Homeschool Mama Self-Care Podcast: Episode #2
family life / Podcast Season#1 / self-care-practices

Homeschool Mama Self-Care Podcast: Episode #2

The amount of time I say I can’t do something, because it’s naptime… Isis Loran _______________________________________________________________________________ In this episode, I’ll introduce you to Isis Loran, owner of Nature Homeschool, and homeschool mama of four kids under ten in the West Kootenays of British Columbia. Isis Loran‘s family spends a lot of time in nature because … Continue reading

gameschooling: mamas can learn from their kids
a day in the life... / family life / homeschooling

gameschooling: mamas can learn from their kids

We can learn from our children. The other team said I could take a practice slide. Hmm, to show off my imbalance and lack of skill? No thanks. I think I’ll throw that 30 pound rock when I HAVE to, not anytime before. Will I remember how to do this? (It’s been ten years.) And it … Continue reading

homeschool family harmony: the invisible education
daily life / family life

homeschool family harmony: the invisible education

On occasion, our family has been accused of being the Von Trap family. Not sure why, because we don’t all sing, nor do we own matching floral dresses, nor does the lieutenant play scrabble, blackjack and all kinds of games with his kids. I do wish I could strum a guitar, lead a few sing … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: how to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm
family life / homeschooling / self-care-practices

homeschool mama self-care: how to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm

You’ve got a few voices buzzing around you if you’re a homeschool mama. All day, every day. They’re sing songy voices, chirpy voices, sweet voices, whining voices, barking voices, grunting voices: depends on the age, stage and mood. But there’s always voices. You went into this homeschool thing because you love these voices. You love … 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

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