homeschool mama self-care: how to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm
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homeschool mama self-care: how to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm

You’ve got a few voices buzzing around you if you’re a homeschool mama. All day, every day. They’re sing songy voices, chirpy voices, sweet voices, whining voices, barking voices, grunting voices: depends on the age, stage and mood. But there’s always voices. You went into this homeschool thing because you love these voices. You love … Continue reading

a season of scheduled neglect
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a season of scheduled neglect

In July… I’m watering my garden and letting the chickens wander as I drink my morning coffee before the kids wake. Then I’ll walk the dog. So I might not see the kids till eleven. When they’re awake, they will wander down to the riverside beach or run through the sprinkler if it’s especially hot. … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: your other identity
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homeschool mama self-care: your other identity

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings I am a homeschooling mama of four kids. I am organized, empathic, no-nonsense, impatient, spontaneous, fun, methodical, intentional, and I’ll add, occasionally perseverating. I am a philosopher and a natural born encourager. I can talk to anyone, yet I tire of … Continue reading

Homeschool: 100 Days Celebration
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Homeschool: 100 Days Celebration

We celebrated a 100 days of studies! Years past, we’ve celebrated with younger kiddos, and still now are celebrating with older kiddos, though we’ve adjusted the activities over the years. It’s always fun to break up the Slump Month, to party in the middle of the traditional study season. Here are some simple and fun … Continue reading

Dedicated to You, Homeschool Mama: Today is an Ordinary Miracle
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Dedicated to You, Homeschool Mama: Today is an Ordinary Miracle

There’s nothing like an ordinary day to remind us of the miracle in the common every day… “It’s not that unusual, when everything is beautiful It’s just an ordinary miracle today The sky knows when it’s time to snow Don’t need to teach a seed to grow It’s just an ordinary miracle today Life is … Continue reading

what propels my homeschool?
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what propels my homeschool?

A homeschool conference encouraged me to think about what is driving my homeschool. You wanna know what I was told? Can you guess? Our needs. Our needs are propelling how we approach our children’s education. Kinda natural to be motivated by our needs: our baseline is ourselves. We understand the world through our eyes. We … Continue reading