Advice for New Home Learners
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Advice for New Home Learners

We are not trying to create a school in our homes. Homes are not schools. Teresa Wiedrick Where are you at in your new home learning journey? Ready to send the kids on the big yellow school bus? Oh WAIT, there is no yellow school bus. I feel you. Whether you’ve chosen homeschooling, had a … Continue reading

homeschool mama daily affirmations
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homeschool mama daily affirmations

There is no magic sauce to parenting. Mostly, parenting is learning about oneself through the eyes of our children and adjusting, and readjusting, then self-regulating. Parenting is considering the real child in front of your real eyes and acknowledging them as a real human with real needs. Why is my focus in my world or … Continue reading

am I living a life worth living, today?
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am I living a life worth living, today?

“I would like to rise and go Where the golden apples grow.” Robert Louis Stevenson Seize the day. Carpe diem. We’re jolted out of complacency when we hear of a friend’s child killed in a car accident, when we have a pregnancy not continue to term, when our marriage explodes. We’re jolted when we catch … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care:  encouragement
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homeschool mama self-care: encouragement

What fuels us homeschool mamas? One word: encouragement. Nothing like a homeschool conference with seasoned homeschool mamas infusing us with encouraging thoughts. I attended a real-time conference years ago. It was a fourteen hour energy drink to reawaken my system. Two days of conference speakers engaging new ideas for studies and helping me discover more … Continue reading

freedom: the root of homeschooling
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freedom: the root of homeschooling

Mama has freedom to learn with her kids. I have my PhD research paper thesis topic in mind: “Senility in aging homeschooling parents: Is the incidence lower with increased homeschooling years?” My hypothesis: the more years we homeschool, the more likely we develop neural networks in our adult brains; therefore, lower incidence of senility. Ok, so … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: things I do because I’m 40
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homeschool mama self-care: things I do because I’m 40

I’m old enough to have a conversation with my child that goes like this: “Happy Birthday. Should I not ask how old you are?” Umm, that’s the sign. I’m more than 40. But since I’m not remembering the exact number anymore (my kids tell me that I’ve told others an older age than I am–I’ve … Continue reading