a Letter to My Homeschool Graduated, College-bound Daughter

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/a-Letter-to-my-Graduated-College-Bound-Homeschool-Kiddo-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dear Madelyn, here I sit with Poppy at my right side, Clover and Thistle sitting at my left, licking out the grain pail, writing my first letter to you… Teresa Wiedrick, author of Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer Just as in the first year of your life,…

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what are my top 5 summer faves

Moving to a new neighbourhood in the last month makes it difficult to limit my top summer faves to just five things. I might tell you it was my bathtub… Cause really, how could this not be one of my top favourites? Or it could be my new backyard, all four acrews of it… This…

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how to embrace our homeschool summer days

I am finally slowing down. I’m less concerned about a clean floor mid-summer. How can one maintain that with little feet sloshing through sprinkled grass, flowerbeds, then the kitchen? Who wants to wash up the breakfast dishes when they can be stacked, along with lunch dishes, snack dishes, and lemonade pitcher until after dinner? My…

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do you know how to take a summer break?

Why is it I’m in the thick of a sizzling summer, lakes surrounding our community, beaches minutes away, waterparks in abundance, but I still want to do homeschool readalouds? When, instead, we could spend our days leisurely playing at a watering hole. Is it my deeply embedded desire to school year-round? Is it a deep-seated anxiety…

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Capturing your Charmed Homeschool: Homeschool Mentoring Group

capturing the charmed homeschool: creating clarity, confidence and vision in your homeschool

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A Little Women Birthday Celebration

The days are long, still the years are short. I always notice this most closely with each child’s birthday. If there is anything we can do as homeschool mamas, to create memory-rich (& literature-rich) special celebrations, like my oldest daughter’s twelfth birthday, let’s do it. Madelyn and I planned the details for weeks. We printed…

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