a homeschool mama new year’s resolution I reject: a perfect body
homeschool / mama self care / personal story

a homeschool mama new year’s resolution I reject: a perfect body

Homeschool mama self-care means we consider our needs and what we want in life. What a better year than the end of the year to consider our intentions towards our purpose and hopes. The New Year’s resolutions that most North Americans point to every single year, the “lose weight and get in shape” resolution, I … Continue reading

taking stock: your past year in review & planning for your new year ahead
homeschool / mama self care / personal story / Podcast / Podcast Season#1

taking stock: your past year in review & planning for your new year ahead

A new year. A time to take stock.

Each year, at just this time, I sit with pen and journal, cup of tea and as much time as I can eke out, and answer the thought provoking questions found at the back of the book “the not so big life: making room for what really matters” by Sarah Susanka. This annual process helps me to conglomerate my annual history and plan for my future year. Continue reading

Christmas songs and memories
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Christmas songs and memories

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, like ones I used to know… One Christmas, we got snow in spades, or shall I say, in shovels. So. Much. Snow. Four feet almost to its height. Running down our 200 foot driveway was a lone space shoveled for a walkway. We parked at the top, and walked down … Continue reading

Happy New Year: The Top Ten Charmed Posts from 2020
homeschool / mama self care / Podcast / Podcast Season#1

Happy New Year: The Top Ten Charmed Posts from 2020

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Top-Ten-Charmed-Posts-from-2020-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIntroducing the Top Ten Charmed Posts from 2020! Which ones speak to you? I always learn so much about YOU when I do this post. What do people ask me about? What do they want to know from me? I definitely find out as I research for this post. … Continue reading

Daily practice in receiving: Christmas gifts from Above
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Daily practice in receiving: Christmas gifts from Above

As we light the Advent candles, I struggle to remember the order…is the correct pattern: love, joy, peace, hope…or was it love, peace, joy, hope? No matter what the order, the discussion of them each Sunday and finally, Christmas morning, is part of our family tradition. The kids know there will be Christmas gift opening … Continue reading

banishing the picture perfect Christmas
family life / homeschool / mama self care

banishing the picture perfect Christmas

These are the stories of the not-so-picture perfect Christmas. Real family stories happen in the thick of Christmas too. Five minutes before we left for Christmas Eve service, all spiffed up in our best, we pulled the sofa table away from our new custom sofa to grab a family pic before heading out the door. … Continue reading