Confessions of a Domestic F…

Bismillah.

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Assalamu aleikum waramatulahi wabarakatuhu dear bloggers,

It has been a long time! I pray this finds you well, ameen. November 2015 – November 2017. Subhanallah, it has been two years since I’m making a living from home while trying to homeschool my son. It has been challenging to say the least. Many days I question my choices of wanting to be home with him. Please put your feet in my shoes haha! I’m human, and I can’t escape the doubts or whispers at times.

That said, it has been a humbling and rewarding experience for me. The stress is still present in my life but at least I get to see how my son is blooming into an intelligent human being masha’Allah. I love the priceless moments I can’t explain, and I make a mental snapshot of them for the future insha’Allah.

I also try not to take his moments of mischievousness to heart. Toddlers can be so trying but I always make a silent prayer when he listens, surprises me, or simply asks for my permission.

Many days I think he is not growing fast enough or speaking the way I want him to express himself. And my patience has improved alhamdullilah. A lot of sign language and key words are usually thrown in our daily conversations. Sometimes, they make the exchange frustrating for him and me but many times I’m happy he’s picking up words I say to him daily. I push myself to not give up because when he repeats the words right away or another day randomly, I know I have taught him that.

So even if sometimes I question my homeschooling skills because he is the only one, and he gets limited amount of time outside with other children at the playground, I’m proud and happy to know that 99% of his vocabulary and ways of acting come from me; the mother because I’m always there for him alhamdullilah. The hubby pitches in too alhamdullilah. He plays with the kiddo the way I don’t always play. I can be pretty serious and intense with my son haha!

I’m sure many mothers can relate. It’s often hard for us to roll on the carpet and play around when we have tons of things to do around the house and the internet. Having said that, I’m really thankful that the kiddo still makes me the number one person to go to in his life. I know my place, and he knows it. Mommy is his ultimate nurturer. And Daddy is really, really, really fun masha’Allah.

Am I a failure or a fabulosity? You decide. I know my answer now alhamdullilah :).

May Allah help us raise the best of the muminun, ameen.

Jazakh’Allah khair for reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~

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A New Parenting Guide Workbook

How to improve your relationship with your child

Jameela Ho

So I’ve finished this guide/workbook last year, would you believe, but I’ve finally managed to put it up on fiverr.

Hey, it wasn’t my fault that I listened to people who say to ‘get all your funnel in place before you launch your product’. I’ve finally said enough to waiting and put it up anyway.

I’m nowhere near to finishing my main product, which is a parenting book about how parents can nurture their relationship with their child through proper communications. I actually have 8500 words for this book but it just snowballed and at the moment seems so insurmountable that I stopped for a while (my procrastination kicking in). I will get back to it one day. Soon, I hope.

So at the moment the ‘lead magnet’ is in place (that is, my guide/workbook). I say that it’s better to have it up out in the world then to…

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5 Ideas to Help Children Memorize Allah’s Names and Attributes

"Mommy, Who Is Allah?"

Memorizing and understanding Allah’s Names and Attributes can be a difficult task especially for children. Children learn at their own pace, which means sometimes it may take some time. Below is a list of wonderful resources aimed to ease the task of memorizing and to simply make learning fun.

http://www.muslimkidsguide.com/5-ideas-to-help-children-memorise-allahs-names-and-attributes/

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Preschool lapbook, Allah made the World – Always Learning Resources

"Mommy, Who Is Allah?"

This is a wonderful hands on activity/craft for pre-school aged children. They will decorate the lapbook with cut outs of the different things that Allah made, such as the sun, fruit, animals, trees… etc.

The author suggests making an “Al-Khaliq” centerpiece for the front cover as an alternative to “Allah Made the World.”

From an emotional intelligence perspective the teacher could divide the lesson into two parts also teaching the virtue of gratitude.

Alhumdulillah for everything! 💗

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“Mommy, Who Is Allah?”

"Mommy, Who Is Allah?"

Super Excited about the up and coming release of the first book, in a series of books, entitled “Mommy, Who Is Allah? (Al-Khaliq, The Creator).

The stories were created in hopes of helping children to get to know and love Allah through His Beautiful Names and Attributes. Each book will tell a story about a conversation held between a mother and her child. Where by, the mother will explain one or more of the Attributes of Allah in a way that will encourage the child to want learn more about Allah, The Creator, The One, The Most Merciful, The King, The Provider, and The Protector. There are six books in all. In Sha Allah.

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What Am I ? – FREE For Five Days

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Assalamu aleikum,

My first children’s book‘What Am I?’ is out! Alhamdullilah.

The direct link is https://www.amazon.com/What-Am-Race-Are-Book-ebook/dp/B01N39Z3X4

– Click to buy at no cost to you with ‘1 click’ once on Amazon.

The paperback on the other hand is not free so make sure you pick eBook for a freebie.

**Based on numerous authentic ahadith saying that it is forbidden to draw animate beings, the characters in ‘What Am I?’ are faceless.**

– If you live in a country or zone where the title is not available, please change your address to a USA address and your country to USA. Then, you can download the story. When you are done, you can change your address back to your actual address.

– If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the app for your device.

  • You can read here on amazon’s cloud here

– Please tell a friend!

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