Developing Self-Confidence as a Self-Care Strategy

If you don’t take care of yourself, how can you really hope to take care of your kids? That is how you can be the best you can be for your kids and set them up to succeed.

Sarah Gorner

Understand that it’s the small gains. Rarely there’s a giant leap in establishing your homeschool and your healthy habits.

Sarah Gorner

Sarah Gorner, of The Happiness Here blog, began homeschooling her three children in 2008. She and her husband Brian saw homeschooling as a way to provide an individualized education for their children.

Alongside traditional academics, the Gorner family has enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing, birding, and cross-country skiing. When not out and about exploring, they like to create and build using a combination of art, computer-aided design, woodworking, and metalworking. Early on, Sarah started her own homeschooling group, Green Mountain Area Homeschoolers.

During Covid, Sarah has worked to maintain a sense of community with online activities and meetings as well as a few in-person field trips that meet Colorado’s Covid guidelines. She’s seen this difficult year as a time to grow and adapt and explore new avenues for the group and for her family.

With two children homeschooling in high school and one attending college now, she has been able to put more time into her blog, The Happiness Here. She posts regularly on homeschooling, fitness, and gluten-free baking. She is a physical therapist and teaches fitness classes. Her current projects include a gluten-free cookbook as well as a public speaking course for students.

Adjusting to Transitions in Family Life & 2020

  • It’s okay to be sad about our limitations.
  • Determine what you can change and what you can do.
  • Be creative in figuring out new solutions to the new challenge of that unexpected transition.
  • How can you make things work?
  • Get into a routine and it’ll get comfortable again.

You can find Sarah

First, recognize that some days you’re not at your best. We all have our awesome days and our not-so-awesome days, so recognize that those not-so-awesome days aren’t just what’s going with your kids, but what is going on with you too.

Preview my book Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Thrive, Not Just Survive

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