What a year 2019 has been! 2019 was the year that I finally decided to pluck up the courage and start my own blog. Without exaggeration, I have been contemplating starting a blog for over an ENTIRE DECADE , ever since my eldest was born , but I never did. I guess it was not meant to be for me. But I am a true believer in that things happen, when God wants them to happen. So here I am with my own little “baby” and my own little space , my own corner of this online world for me to write. If I am entirely honest, I wish I wrote more last year, but I am still happy with what I achieved .
My big obstacle to blogging more has been truly finding the physical time to do this. Juggling motherhood , domestic duties and homeschooling my five children , it is diffciult to find the time to write. I often try to blog when my children are asleep, but most of the time I am so tired, especially if I have had an early start ( think 6 am and interrupted sleep- my nearly 2 year old still wakes up ), that I end up just browsing on Instgram for 30 min before going to bed myself. But I am trying to change this and I intend to blog a bit more this year 2020. Do not want to make some big promises to myself though hahaha.
So , to celebrate the end of an amazing year, I would like to share my top five posts of 2019 with you. Here they are :
1 )Homeschool Chat with Sarah Javed– in 2019 I decided to start The Homeschool Chat series , in which homeducators /unschoolers from various nationalities, race, religion answered questions related to the way they home educate. The main intention behind these series was to give those who do not homeschool and or those who are interested in home education, but not sure where to start , a little glimpse into the beautiful world of homeschooling. I did two seasons of the homeschool Chat series last year and there will be new ones in 2020 too, which I hope you also find inspirational and beneficial.The most read interview from these series was with the lovely Sarah, a homeschooling mama of three children and an author from the UK. You can read my interview with her here- https://letslearnmama.home.blog/2019/06/25/home-school-chat-with-sarah-javed/
2) 12 Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha books for children – Throughout the years, I have always found it a struggle to find books on Hajj and Eid ul -Adha. There are so many more books for Ramadan in comparison to the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah. However, I made it a bit of a mission for myself to find more books related to Hajj in 2019. So this blog post will give you a selection of the various books. I have separated them in two sections – books on Hajj and books on Eid-ul Adha. You can read my blog post here-https://letslearnmama.home.blog/2019/07/28/12-hajj-and-eid-ul-adha-books-for-children/
3) Top 10 Ramadan resources and activity books for children aged 6 and above – This blog post contains various free Ramadan and Islamic related resources , which I have found extremely beneficial for my children. They include a wide range from lapbooks, notebooks, Ramadan journals and much more. You can find my blog post here-https://letslearnmama.home.blog/2019/04/28/top-10-ramadan-resources-and-activity-books-for-children-aged-6-and-above/
4) My Top 20 Children’s Islamic Books for 2019- This year, without a shadow of doubt, I purchased the most children’s Islamic books that I have ever done in recent years. I think part of the reason is that unlike ten years ago, when there wasn’t that much on the market , now the publishing industry for Islamic books is truly booming. We are truly blessed and spoilt to have so many new and exciting titles coming up every year. This blog post contains a list of our favourite Children’s Islamic books that we read in 2019. I have tried to include books for various age ranges- 0-5, 5-9, 9-12, so hopefully there will be something that will cater for your children. To read the full blog post, click here- https://letslearnmama.home.blog/2019/12/21/my-top-20-childrens-islamic-books-for-2019/
5 )Homeschool Advice Part 1 This blog post is little compilation of all the 16 answers from the homeschool parents, that took part in the Homeschool Chat series Season 1, to the question : ” What advice would you give to anyone who wants to start home educating their child/children?” And if you know anyone , who is about to embark on their first year of home schooling and can do with a bit of re assurance and support , why not forward the link to them. I am sure they will be grateful to you ! Here is the blog post- https://letslearnmama.home.blog/2019/08/28/homeschool-advice-part-1/
So there you have it, my top five posts of 2019. I wanted to say a big ” Thank you ” to all of you who read my blog posts, for all the likes and comments . It has not been unnoticed and it is truly what keeps me going to write more. I hope you find my content in 2020 useful too and you follow me along this journey!
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