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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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Being Organized – The Home Binder

A common question homeschooling families get is how to stay organized. I did mention some systems to stay organized in a previous post, but I thought I’d share my own home binder. In sha Allah it helps give ideas for … Continue reading

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Field Trip Friday: Aquarium Edition!

We are all starting to feel a bit locked in our home around here lately! While we can’t enjoy the great outdoors lately (umm… -5F high predicted on Monday!), it’s pretty awesome to feel like you’re somewhere tropical for an … Continue reading

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Balance: A New Year’s Focus

What do we have in common? Most people do not have the same family situation as us with such a large split in ages between two kids. I think one thing many moms struggle with is balance. How do we … Continue reading

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Basic Learning Concepts – Fun Play!

I may have a boat load of kids, just so I can keep doing preschool activities! Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready has time and time again proven to be such a valuable resource in bringing education to simple tasks. … Continue reading

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Is TV a Valuable Teaching Tool?

TV and Movies are one of the most effective babysitters in modern history. Need to get dinner made? Pop in a movie. Can’t seem to get all the laundry folded with a toddler under foot? Turn on a TV show. … Continue reading

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Is Religion a Side Dish?

If you had all your priorities on a plate, where would religion be? Not where you want it to be, but where does it actually fit? For many, it is a side dish at best… maybe a dessert, or even … Continue reading

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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

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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

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