homeschool freedoms: don’t miss the gift in your child
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homeschool freedoms: don’t miss the gift in your child

Sometimes we need other people to remind us of our homeschool freedoms. The title of this post isn’t my title. It’s Carol’s. I haven’t personally met Carol. She was the keynote speaker at a homeschool conference years ago. Nothing like a homeschool conference to kickstart a renewed joy for homeschooling. Besides inducing ab-strengthening belly laughs for … Continue reading

curiosity, the staple to an education: how to facilitate it
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curiosity, the staple to an education: how to facilitate it

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool. “If you … Continue reading

how to homeschool more than one grade: a tale of four grades
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how to homeschool more than one grade: a tale of four grades

I don’t have four kids homeschooling anymore. But for many years, I did. I have four children. Let me tell you about them. I have a teenager, finishing her final year of high school, who is very much as independent as a college student, waking herself for early morning online classes, tracking her study hours, … Continue reading

how do I influence my homeschool: capturing mama’s thoughts
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how do I influence my homeschool: capturing mama’s thoughts

Homeschool mama self-care means that I recognize how my thoughts are influencing me. Researchers say we have 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day. That sounds like plenty of thoughts, but I know that some of these thoughts are not all that inspiring. “Remember to take Vitamin B12.” “Get the kids to take their Vitamin D.” “How’d this … Continue reading

Self-Care for the Unschool Mama
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Self-Care for the Unschool Mama

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Rachel-Le-interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Take care of you first. Put you on the schedule first. Then everything else, it’s still there, it will still be there, you’re not getting rid of those things, but you will have the energy and the presence of mind to take care of those other things as … Continue reading

“13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” by Amy Morin
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“13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” by Amy Morin

Homeschool mamas definitely need to be mentally strong, don’t ya think? This compelling title found me in an airport bookshop once upon a time (when we all liberally wandered into airports). Where else does one leisurely peruse books than when biding time waiting for boarding? This title caught my attention: It’s got my attention because the … Continue reading