I feel like Middle Way Mom is starting to come out of infancy, and 2014 was a pretty big year here. There were some dull moments on the blog as my life had some personal excitements with our new home and found out about our surprise pregnancy (just this weekend, our little girl was born, mashaAllah!). Still, through the ups and downs of this year, there are some posts that meant a lot to me, and may or may not have been featured in my Top Posts of 2014 (ranked by traffic). In sha Allah you find them beneficial as well, and share them with your family and friends!
So far I’ve shared two of the fallacies I hear all the time about homeschool moms, and our homeschool lives. I really look forward to sharing more about how we’re not all super homeschool moms, and why that’s okay! This life isn’t meant to be perfect anyway, right?
As with all families, we have had our share of ups and downs in regards to my relationship with my teenage daughter. Alhamdulilah, I feel like we’re in a pretty good place now, where we have a mutual respect, and we generally enjoy each other’s company. In sha Allah my thoughts and ideas about parenting teenagers is beneficial, so I’ve put them all together as one post. These are close to my heart, and why they rank high on my personal favorite posts of 2014.
We use essential oils often in our home! Whether it’s for coughs and colds, mood management, or cleaning, we are reaching for one oil or another on a weekly basis. I love how I can use them alongside other natural remedies to keep our family as healthy as possible, and I love sharing my experience with them in hopes you’ll find them useful as well!
I wish I could give my younger self a lot of advice, especially the early 20’s! Oh, the wisdom I would impart. I loved this idea through iHomeschool Network to share what we would tell ourselves if we could go back to the beginning of our homeschooling journey. There is a lot of wisdom to gain from this iHomeschool Network link-up!