About Me, Teresa Wiedrick

Teresa Wiedrick, writer and homeschool life coach at Capturing the Charmed Life & Homeschool Mama Self-Care

For many years Teresa Wiedrick sipped 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 wrote.

After releasing her book, Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer, Teresa Wiedrick began a podcast and offered coaching for homeschool moms. She loves walking alongside homeschool moms toward their growth goals and as they overcome their challenges. When she’s not coaching, Teresa writes workbooks and courses designed for the homeschool mama, on topics like overcoming overwhelm, building boundaries, addressing big emotions and self-compassion, deschooling, and virtual retreats.

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.

For nearly two decades from mid-September to late April, Teresa and her kids homeschooled with a self-directed emphasis.

She spent much of her days offering writing feedback, practicing French sentences and Latin verbs, and reading about plate tectonics to ancient civilizations.

Who really got the best education? Likely her.

Teresa Wiedrick's homeschool kids

By February, Teresa Wiedrick usually wanted to fly to a tropical location. And by April’s end, she decided to unschool, again.

During that unschool season, Teresa Wiedrick and her kids spent more time outside.

They trained a Great Pyrenees puppy, Violet. Baked bread, grew a veggie, perennial, and tea garden, fertilized the fruit orchard, and kept a ready supply of plum jam and homemade meals. Teresa and her family sell a few dozen eggs a week, thanks to the Cluckingham Palace ladies, and happy Henry the 8th.

Teresa Wiedrick and her homeschool family

Together, Jim & Teresa Wiedrick homeschooled their four children, Hannah, Madelyn, Rachel, and Zachary. Their oldest two are graduated, their third is about to graduate, and their youngest is about to be an only child at home.

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, or spending time with other homeschool mamas virtually.

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?

If you’re struggling with your homeschool experience, book a consultation to see if we can help you overcome your challenge.

Teresa Wiedrick, Homeschool Life Coach

Teresa is available for speaking at your virtual or in-person event or workshop.

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Helping you turn your homeschool challenges into your homeschool charms.

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