Coming Soon . . .

July 17, 2007

Asalaam ‘Alaikum Everyone:

I’m sure some of you were wondering if I would ever crawl back out of my hole.  Well, I guess I am now, insha’Allah.  We’ve been working hard on trying to balance everything out – get settled in homeschooling, get adjusted to new baby and her many demands (masha’Allah), and with everything else that comes our way.

Alhumdulilah, we are still here – we are still homeschooling and I am (from time to time) still making new materials.  Along the way I have also found some things that are really neat to use with the girls for different subjects and want to share them with you, insha’Allah.  Right now, I just wanted to say that we are here – we are back and expect to hear from me soon.

Some things have changed.  We have decided to enroll our oldest in K-12 this coming year.  Believe it or not, we are pretty excited.  Now, before I get accused of “bailing out” I want you to know that we are still homeschooling and we are ensuring that our daughters have the right influences in their lives and that is why we homeschool.  I would love to hear from any other parents who have used K-12 curriculum as I have questions!  We will see how this year goes – if it does not go well, we will have to rethink our plan.  We are ready for that possibility.

Anyway, just wanted you to know that we are doing well and I plan to post as soon as I can get some free time, insha’Allah.  I look forward to sharing with you.

By the way:  Believe it or not that picture at the top of this post is actually a photograph of a science experiment we conducted.  We had so much fun and I enjoyed how the picture turned out that we made it into a background for our computer (a tad altered)!  Yes, I have been trying to learn a bit about nature photography and the like (one of my many passions!) which I hope to develop, insha’Allah.
Asalaam ‘Alaikum,

Sumayyah Umm SAA

3 Responses to “ Coming Soon . . . ”

  1. Umm Junayd on July 22, 2007 at 5:30 am

    Wa ‘alaikumus-salaam.

    TabaarakAllaah! It’s good to hear from you, ukhtee. I’ve been worried, but I guessed you were extremely busy.

    You’re not the only one ‘taking a new turn’.

    Junayd will be starting nursery (I thin that’s equivalent to pre-K where you are) part-time. I feel guilty for letting him go, but also guilty for keeping him at home.

    We just do things for our kids and we shouldn’t let ANYONE make us feel otherwise.

  2. Razzberry on July 24, 2007 at 9:04 am

    as salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh

    How lovely to hear from you :) I have purchased a curriculum too but supplement with a lot of other things on the side. Other than Islamic studies, we want to do standard subjects only maybe 4 days a week, saving the other days for enrichment, family and community work in shaa Allah. Let us homeschooling mums continue to stay in touch and lend support to one another OK? *hugs*

  3. EFfloresce on August 17, 2007 at 1:34 am

    I am grateful for this wonderfully informative blog – thankyou for taking the time and sharing your home educating experiences..your post on apples has inspired me very much :)

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