2014 was a big year for our family! Alhamdulilah, the blog has grown quite a bit, so I’m glad to share some of these posts as they may be new to those of you who have joined me this year. If you haven’t signed up for the mailing list to keep updated on new posts, make sure to sign up so you don’t miss what we have coming up in 2015!
This post surprised me in how popular it’s been, but I know it’s a concern for anyone parenting teenagers. One day I’ll get around to making a printable that goes with this post, but for now, you can just copy and paste it to print for yourself. 🙂
I’m really surprised there isn’t more about virtual schools in the blogging world. There’s so many similarities, especially when compared to homeschoolers that use a boxed curriculum. I think virtual schools can be a great resource, but there are definitely downsides. That’s what you get here.
We LOVE using sign language in our home, and now with Amatullah heading toward the “terrible twos,” it seems even more useful that she has two big sisters to teach her sign. I’m so glad to share resources that have been fabulous for teaching my kids sign language, and reducing the tantrums in our home!
Curiosity is normal, so it doesn’t surprise me to see when I guest post elsewhere and people come to my site, they typically make a stop at my page about how both my husband and I embraced Islam. I hope you enjoy it, and get to know our family just a little better.
As simple as this post is, I think a peek into someone else’s day is helpful, and I hope you found it helpful also! In sha Allah I can give an update as life gets more sorted out, though, does it ever?
Last year was tough. We had high hopes, high goals, and and we reached some goals but not others. Top that off with a surprise pregnancy and buying a new house? Welp, failure in some aspects was inevitable.
Life is complicated, and it always stops me in my tracks when someone blatantly asks me, in front of Kira no less, why she doesn’t wear hijab. It’s hard for me to answer in the short amount of time, so for more of my sake than anyone else’s, but in sha Allah others find it eye opening.
As our family grows, organization is key. Our home management binder helped get me organized in our homeschool and managing our day to day lives. I hope you find it useful to set up your own home management binder!
Parenting teenagers has such a bad rap, and I wish more people would highlight the benefits of the teen years for parents! I think that’s one reason this post has been so popular, and I hope you find it uplifting when looking at parenting the teen years for you, too.
I believe in goal setting, especially for students as they get older. We have to know what we’re working toward in order to have good time management. Sign up for the mailing list to get the printable goal setting worksheet!