How to Deal with Doubt in your Homeschool Choice

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Doubt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDOUBT. That five letter word that occupies every homeschool parent’s mind at some point. Those who choose the less than conventional educational route for their children and their family, are all too familiar with the feeling of doubt. Really though, you have a child? You have doubts. You sign…

Read More

homeschool mama: if you want to do this homeschool thing, don’t give up

Keep going, Homeschool Mama. If you’re a homeschool mama who needs a bit of encouragement in this season, I dedicate this poem to you. “When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile,…

Read More

What’s the Homeschool Goal? Keeping your Eye on the Prize

Keep your eye on the prize. Keep your eye on the finish line. But what is the finish line? What is the prize? Years ago, the annual homeschool conference speaker made me think. Is the prize a successful college education with GPA 4.0? It’s it about a successful career? It is about helping each child find…

Read More

Developing Self-Confidence as a Self-Care Strategy

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Sarah-Gorner-Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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…

Read More

Teaching Racial Segregation: the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

The evening before we headed to Venice’s Jewish Ghetto, we dabbled in Venetian food. Not one child wanted a pesce dinner (fish), but we were in Venice, and the Adriatic sea offerings didn’t offer hamburgers. So when in Rome (or Venice)… The cuttle fish ink pasta wasn’t any of our preferences, but the antipasto plate…

Read More

Homeschool Resources for Teaching World War 2 to an Eight Year Old

“Mom, can you tell me about the olden days?” Rachel asked as she brought her books to my desk. “Sure, honey, what part of the olden days do you want me to tell you about?” “1999“. How do you know you’re no longer young? Your child refers to your wedding year as the olden days.…

Read More