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Thursday, 10 January 2019

January Reading Challange


I recently wrote about my new year's resolutions and if you read about them or watched my video, you will know that my first one is to read more. I have a terrible habit of buying books and not reading them. Perhaps worse, is my habit of reading the first few chapters and then neglecting the book altogether! I am a huge book lover with a thirst for knowledge so when I spot an interesting book I just have to have it! However, my pile of unread books is growing ever larger and I have to do something about it.


4 books in 4 weeks

Therefore, I have decided to set myself a reading challenge for this month in the hope that, by the end of it, I will have created a new habit of reading and finishing books that will continue for the rest of the year and beyond. I am challenging myself to read one book per week for the next four weeks.


Start by reading unfinished books

I know I will find this challenging so I will give myself a head start by finishing a book I started last month. If you, like me, have some unfinished books, I would encourage you to do the same. I would love to finish all those books I have started and I will aim to do this before purchasing any new ones.




Reach for the book instead of the screen

This is going to be a big one for me. I spend far too long scrolling through social media during the evening or while I breastfeed my daughter. No more! This month I will need to be reaching for my book during those times as well as other periods when I am waiting around. If I am going to complete this challenge I need to read at every opportunity so the phone will be going away. For more ideas on how to read more, check out this blog post.

Choose books from different categories

I have so many different kinds of books I enjoy and my reading list is full of titles from various genres. I would like to make the most of this opportunity by choosing books of different genres to read each week. The first book I have chosen to read is about parenting. I would like other genres to include homeschooling, fiction and possibly self-development. Think about the kinds of books you have in your reading pile. Can you pick four different genres from these? It is good to have a variety as it can help to keep it interesting.

So, who's with me? Who will join me on this challenge and get reading more this year? Check out my Instagram account to follow my journey to reading more. Please share your current reads with me and let me know how you are getting on. I will be using the hashtag #4weeks4books . Don't forget to tag me in your posts!


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New year's resolutions 2019


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Thursday, 3 January 2019

Best of Multicultural Motherhood Blog 2018


What a year 2018 has been! As well as being an active blogger and Instagrammer, this year saw me concentrate properly on my YouTube channel. Over there you will find a mixture of videos covering topics such as motherhood, homeschooling ideas and my life as a Muslim convert.

To celebrate the end of a fabulous year, I would like to share my top five posts of 2018 with you. Here they are.

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Monday, 31 December 2018

New Year's Resolutions 2019


What a year 2018 has been! Full of ups and downs as most years are. A year of juggling motherhood and homeschooling with being a blogger. A year of meeting new people and making connections. A year of reflection on the past and starting to understand what I want out of life and where I want to be.

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Monday, 17 December 2018

Motherhood Musings - Last Baby Turns One!


The first couple of years of a child's life are incredible. They start out as a tiny, helpless bundle unable to do anything for themselves but over the space of two years they learn to sit, walk and begin talking. One of the biggest joys of having children has been to watch this remarkable transformation unfolding before my eyes. I just love to witness each milestone and watch my children grow and develop, learning all the skills they need for independence.

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Sunday, 18 November 2018

The Problem With Muslims


You may have noticed that I have taken a considerable break from blogging recently. It started when I decided to concentrate on my YouTube channel again. This has been taking up a lot of my time but has been thoroughly enjoyable! I just love creating content on video and the children have been enjoying watching back over the things we have done.

I wondered whether I would return to blogging at all. I suppose I may have had writers block (bloggers block (is that a thing?)) and I didn't have any motivation to write. However, there are things I have been pondering lately and I thought writing them down may help me get it all out and work through my feelings on the subject; the problem with Muslims.

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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Language Learning Strategies For Kids


This summer we are taking a well-deserved break from homeschooling. The last year has been rather stressful with the addition of a new baby into the family and adjusting our lives and homeschool routine. 

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Monday, 30 July 2018

Stonehenge and Stone Age Unit Study


We are so lucky to live relatively close to Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world. I took the children to Stonehenge for the first time last year when we were learning about the Stone Ages. It was such a good way to consolidate their learning. Field trips are good like that. In fact, there is a famous quote that states, 'It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times' and I wholeheartedly agree. You should try and let your children learn through practical experience, where possible. 

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