How to Homeschool while having morning sickness!

I am very honored to have the lovely Mrs. Talented MashaAllah homeschooling Mommy of three Mrs. UmmSuhailah of Ummi’s Circle be a guest blogger here! May Allah reward her for all her work Ameen!
Bismillaah
“All praise and thanks belongs to Allaah. Lord & Creator of all the worlds. May Allaah bestow His mercy upon the Prophet, his family, his companions, and on all of those who follow them in truth until The Last Day” Ameen
As Salaamu Alaikum

Baraka’Allaahu’Feekum

So you look at your EPT (early pregnancy test) or your First Response Pregnancy test and you see that little + sign that says what you already expected. “Your prego!” If your like me you think: “Woo hoo” and then later on you think: “Ouch ouch ouch contractions” lol!

Next thing you know, you’re experiencing morning, afternoon, evening, and daily sickness. You can’t keep your lunch, breakfast, and thoughts down just for a second! You have one child (or more already) and your homeschooling all of them.

The anxiety  can creep in fast when you think about your responsibilities as a: Muslimah, wife, mother, teacher, cleaner, potty training instructor, and the like.

Today let’s just focus on one job- the job of the home teacher.

First, in all things lets keep Allaah first. Make your intentions and make dua. Allaah says in the Qur’aan that He does not put on a believer a burden that they cannot handle.

Find ease in knowing this. That this is a fact and the haqq.

Know that various forms and methods to teaching exist- don’t be afraid to venture into methods that seem unconventional and simply different.

The current method I am using is the  Glenn Doman method- to me this method is very easy for me- and if I was pregnant and home schooling- I would be able to handle this and know that my children are still learning- even though it is merely just flashing cards.

Technology IS your friend! If your pregnant and working with small or older children- use technology- especially when your overcome with nausea so much so that you cannot function-

What do I mean by “cannot function”: ex: you cannot prepare your worksheets and have your materials together because of your morning sickness

So prop  up some pillows- find websites that you and your children can go over that teaches the subject you need your children to learn.

Workbooks- workbooks are a mercy from Allaah- they have all the things that you need – I find rather nice ones at Walmart or my local Target- such as Brainquest-  I use this with my girls- my children love work books.

However if you cannot afford workbooks- then I stress creating small packets that you can use – you can make these packets when you have a surge of energy.

Homeschool co-op Find a parent that can help you teach your children until you can. There are many Muslimahs that may be in your community who are open to teaching others- find them, network and  make it work!

Finally, give yourself a break! Know that it’s ok to get some rest! This is one of the joys of homeschooling- give yourself a much needed break to bounce back! You can redo weeks at a later date :). Your body has rights over you- so get some rest and treat yourself right! It takes a lot to have morning sickness, run a house, home school and handle everyday responsibilities so give in……..slow down……………….and rest.

As a mother of 3- I know rest is important and double the importance when your pregnant! So take a break!

It will probably be a break most welcome by the children as well!

And remember this morning sickness business will pass! Inshaa’Allaah :)

Umm Suhailah

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8 thoughts on “How to Homeschool while having morning sickness!

  1. Bismillaah

    As Salaamu Alaiki Holly!

    Baraka’Allaahu’Feekum for allowing me to be a guest blogger :) I really enjoyed writing for you and I hope you will allow me to write more Inshaa’Allaah.
    Again Mashaa’Allaah really like your wordpress and I’m enjoying your post. Keep up the good work for the sake of Allaah
    xoxo :)

  2. Assalaamu Alaikum Ladies!

    Masha Allaah nice tips and great ideas Umm Suhailah! By the way are you experiencing morning sickness and taking a break!!! : )

    Jazzakumullaah Khayr for sharing!

    1. Walaaikom asalaam waramatulahi wabarakatahu

      She just shared for me since She was homeschooling when she was pregnant with her last so i wanted advice for the mommies from someone who knew what she was talking about instead of me ;)

  3. Bismillaah

    As salaamu alaykunna

    :)@Ameera ok
    Umm Maimoonah lol! I know some sisters that have been homeschooling while prego with morning sickness- hehe
    But i am on a break- need some time off :)- just came out of hiding to write for Holly- can’t turn her down ;)
    Thanks everyone for the kind words!

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