how I take care of my homeschool mama self at 47
family life / mama self care / personal story

how I take care of my homeschool mama self at 47

I’m old enough to have a conversation with my child that goes like this: “Happy Birthday. Should I not ask how old you are?” Umm, that’s the sign. I’m more than 40. But since I’m not remembering the exact number anymore (my kids tell me that I’ve told others an older age than I am–I’ve … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: wrinkles, and the stories they tell
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homeschool mama self-care: wrinkles, and the stories they tell

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Mark Twain The first, and only, self-drawing I drew, revealed my sixty year old self…all wrinkles revealed. The drawing instructor frowned at my page and suggested merely, “You are not that old.” Later, it dawned on me that I could not frown and smile simultaneously, so there … Continue reading

why I’m thankful for homeschool: learning from challenging things
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why I’m thankful for homeschool: learning from challenging things

I was asked why I wasn’t bringing the kids’ studies on our two month trip, ten time zones away. The school year was not out yet. It was only the beginning of April. Throughout our time homeschooling, I have borrowed ideas from the classical and unschooling approaches. Every summer I have read solidly from Susan … Continue reading

Building Boundaries and Requiring Time for Ourselves as Homeschool Moms
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Building Boundaries and Requiring Time for Ourselves as Homeschool Moms

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Stacy-Wilson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Exercise gave me energy. It allowed me to play with my children. It provides me so much of the confidence that helps me get through hard things. Stacy Wilson It’s hard to make yourself a priority. It always will be. It’ll never get easier to make yourself a … Continue reading

the homeschool diet
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the homeschool diet

Everyone eats differently.

I know every homeschooler doesn’t eat identically JUST because they are homeschoolers.

Most homeschoolers have a goal to equip their children’s brains so they can learn and build those neural networks.

Does our typical modern American diet provide that? (M.A.D…modern American diet).

19 tips to help your homeschool kids eat better, and you too!

If you’re in Canada, you can dial 8-1-1 to talk to a Registered Dietician. For free!

(If only I could call them to try and convince my child to eat his fish.) Continue reading

How to Fit in Date Night while Homeschooling
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How to Fit in Date Night while Homeschooling

Mwahahaha, good luck with that homeschool mama. Oh wait. This is a blog post. There’s gotta be a tip or two. Hanging with the kiddos 24-7 (ish) makes date night more of a challenge. When do you fit in a date night? Because you’re used to being available, the kids are used to you being … Continue reading