Hello and Salaam!
I’m Hafsa, a former Primary School Teacher turned Homeschooling Mama teaching my two beautiful and highly entertaining girls – 7 year old Ammarah and 5 year old Hibah. We are from the UK but by the blessing of Allah we have been residing in the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia for the past 5 years now (almost).
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What started off as our personal blog which followed our journey through homeschooling in Saudi Arabia, has now turned into a creative space for me to share teaching / learning tips and resources I use with my own children and make available to you through our shop.
As much as we love living in Saudi Arabia, many a time we are short on resources including books, printables. A lot of the time we can get quite creative and recycle and just use what we have. Many a time, I’ve found I’ve had to create alternative Islamic Resources so they are accessible to my girls. One of our first major projects which actually began this journey to start creating digital resources was The Seerah Project. We spent nearly a year on refining this Project. After all, how will our children follow a sunnah or understand the religion unless they know about the Greatest Man who ever lived – Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). And so began my journey to design resources for our creative Islamic learning.
For us, we don’t teach Islam as a subject – instead we try to nurture Islam into our way of life so our children are grounded in who they are from a young age. There are so many ways our children can access their faith, but sometimes we might find age-inappropriate resources, or stories with difficult language or Islamic concepts that are introduced way too early. And so I, Hafsa @mamateachesme (as many of you know me like this) am on this mission to create accessible, fun creative digital resources for Muslim Kids (primarily) available online and easy to download wherever you are in the world – because I know this struggle too!
The blog section itself is full of blogposts dating back to 2017 starting with me sharing my own approach to homeschooling by creating and applying my own curriculum weaving Quran and Islamic Studies into our daily learning as well. Along the way, I created a Youtube Series called Tuesday Teaching Tips – the girls decided it should be called Mama’s Teaching Tips instead! Essentially I’ve taken what I learnt from my Primary School Teaching and now Homeschooling and Parenting journey and incorporated it into our homeschool.
You will also find some of our reflections and experiences of life in Saudi Arabia, teaching tips, travel posts and Book and Resource reviews here too.
One thing I am truly passionate about is helping other mamas – especially those that struggle to homeschool or are just struggling to find the balance! Along side Maryam @nurturing.learners we co-founded Nurturing Mamas as a safe space for Mamas – a membership group with a judgement free space, weekly accountability, masterclasses, Homeschool & Parenting Courses – all those things we wish were available to us when we started out. You can find out more www.nurturingmamas.co.uk
It’s all great knowing about the blog and resources – but I thought you might like to know a few fun facts about us. So the girls and I LOVE our Arts and Crafts, baking, the Turkish Language and History, hiking and travelling, and our new obsession weaving! We are determined to weave our own rug some day (in sha Allah). Ammarah loves all things Lego and puzzles, she also likes to read! Hibah loves all things dinosaurs and doesn’t go anywhere without her teddy monkey!
That’s pretty much it from us for now. Thank-you so much for stopping by!
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