homeschool mama, learn not to care what other people think

Homeschool Mama self-care acknowledges that our thoughts affect our reactions, our choices, and our life satisfaction. Our thoughts tangibly consume the hours in our days. Though I’ve got a few goals for my family and myself this new year, I want to daily renew my thoughts so I am enabled and inspired toward a path of growth, connection, and purpose. One of…

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How I Saw Homeschool Then & How I See It Now

Homeschooling: how I saw it then. I know what I thought then, because I journaled it all. I consistently journalled at the same time I began homeschooling. Starbucks was my destination every Wednesday evening where I ordered my pumpkin spice latte with whip and biscotti. I opened my journal and wrote about our days, what…

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how to self-nurture as a homeschool mama

It took me a few years to be intentional about self-nurturing practices, but I’m mostly there now. Realizing that I don’t have an endless supply of energy, organization and happiness (that I need nurturing too) was a useful moment to remember on my road to homeschool happiness. So what do I do to self-nurture me? Drink…

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How to Survive the Pandemic when you Homeschool

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Angela-Maren-interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download If we really believe that kids are learning all the time, we can let go of the stress of completing curriculum. Maren Angela and Maren are the creators and podcast hosts at Homeschool Unrefined. They’ve been friends for more than 20 years. They’ve survived a lot of Minnesota…

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A Homeschool Mom’s Confession on the Disadvantages of Homeschooling

When meeting a new acquaintance, people often ask what I do? When I answer, I homeschool my kids, I am often met with curious looks. Instinctively, I want to defend, explain myself, all the merits and benefits and freedoms to homeschooling. And I do. But there are downsides to homeschooling too. There are disadvantages. Non-homeschool…

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how we need to show up in our homeschools

We’re all tired. For good reason. It’s the season in all our lives to keep on keeping on. In the spirit of refreshing our thoughts and continuing to grow despite a dormant phase, I share Brene Brown’s thoughts. She is the author of Daring Greatly, Gifts of Imperfections, and Rising Strong. “Courage starts with showing up and letting…

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