Our Background Story
“Salaam all! Maryam here from @nurturing.learners
I wanted to share our background story behind @nurturing.mamas. The values behind Nurturing Mamas are super close to my heart, not only are they things I struggled with but I felt they are everything that is missing from the homeschooling and motherhood sphere online.
I work as a Homeschool and Parenting coach. The services I offer, are what I craved during my struggles, journey and didn’t want anyone else to feel the same. I was a Mama of two young children and felt overwhelmed, frustrated and super isolated. Through my experience of coaching clients, I felt a great need for this type of membership and support group. My clients all share similar frustrations of feeling overwhelmed, isolated, fearful and lacking support in their role as mothers and homeschooling mothers.
I approached Hafsa @mamateachesme to ask her to join me in this venture to serve our community. There were several reasons why I approached Hafsa. I love the work she is doing and all her fantastic resources. There are so many talented ladies creating wonderful things however I genuinely believe Allah guided me to reach out to Hafsa for a reason. Hafsa’s expertise and skillset complement mine beautifully. We’ve been working together behind the scenes and she is a gem to work with alhamdulillah! We hope to show up and serve our community in the best manner. We can’t wait for you to be part of our village! We understand your struggles, worries and fear because we are you!”
“Salam everyone, Hafsa here from @mamateachesme. When Maryam asked me about to collaborate on this venture, I was very pleased. When we began discussing the groups core values and vision, I knew this was something so needed in our online space and here are some reasons why. I’ve been living in Saudi Arabia for over 4 years now and as an expat, moving to a new place and community as a new mama, is really difficult. With no family support and no village, and still settling in to finding new friends can be really daunting when you have two young children. I was blessed to have known a friend of a friend who opened doors to a whole community of expats who, I realised, literally need one another to really survive – a village of support. I’ve always been so passionate about community building, a quality my parents instilled in us since we were young. So I decided to set up a playgroup here locally which allowed us as mamas with children under 5 to get together and get to know one another in a place where life can feel so isolated – especially if we are homeschooling. Overtime, I noticed mamas were concerned about their children’s education. Some lacked the knowledge, awareness and confidence in homeschooling their children. This is what drove me to set up a Teaching Tips course here and then I followed up with this online too, aiming to reach a wider audience. But I feel Maryam’s approach to parenting as a Parent Coach and her background in working to help mothers, were the perfect combination of skills to compliment my own. So with each others support, ideas, time and effort combined, I believe we are able to bring you all something truly unique and much needed.”
We truly believe the time has come to take back our power as mothers. Parenting and homeschooling is a collective responsibility. We need to bring back the village we all need to parent and homeschool together. The strain parents suffer comes from our attempts to do what it takes a village to do – without the support of a village. Mothers need nurturing and mothering too!