Tag Archives: academics

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

Posted in Islam, MWM | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Standardized Testing and Toddlers

Quiet, uninterrupted time + toddler = <does not compute> In our state, standardized testing is required even though you are not required to turn in the scores. There are a number of options for completing this from finding a location … Continue reading

Posted in MWM | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

How Learning Logic Ruins You

What? How can someone who loves The Well Trained Mind be saying such a thing! Well, it’s true. When you open up the floodgates to learning logic, there’s no going back. I should say, I love logic. I seriously get … Continue reading

Posted in MWM | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Beating Myself Up

Okay, I have to think I’m not the only one… I looked over Care Bear’s work and was pretty disappointed with how many corners are cut. I’m beating myself up big time. Literally crying while making dinner last night feeling … Continue reading

Posted in MWM | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Prepping for the DSST Exams!

Wow, it is exciting to get close to Care Bear’s first DSST exam! InshaAllah she does well, but I’m really looking for her to have the experience so we know what we are heading into going forward. She has been … Continue reading

Posted in MWM | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

10 Way to Pinch Homeschool Pennies

Homeschooling can get expensive, quick. Getting boxed curriculum is a known and planned cost, but it doesn’t come cheap. Choosing to select your own curriculum quickly can turn into a shopping spree. How can we contain the costs while still … Continue reading

Posted in Intro to Homeschooling, MWM | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Prep, prep, and more prep

It may be the nesting taking over a bit, but I’ve been quite busy lately. This is quite a change from the “drag myself to do anything” energy level I’d been feeling for a couple months, alhamdulilah! I remember after … Continue reading

Posted in MWM | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Homeschool Resources

In our Intro to Homeschooling series, we have so far talked about: Why would you homeschool? Homeschool Methods Laws regarding homeschooling Today we’ll cover some resources to get your started, or to supplement your existing homeschool. We’ve covered some already, … Continue reading

Posted in Intro to Homeschooling, MWM | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Co-op Days

Homeschool co-ops can add a lot of flavor to your week! Our family goes to two different homeschool groups each week: one is a secular educational group where Care Bear takes classes in science and art, and the other is … Continue reading

Posted in MWM | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

New Books!

First, I have to express part of the fun of homeschooling is all the packages you get in the mail! There’s always the¬†curiosity¬†of “What is it??” before you open it, then you open it and get to explore this new … Continue reading

Posted in MWM | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments