Grow Mama Blast from the Past : Making Choices in Schooling

Join us this month of May as we highlight the vast world of education through our contributors and guest writers. Join in on the conversation and submit your own piece to us at growmama@gmail.com. We welcome all viewpoints on this special topic. "O Humanity. Behold, We have created you out of a male and female, and have made you into nations and tribes so that you might come to know one another.” (49: 13) I have been taught that this verse from the Glorious Qur’an is a prescription for us … [Read more...]

GrowBaba Spotlight: Six Things The Husband Of A Homeschooler Should Never Do

Join us this month of May as we highlight the vast world of education through our contributors and guest writers. Join in on the conversation by submitting your own piece to growmama@gmail.com. We welcome all viewpoints on this special topic. DON'T add to her stress DO figure out ways to relieve her stress DON'T Compare your children with other children DO compare your child to their own abilities DON’T Ask her why the house is not clean or why the food is not … [Read more...]

Coming Up: May is Education Month on Grow Mama

ed·u·ca·tion: n. (ĕj′ə-kā′shən): the knowledge, skill, and understanding that you get from attending a school, college, or university. Merriam Webster could not encompass the world of education in the span of a one line definition, and it continues to be a hot topic for millions of people. GrowMama is taking a look at it this month with a series on all things education. Join the conversation and consider contributing a piece to our blog. Email us … [Read more...]

Three Marbles

“We are looking for the treasure the fairies left for us!" explains an enthusiastic boy from under a bush while his playmate carefully opens her fist to show me the bright, colorful treasure of marbles they've discovered behind the library. The library won’t open for another hour and since I have time to kill and a three year old to entertain I venture back there, where we run into this little preschool class, enchanted with finding fairy treasures. My three year old was hesitant to join … [Read more...]

Chronicles of the School Seeker I

I recently embarked on a grand journey of epic proportions, mind you, and it may finally be coming to an end. I made the preparations, consulted experienced travelers, and kept logs of my travels. What is it, you ask, am I referring to? To find the perfect schooling for my first born son. (Go ahead, laugh!) I first thought of beginning this journey when my son turned four years old. “So will he begin school this year?,” many people asked me. “School?” I thought, “So early? He’ll … [Read more...]


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