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Beach Birthday

My LO is about to turn two years old and while we felt he was still too small for birthday parties at the age of one, he understands a lot more now (naturally) and is much more aware of our culture norms and expectations, including birthday celebrations (and presents lol). Birthdays are a big deal here and sometimes I feel …

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My Favorite Parenting Blogs

Today I want to pause from sharing my own homeschooling journey so I can actually shed some info on the best parenting blogs that I’ve found online. All three of them have inspired, supported and strengthened me during my two years of motherhood. By reading them and implementing their ideas, my time with my son has become more productive, educational and …

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My Favorite Homeschooling Activities

My son is still really small (only 1.10) so when homeschooling him I put a lot of stress on fine and gross motor development, playing outside and taking walks. I also try to include him in as much of my daily tasks as possible, such as cleaning, organizing, going to the post office, etc. Sure, I’ve had to get used …

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My Journey To Homeschooling

The times I grew up in are a lot different than nowadays, when my son being raised. Even though I am aware that every generation tends to say this, I’m still pretty sure that I want to give my son a childhood that’s as innocent, relaxing, playful and wonderful as mine was for as long as possible. And the times we …

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Our Daytrip to Tel Afeq National Park (Antipatris)

The holidays here are almost over and the weather is making it extremely difficult to go back “to normal”, i.e., work. It’s sunny, warm and flowers are blooming everywhere. We try to spend as much time as possible outside but since every place is packed with people on vacation, we tend to stay close by to home and not venture …

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Parenting is a Humbling Experience

I became a mother at age 35, which here in the Middle East is considered relatively old, though more and more women are now getting married here and making a family in their late twenties-early thirties. I was married for ten years prior to that and while I enjoyed traveling, going out, working, and in general, my freedom (all things …

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