Author Archives: Shannen Espelien

New and improved Intro to Homeschooling

New and improved Intro to Homeschooling page! http://ow.ly/jfkS7

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Yay! I can use WordPress Reader on HootS

Yay! I can use WordPress Reader on HootSuite! In sha Allah I’ll keep up with you mamas I’ve been following this whole time.

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No new content on this page! Move on over!

I’m getting things a bit ironed out on the new page, http://www.middlewaymom.com, so I’m only posting there now. If you only view this blog via the WordPress Reader, come on over and subscribe via email, FB, Twitter, Google +, RSS … Continue reading

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UPDATE FEED – Hijab, Travelling, and Lessons for a Teen

If you are reading this, you are connecting to the older website. Please join us at http://www.middlewaymom.com and update your feeds.  Let me first put this out there: I wear hijab (the traditional Muslim headscarf plus loose, modest clothing) and I believe … Continue reading

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When is Compost Finished, and What to Do With It?

If you are reading this, you are connecting to the older website. Please join us at http://www.middlewaymom.com and update your feeds.  We’ve been talking a lot about compost and how to take care of it… but what’s the point? What’s … Continue reading

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Update Your Feed – I’m Moving!

While I was planning on waiting a bit longer to move to a self-hosted site, there was just too good of an opportunity to pass up!  Come on over to http://www.middlewaymom.com and let me know what you think either by … Continue reading

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Qur’an Memorization Through Puberty

We’ve already talked about how to get through puberty alive in the past, but memorizing Qur’an with a girl in puberty presents slightly different challenges given she will have her period from time to time. Since she shouldn’t be handling … Continue reading

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Bridging the (Age) Gap

With blended families, it isn’t all that uncommon for there to be a large age gap. My sister and I are nine years apart, and Little Miss and Care Bear are almost eleven years apart. In a homeschool, it can … Continue reading

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Field Trip Friday: World Hijab Day Edition!

February 1st is World Hijab Day, and I want to encourage everyone to participate, especially any non-Muslims! What is World Hijab Day? Simply, it is one day for women who do not typically wear hijab (the traditional Muslim headscarf) to … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Islam Shall Return:
Ibn al-Qayyim said: “The one with a dead heart will make you feel lonely. So, take advantage of his absence as much as possible, because you will not feel lonely except when he is…

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