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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

About

I started homeschooling when my oldest was almost four.
I'm a native Texan who grew up mostly in Europe (Army brat), Virginia. I've traveled all over, even as far as Malaysia, Taiwan and Australia. I was always somewhat different from the crowd, (my mom is somewhere nodding in agreement, lol), and I thank ALLAH for leading me to Islam and away from that which is of no benefit to me, AlhamduLILLAH.

I love to read when I get the chance, and on occasion - mostly when I'm feeling guilty and lazy, I get up and exercise. I'm a kettle-bell lifting, indoor cycling kind of girl.

I love the creative side of life and enjoy photography and knitting from time to time. I like to write but my skills are much neglected since starting a family and taking care of my little ones.

I moved to Canada after marrying my husband the programming geek in 2003, and I've been here ever since. In the beginning, it felt a little strange to be here but now I can't imagine living anywhere else - but you never know.

9 comments:

Sahdia said...

as-salaammualykum
i pray to Allah swt that you are in the best of health and imaan.(ameen)
im a muslim mother of 2 boys aged 3 1/2 and 2 mashaAllah.im from the u.k. ive been thinking of homeschooling my boys, id just like to know why you choose to, the reasons?
jazakAllah khair

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam, Sister.

May ALLAH make things easy for you, AMEEN.

I chose to homeschool for a number of reasons.

First, affordability. We have four children and the cost of homeschooling versus Islamic school is so vast!

Second, my daughter is six and reads at a level way beyond her years, mashaALLAH. She started taking Qur'an and Arabic classes at the local Islamic school. The children that are her age are just learning to read and she's reading books written for 9-12 year olds. There's no way that I could put her in school now. She's beyond the public school levels for her age and they are reluctant to place her in a much higher grade.

Third, the quality of education that they would receive would be below my standards. I'm not trying to be mean, but I do notice that they spend a significant portion of the day on discipline at the Islamic school and I like choosing from whom my children learn their behavioral habits.

These are just a few reasons, there are plenty more!

InshaALLAH, Email me and we can talk some more.

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia

Iman said...

Assalamu alaikum
Masha Allah uhti. BarakaLlahu fiki for all you blog.
Me liked all you blog!
May Allah help you! Amin

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam, Sister Iman.

JazakILLAH Khairin for your kindness.

May ALLAH make things easy for you and your family (AMEEN)

take care,
Nakia

Umm Fatima said...

Assalaamu alaykum

I'm a mother of one living in the US and I am seriously considering homeschooling... my girl is still an infant but every time I remember my public school experiences I cringe and swear I could never subject my daughter to that.

I am concerned about socialization, though. How do you get your kids to play and learn with other children their ages when you live in a non-Muslim country and are so selective about their playmates (they have to be Muslim, good adab, etc)? I have no question that the quality of education would be better, but what about the socialization factor?

jazaku Allah khayr

green mommy said...

Assalamualaikum,

So happy to find your blog, a friend of mine send me your link, alhamdulillah. I'm also a homeschool mom of 4: 9yo, 7yo, 3yo and 9mo.

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam,

Glad you stopped by :)

Take care,
Nakia

Iman said...

Assalamu Alaikum WaRAhmatuLlah Wabarakatuhu!
How are you sister? How are your kids?
I have a link for kids here http://gakish.com/matematika-cifry/raskraski-s-primerami-po-matematike.htm and here http://gakish.com/razvivayushhie-igry/raskraski-s-labirintom.htm

abayashop said...

Assalamualaikum,


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