Homeschool Kids are the Audience to the Homeschool Marriage

The title of this post could also be, “The disadvantages and advantages on home educated children in learning about marriage, relationships, and all-things-family-harmony.”┬áBut that’s kinda long. It’s a truth, universally acknowledged, that if a family homeschools, the children will be intimately aware of the function, and dysfunction, of the homeschool parent’s marriage. If we were…

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The one Homeschool Challenge I’d rather live without.

There is one parenting struggle I would gladly live without. You could remove it from my life and I would not care, but I would definitely notice.  If I could live without it, I might even give up coffee, travelling adventures, and chocolate. Ok, no…not all of that…but I would give up coffee. It is this:…

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homeschool mama self-care: the care and keeping of you

We didn’t choose this homeschool lifestyle to eek out more time for ourselves. That’s unlikely. In fact, the care and keeping of you, seems like an afterthought. Yet, we quickly discover that we are spent. There is so much time picking up after others. We find pony tails and hair clips in strange places. Then…

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homeschool fatigue: how to deal with the winter blues

Homeschool fatigue: tis the season to deal with the winter blues. The anticipation of new September plans has definitely disappeared. Christmas decorations have been packed away, though the outdoor lights are still on. The skies are dreary grey and routine seems, well, routine. This is the slump month. Thus begins the season of homeschool fatigue.…

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homeschool mama self-care: Be Conscious of Your Influencers

Homeschool mama self-care means we must be conscious of our influencers. Our thoughts influence our actions and impacts our experience of life and how we engage our choices in life. It is not just my own thoughts that affect me. Those around us influence us too. We need to choose our influencers wisely. Every person…

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homeschool mama self-care: new words for a new year

Want a little homeschool mama self-care? Pay attention to your thoughts. Since I was a reading child, I enjoyed capturing clever quotes into a quote journal. I owned two large books of quotes on┬ávarious topics. Many years later they were handy for college writing. Henry David Thoreau might have been my first educator because I…

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