Halloween Studies
family life / homeschool

Halloween Studies

Halloween is a day devoted to candy and costumes in our home. The kids think it’s grand fun when we get to spend the day playing games, dressing up, and walking door-to-door in our friendly neighbourhood visiting friends, asking for candy, experiencing a neighbour’s magic trick, and entranced by clever costumes. This year we won’t … Continue reading

the experimental child, the first child
family life / homeschool

the experimental child, the first child

The eldest is blazing the trail for the younger kids. And she’s blazing a trail for me–teaching me what I need to learn every step of this parenting journey, and she always will. Continue reading

a Love Letter to You, Homeschool Mama
homeschool / mama self care / Podcast / Podcast Season#1

a Love Letter to You, Homeschool Mama

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/A-Letter-to-You_-Homeschool-Mama.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dear Homeschool Mama, Once upon a time, you likely told yourself you have one of the best jobs in the world. You took on this job, and no one expected you to. It’s a challenge to build your needs, your wants and your personality into your homeschool world, but … Continue reading

the life of the perpetual mother hen: finding quiet
family life / homeschool / mama self care

the life of the perpetual mother hen: finding quiet

How to find quiet when you’re the perpetual homeschool mother hen? I’ve got a few tips. Continue reading

homestead

fresh from the homestead: raising meat birds

Raising meat birds is a whole different experience than raising laying hens. From my history of purchasing chicken on styrofoam trays at suburban grocery stores to raising and processing meat birds, I share with you my experience. Continue reading

Choosing Vision Words for your Homeschooled Kids
family life / homeschool / mama self care

Choosing Vision Words for your Homeschooled Kids

I choose a vision word for each of my homeschooled kids.
Each word represents what I want for them to embody. 
I write these words at the top of my journal as a daily reminder. Continue reading