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

homeschool mama self-care: if you're unhappy and you know it
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homeschool mama self-care: if you're unhappy and you know it

Homeschool mama self-care means we identify when we don’t feel happy. I had been rudely awakened by the home alarm. Seven o’clock on the dot. I intended to wake at that time yesterday. Yet, I would have gladly ignored the alarm for another half hour to finish my dream. When I descended to the main … Continue reading

Homeschool Mama at play
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Homeschool Mama at play

Homeschool mama at play: we all know we don’t do it enough. When there comes a time in motherhood where the outing to the grocery store has become down time that is our sign we need a little more time to play. Charlotte Mason said it best, “If mothers could learn to do for themselves what … Continue reading

homeschooling: out of my depth
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homeschooling: out of my depth

Homeschooling looks a whole lot different than it did than when we started. I have an independent sixteen year old working, dancing, singing, attacking her academics and killin it. My fourteen year old is beginning a focussed, independent academic approach this year: on-line biology classes and writing essays will get her a whole lot more … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: taking care of mama’s socialization
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homeschool mama self-care: taking care of mama’s socialization

Homeschool mama’s socialization? Interesting that homeschool moms are questioned about their kids’ socialization. Meanwhile, kids are being transported to many activities every week: co-op, science classes, theatre or piano practice, baseball games, playdates, jobs. It’s the mamas that are driving, coordinating, managing a house, helping small children, and teaching lessons. By the end of the … Continue reading