iLoveRobots Introduces Blended Reality with the Mechatars: Review & Giveaway

We’re SO excited to share this awesome review of iLoveRobot’s newest robotic blended reality toy that hits the market this week! The girls have been reading vicariously about robotics and building their own, so any opportunity to review anything robotics-related, is definitely on the top of their list. Honestly, I had to make my “case” […]

Our First American Muslim Mom Channel: Homeschool! Yay!

Salam. We’re excited to launch American Muslim Mom’s very first channel on the American Muslim Mom Blog Network…alhumdulilah! Again, to our fabulous dedication, and awesome work Ummah Design developed the site, so conveniently linked to on the top navigation bar as “Homeschool Channel“. We have not forwarded all the past homeschooling articles, however as we […]

Homeschool Halaqas: Taking Baby Steps Towards Homeschooling

Below are all the links I referred to in my guest appearance to the Homeschool Halaqas‘ debut webinar, Sunday, September 18, 2011, which is entitled “Baby Steps”. I’m the fourth speaker with 10-15 minutes to answer dozens of questions, and familiar with the other speakers’ children’s ages and focus, I opt to quickly rush through […]

Homeschoolers Have Intellectual Vitality says Stanford

Here’s our last post on American Muslim Mom defining Intellectual Vitality and Intellectual Curiosity. I share in great detail why striving for the best education possible is an obligation of every Muslim, and more so for our children as their own job besides worshiping Allah, subhanallah wa Ta’ala, following the Sunnah of the Rasul, sallallahi […]

Homeschooling Step 1: Know Your Legal Rights & Obligations

Home School Legal Defense Association is the country’s advocacy association for homeschoolers since 1983, and is a must-have resource for all homeschoolers in America. Whenever an interested or new homeschool family inquires what their first step is, I always say go to their site Find your state here, Go to the upper-right-box which shows the […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-17

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-10: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-03: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08… http://t.co/7yyyoxB # Building Social Buzz to Fire Up Your Internet Marketing Efforts!: I had no idea that  69% of the 29.6 million sm… http://t.co/0r5QHPq # @buehlered: @MegfromCT Wow great stuff about ACT. We always planned to focus on SAT & see what […]

Defining Intellectual Vitality and Intellectual Curiosity

HomeSchool Never Stops on Saturday button

Ever wondered what Ivy League and top-tier (Top 50) universities and colleges really look for? Well, Antonio Buehler of Buehler Education introduced this amazing term  to my girls and I: “Intellectual Vitality”. So, what is it? How do some kids possess this, and others do not? Intellectual Vitality defined by Stanford University We want to […]

Dads ARE Capable of Doing the Laundry Too! Watch this Hysterical Clorox 2 Video

Clorox 2

I was invited to participate is a Clorox 2 Mom Blogger Challenge. Given I’m just weaning back to blogging, I really didn’t want to participate, even though the Mom Blogger who gets the most views would win a year’s supply of laundry detergent, a brand new washer and dryer and other goodies…BUT, when I clicked […]

What Ways Do You Give Back to Your Community?

Maximus - The Black Arabian Stallion

Thanks to Walgreens for sponsoring my writing. Help Walgreens help others! Visit their Facebook page here to learn about their charitable partners and decide which cause Walgreens will donate to with a quick vote.” First, charity starts at home. Beyond our family duties and responsibilities, its incumbent of all Muslims to give back to the […]

International Islamic Fashion Design Contest – Last Day to Vote…for my 11yo’s 2 designs, please ;-)

Silk Route Style In

No age restrictions, no expertise status required. “…we are looking for talent; raw or refined we are not here to make a distinction. If you have an eye for fashion and are passionate about designing then you qualify.”  The second year in a row, Silk Route Clothing is hosting the Silk Route Jilbab Design Competition. […]

Learning the Qur’an for free – Tanzil.net Review

As a follow-up to our popular article, Learning the Qur’an for Free Online – QuranExplorer.com and HarfKids.com, it’s imperative to share the top site my girls use now for their Qu’ran memorization: Tanzil.net. They found this resource themselves and prefer it to Qur’an Explorer for the following reasons: Tanzil.net – Great Qur’an Memorization Website Once […]