“Mommies are nocturnal”

Assalaamu alaikum

Zahra asked “Mommy why don’t you have your pajamas on?”

I answered and said “I am not going to bed right now.”

She asked “Why?”

Imaan answered ” Because Mommies are nocturnal.”

Well said Imaan! LOL! Yes this mommy has been pretty nocturnal of late alhamdulillah. I am trying out a new strategy which includes some planned curriculum bits and bobs lapbooks researched and printed and at least a 6 week chunk of work and unit studies prepared insha Allah. Its been an uphill climb with a teething 10 month old who just loves to “touch” my laptop. But insha Allah it will be worth it to not be flying by the seat of my pants!

So we have been taking a homeschool break and the kids have enjoyed playing outside in the garden making mud pies…in the trees…in the blow up pool. We have plans for cherry picking, swimming, braaing (BBQ), picnicking, and generally having a full on summer holiday and coming back to school with a newΒ  plan and new energy insha Allah.

Please make duah that Allah grants us success πŸ™‚

Fee Amaanillah

Umm Imaan


  1. Assalaamu Alaikum!

    Oh yeah I think all mummies got to carry that title!!! Well awaiting to see your plan in action Insha Allaah! So tempting to know what you all have come up with! May Allaah reward you for all the trouble taken and give you success in every step you take. Aameen!

  2. Bismillaah

    As Salaamu Alaiki

    Lol for sure I must be nocturnal πŸ™‚ looks at clock : 10:53 p.m.
    How long are you guys on break? I use breaks to catch up on some lesson plans- I did that early this summer staying up late, working during the kiddos afternoon naps.
    Inshaa’Allaah all goes well for you and the family Ameen

    [email protected] 10 month old! Hehe. Sounds like fun times to me!

    • Wa alaikum salaam πŸ™‚ We will be on a break till 2nd week of Jan insha Allah. Yes I feel I am always working when I am not with them I am practically glued to my laptop! I am enjoying this summer break tho. The girls are asking why we are not doing school and when we are going to start πŸ™‚

      Ameen to your duah πŸ™‚

      Yeah Sakeenah is suuuper cute but such a handful now that she is in the unpacking stage! I am going to have to change my setup with her as my very accessible school shelves are toooo tempting for her!

  3. asalamualikum wa rahmatullah,
    what an amusing reply from such a young girl mashAllah. I am really looking forward to seeign your plans. Enjoy your break. I will be thinking of you enjoying summer while we freeze.

    • Wa alaikum Salaam wa rahmatullahi wabarakatu πŸ™‚

      I am enjoying my break, its been fun alhamdulillah! Its actually raining today alhamdulillah, we have such varied weather here in Cape Town its actually a nice relief after all the heat. May Allah make your winter to be of benefit to you πŸ™‚

  4. assalamu alaikum,

    MashaAllah what an answer!

    We would love to see your next year plans and all those wonderful resources you have found soon inshaAllah. May Allah give you strength and barakah in your homeschooling.

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