Thursday October 30th 2014

Roadschooling

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We're on the road again for a quick getaway to Corpus Christi. I thought we were just going to have some [...]


A Huge Lesson I Learned on Our Latest Roadschool Trip:  Knowledge Needs PASSION! A Huge Lesson I Learned on »

After two weeks full of new experiences with my kids, I've learned many invaluable lessons. One of which [...]


Roadschooling:  10 Ways to Find COOL and UNUAL Things to Do on Your Next Trip Roadschooling: 10 Ways to »

Once you decide where to go, the next question is to figure out what to do once you get there! Before [...]


MISCELLANEOUS

A Huge Lesson I Learned on Our Latest Roadschool Trip:  Knowledge Needs PASSION!

A Huge Lesson I Learned on Our Latest Roadschool Trip: Knowledge Needs PASSION!

After two weeks full of new experiences with my kids, I've learned many invaluable lessons. One of which is the importance of sharing one's passions with their children. We've done TONS of hands on things with the kids, but the experience they KEEP talking about (and drawing about) is the brief time we spent visiting the home of Louisa May [...]

Can Religious Studies be Unschooled?  An Unconventional Approach to Teaching Islamic Studies (Part I)

Can Religious Studies be Unschooled? An Unconventional Approach to Teaching Islamic Studies (Part I)

This is a question that's been on my mind for quite some time. For those who follow this blog, you know by now that I subscribe to a philosophy of education called unschooling. In essence, this means that we don't follow any set curriculum to dictate what we learn, and when , relying instead on the direction initiated by my children. But I [...]

This Mommaholic Wants to Get Political

I feel a stirring deep inside of me.. About a week ago I went to listen to Tariq Abu Khdeir, the teenager from Florida who was brutally beaten by the Israeli police.  What struck me the most about his story is that he was not alone in his experience.  He was beaten and jailed along with his own cousin (also a US citizen) and others who were [...]

Saira Siddiqui – Why I Write

Saira Siddiqui – Why I Write

My friend, Aisha Saeed, recently asked if I wanted to participate in a 'writer's chain letter' that would chronicle several writers' writing processes.  The thought was intriguing to me and I was excited to participate, with the exception of one small issue.. Uh, I'm not a writer?! I've always thought of myself as a teacher, as a parent, but [...]

On Turning 35

On Turning 35

As a child I remember an occasion where I had announced, very publicly and VERY loudly, "My mom is 46!"  If looks could kill, I would have died instantly from dagger wounds shooting from her enlarged eyeballs.  I learned from a young age to keep my mouth shut on the topic of age.. At least, where my mother was concerned. ;) There's a really [...]

The Big SURPRISE.. Surprise.. Surprise..

The Big SURPRISE.. Surprise.. Surprise..

Something exciting is happening.  REALLY exciting.   But before I share the news I want to explain why it means so much to me, and why I'm so overwhelmed, and grateful, and excited all rolled into one.. It's been about 4 years since I started blogging and I LOVE writing.. But even more, I love reading.  I love learning.  And I love [...]

There Will Never be a NEXT Time..

We live in a time when we're constantly waiting for the NEXT thing.. If I could just make a LITTLE more money.. If I had more friends.. This is the last time I'll ever do this.. I'll start tomorrow.. NEXT time I'll control myself.. We constantly put off becoming the person we want to be, not realizing that we'll never achieve anything by [...]

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