Umrah with Kids

Straightforward Tips from a Veteran Mom Ever since we moved to Doha back in 2009, we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to perform umrah multiple times. The youngest that my children have gone for umrah was when my daughter was 10 and my youngest was 3. Umrah became a yearly trip for us so I

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The Hunger Games – A Parent’s Guide

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a dystopian-action novel that is a spin-off and prequel to the hugely popular The Hunger Games trilogy. Now that the trailer for this movie was recently released, pre-tweens and teens will want to get their hands on this book. Since our children have read the novels (and watched

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How Parent Can Level Up When Raising Gamers

I fought. I really did. I used every weapon in my parenting arsenal to keep my kids from gaming. I had read all the studies on how children developed neurological impairments, eating disorders, and back issues (yes, back issues!) from gaming.  Together, my husband and I used gaming restrictions, limited access to app stores, and

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4 College Admission Myths Debunked

Now that most of the deadlines have passed, the families of high school seniors, including ours, are anxiously awaiting the verdicts. This is my third time going through the process and I feel our family has been thrown a curveball each time. When my daughter applied, we were complete newbies and had to navigate the

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Online Safety in 2021

In the age of a pandemic, much of the world is now functioning on various virtual platforms. This reality has shaped every aspect of human interaction, from the way that we work, the strategies we use for teaching and learning, the way we behave with one another when face-to-face, down to the way we parent

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Fall Course Announcement

Registration is now open for tween/teen students to participate in my Lives of the Prophet Course. Each week, we will conduct a brief study of the following prophets: Prophet Adam (as), Prophet Nuh (as), Prophet Hud (as) and Prophet Salih (as). This course is appropriate for 10-14-year-olds. I will take a maximum of 40 registrants.

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Standardized Test Prep for HS Students

A Quick Guide to Standard Test Prep for High School Students Since I posted that my son (12th grader) is taking the SAT exam this weekend, I have gotten a lot of DM’s from moms who are curious to know what steps he’s taken to study for the exam. I thought that this would be

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Drawing Teens Back to Qur’an

When my older two were 5 and 7 years old, we were visiting my mom’s house. My daughter was reading a book and my son was playing with toys. One of my aunts came to visit and she asked my son, “Read some Qur’an for me.” He was confused but being that she was an

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The Three Quls

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. About: This course is designed to help your teen / tween understand the meaning of the three Quls. The course is free but spots are limited. Zoom links will be sent 2-3 days prior to the start of the course. Please make sure that your child is sitting in a quiet location

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Prophet Ibrahim

When I told the class that I would cover the story of Prophet Ibrahim (as), at least three of the kids said “We already know this story.” (only 3??) Of course they know it. But did they know that Ibrahim (as) was the only one in his town that did not worship idols? Did they

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