Teresa sips non-fat cappuccinos in cafes in her Kootenay Mountain hometown, while waiting for one of her four children to finish their dance, choir, soccer, curling, or music lessons. Oh, and she writes.
She released her book Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer, offers one-to-one coaching and online courses, hosts guests at her bed & breakfast, stare at impressionist art, listen to classical and jazz, and reads like a hungry baby bird.
Teresa Wiedrick helps the dissatisfied, overwhelmed homeschool mama shed what’s not working so she can show up in her homeschool (& life) authentically, purposefully, and confidently.
From mid-September to late April, Teresa and her kids are homeschooling (self-directed style).
She spends much of her days giving writing feedback, practicing French sentences and Latin verbs, and reading about plate tectonics to ancient civilizations.
By February, Teresa wants to fly to a tropical location. And by April’s end, she’s decided to unschool, again.
During that unschool season, Teresa and her kids are spending more time outside.
She trains and walks her Great Pyrenees puppy, Violet. She bakes bread, grows a veggie, perennial, and tea garden, fertilizes the fruit orchard, and keeps a ready supply of plum jam and homemade meals. Teresa sells a few dozen eggs a week, thanks to the Cluckingham Palace ladies, and happy Henry the 8th.
Together, they’ve homeschooled their four children, Hannah, Madelyn, Rachel, and Zachary. Their oldest two are graduated now and are only homeschooling their youngest now.
They have lived more adventures than the years they’ve lived in one place.
Homeschooling has provided them plenty of time for building stories, building families, and living day-to-day memories with their favourite four.
Since they spent years traveling half their days, working short-term stints in other towns around their home province of British Columbia, as well as into Alberta, and the Northwest Territories.
They traveled to Europe, the United States, and Africa twice too. Their adventures are found here.
So, when Teresa is not playing Uber-mama, she’s building a homestead.
It’s a way of life, a work of creative art. They found the land, designed the house, designed the landscape, planned the homestead, and even turned it into a bed & breakfast.
Teresa plays the role of Uber mama, and drives her crew to dance classes, choir, curling, youth groups, soccer practice, playdates, and part-time jobs…
However, if she’s indoors, she’s likely writing, either homeschool books, journaling workbooks, seminars, or courses.
Teresa aspires to ‘fill my paper with the breathing of my heart (thank you, William Wordsworth).
Or I may be reading. Homeschool mama=professional reader, right?
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