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
homeschooling / self-care-practices / well-being

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

homeschool mama self-care: self-nurturing practices
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homeschool mama self-care: self-nurturing practices

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 … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: laughing off mama guilt
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homeschool mama self-care: laughing off mama guilt

Laughing off mama guilt. Can it be done?  I have a hard time laughing off my parenting fails, but sometimes a friend might laugh for me. When I shared a genuine parenting fail with a friend, she laughed. She laughed! I knew my heart was safe with her, because she didn’t see my parenting fail … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: ten self-care tips
homeschooling / self-care-practices

homeschool mama self-care: ten self-care tips

Everyone needs self-care, even and especially, homeschool mamas. There isn’t a profession out there that doesn’t require a practice of self care. As a homeschool mama, I wouldn’t claim to think self-care was more necessary for a homeschooling mama, a front line emergency worker, an airline pilot or a landscaper. Unique to homeschooling mamas is … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: then there are THOSE days…
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homeschool mama self-care: then there are THOSE days…

Homeschool has all the freedoms. Except for those days. Those days…the ones where you wake up a little heavy. The wintery world outside is dreary. The littles are speaking thirty decibels louder than your head can manage. And you can’t find the Advil bottle. Those days…when it doesn’t matter what you to do to quell … Continue reading