!

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September 5, 2011

Monday Mommy Moments: Thank You!

I posted on twitter the other day about feeling like I am alone in the forest, and talking to myself some days. That’s how I feel when it comes to what I share on the blog, facebook, and twitter. My friend reminded me to keep the focus  and remember the intention. That was some great advice.

My intent from the start has been to share our journey with others and our love of homeschooling our children. The children are the most important reason why I keep this up. They benefit from it and we are closer in our relationship. My son said to me the other day “Ummi, thank you for school.”

It really touched my heart. How powerful and meaningful a thank you can be. He get’s it, he appreciates it and I am not alone in the forest but a mom whose children appreciate her. That made me feel good inside.  Even on days where I feel tired and my oldest son ask to play tag, I muster up the energy to run around the house with all three of them because I feel good knowing they feel good.

 

Alhamdulilah his thank you made my day, my week, my life. From the youngest of us to the oldest, never under estimate the power of showing gratitude and saying thank you

Did you thank someone today?

August 29, 2011

Monday Mommy Moments: Pretend Play

My facebook status message said:

I’ve been to the moon, slept in a cave, hid from the big bad wolf, was a robot that told jokes, flew my paper airplane to my island, ran from baby cheetahs, and was a super hero all in my living room. The joys of pretend play.” -Ameera Rahim

I’ve decided to write some memorable moments each Monday. Every day we play pretend in our home also known as open-ended. I’ve learned my children are good at telling stories about dragons and Muslim heros. There is so much benefit to pretend play. For us the pretend play has:

  • Brought us closer
  • Encouraged healthy play
  • Use of the mind
  • Helped us solve problems
  • Learn about other places
  • Learn about people
“The importance of Imaginative play in child’s development cannot be stressed enough. In our modern overly technological society a child’s imagination is often paralysed with fast-moving pictures of a television set or brightly colored 3-D worlds of computer games. Often, parents concentrate on getting their preschoolers school-ready by paying a lot of attention to learning the alphabet and numbers but forgetting how important it is to nurture their child’s imagination” http://www.articlesbase.com/home-and-family-articles/imaginative-play-benefits-of-pretend-play-for-childs-development-games-scenarious-ideas-317173.html

It inspires our children to be creative and use their imaginations. We encourage parents to promote pretend play in their home. It can be easy as setting up a center in the home dedicated to pretend play such as puppets, dress up clothes, and big boxes! Their world is full of different ideas and letting them have an outlet to use their imagination is beneficial to their development.

Not only providing a space for them but also joining them has so much rewards. I always get a good laugh after an hour or two of pretend play. It has brought my children closer to me because we have fun and join them in their world of astronauts, jungles, and sea creatures. MashaAllah as always we incorporate learning into our pretend play time. If we are on the moon for the day, we will mention what the moon looks like and it’s shape. If we are butterflies we are first caterpillars! even after we read a good book, we will act it out and live it in our living room!

What a wonderful world 🙂

What will you be today? Where will you go?