Ummi: I am a revert to Islam of 14 years alhamdulillah. Married to an Algerian. Mother to 4 children who you’ll meet below. I love the sea, writing, and am an avid reader. I run a charity called SOLACE UK (www.solaceuk.org) and would love to travel more one day insha’Allah! I love home educating my children. There was a time where I was finding it difficult – not knowing how I should do it/whether I was doing it correctly etc. I feel like alhamdulillah I have found my groove. Meet my children…

R (currently aged 9) is my eldest child and daughter mashaAllah. She has always been home educated and loves learning new things. She is an avid reader, loves all animals but has a special fondness for horses. R is sensible, kind, and loves her deen mashaAllah. She is currently engaged in a heavy hifdh program and I hope she completes her hifdh inshaAllah. She enjoys doing science experiments and is a mini Ummi to her brothers and sisters below…

Z (currently aged 5.5) is my second child. Z is a very special child. He always makes us laugh and definitely gives me a run for my money. He is my special ‘test’ and it is him that makes me turn to Allah in duaa…I see that as a good thing. Behind his hard exterior is a very affectionate child. He is the first one who is concerned if I’m ill mashaAllah. Z is always making things out of paper. Give him glue, scissors and paper and he’ll transform it into something amazing mashaAllah.

Y (currently aged 3.5) is my third child. Y was my water baby and my first natural delivery. Search the archives for my VBA2C Waterbirth story. His character is as per his name: kind, wise and caring. He is academically advanced for his age and I just love engaging in discussion with him mashaAllah. He is obsessed with drawing…an artist in the family perhaps?!

S (currently aged 11 months) is my fourth child. S mashaAllah has brought so much joy to our family. She is adored by all. A girl after two very active boys, I’m just enjoying the whole girly thing again. She seems to be a mix between R and Z’s personality at the moment…but time will tell.

7 responses »

  1. Assalamoalaikum sister,
    maashaaAllah tabarakaAllah.

    Allah reward you for sharing with all of us. i absolutely love your posts maashaaAllah.
    always inspiring and down to earth.

    i wasn’t sure where to post but wanted to ask a question.(s) (also i wasn’t sure where i would find a post on this topic on your blogg)

    Do you have an area set up in your house where the children do their work? did you have this all set up from when the children were very young?
    I’ve found that by having a dedicated space for kids – they can explore, make a mess, and just be more relaxed.

    i really wanted to get more tips insha Allah.
    thank you

    umm Abdullah

    • Walaikum assalam sister
      I just wrote a long reply to your comment and my battery cut out. InshaAllah i’ll write a post instead. If I forget to do so in the next week. .. please remind me!!

  2. Assalamoalaikum sister.
    JazakAllah khair for ur response and continued posts on the blog.

    If ur not too busy please could you share with us how u set up space for your children. ESP. When R was younger. My little one is 3 maashaaAllah

    Look forward to a post.

    • Walaikum assalam sister
      If you look back at posts written in 2007/2008 under planning you should be able to find some relevant posts inshaAllah.

  3. Asalaamu alaykum ukhti
    I really like your blog and have followed it for years being a home school Umi myself and a revert to Islam Alhamdulillah.
    Is there an email you have as I need to talk to you?

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