homeschool mama self-care: your other identity
family life / homeschooling / self-care-practices

homeschool mama self-care: your other identity

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings I am a homeschooling mama of four kids. I am organized, empathic, no-nonsense, impatient, spontaneous, fun, methodical, intentional, and I’ll add, occasionally perseverating. I am a philosopher and a natural born encourager. I can talk to anyone, yet I tire of … Continue reading

Homeschool: 100 Days Celebration
family life / homeschooling / self-directed learning

Homeschool: 100 Days Celebration

We celebrated a 100 days of studies! Years past, we’ve celebrated with younger kiddos, and still now are celebrating with older kiddos, though we’ve adjusted the activities over the years. It’s always fun to break up the Slump Month, to party in the middle of the traditional study season. Here are some simple and fun … Continue reading

Dedicated to You, Homeschool Mama: Today is an Ordinary Miracle
family life / homeschooling

Dedicated to You, Homeschool Mama: Today is an Ordinary Miracle

There’s nothing like an ordinary day to remind us of the miracle in the common every day… “It’s not that unusual, when everything is beautiful It’s just an ordinary miracle today The sky knows when it’s time to snow Don’t need to teach a seed to grow It’s just an ordinary miracle today Life is … Continue reading

doubt in your homeschool choice
family life / homeschool mama self-care / homeschooling

doubt in your homeschool choice

DOUBT. 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 up for doubts and fears when … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: eating well
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homeschool mama self-care: eating well

I didn’t begin this year attempting to self-love by taking my nutrition more seriously — I slipped into this veganish lifestyle purely by accident, a God-ordained accident (maybe intervention). Ten pounds smaller in one month and I almost can’t believe it. Have I really lost ten pounds? I had no intention to lose weight at all, or … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: living the balanced life
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homeschool mama self-care: living the balanced life

Living the balanced life + homeschooling = Oxymoron? Lots of juggling. Lots of interruptions. Lots of squirmishes. Too busy, they say. (Hard to argue.) Not a lot of hours in the day unaccounted for. (Definitely true.) A generous share of time devoted to kid’s struggles, complaints, arguments. A generous share of time devoted to math, writing, languages, current affairs … Continue reading