homeschool mama self-care: be you anyway
family life / homeschool mama self-care / self-care-practices

homeschool mama self-care: be you anyway

In a world that teaches conformity, I am hoping to imprint individuality. To remind us what is true: my children were created and designed for a unique purpose. It takes time to unearth their unique treasure and gifts. How to unearth the treasure in our children? We give our children experiences to explore. We give them … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: dashed expectations
homeschooling / self-care-practices

homeschool mama self-care: dashed expectations

Homeschool mama self-care means you need to attend to your dashed expectations. No question, parenting wasn’t as I imagined it before I birthed my first child. Neither was homeschooling after my first year. In both camps, I have had far more frustration and confounding moments than I conceived were possible. And in both camps, I … Continue reading

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

homeschool mama self-care: skincare
homeschool mama self-care / self-care-practices

homeschool mama self-care: skincare

Homeschool mama skincare? Do I even have time to wash my face? With small children underfoot, toothbrushing and face washing seem like a luxury. Add the homeschool mama role and hope to make it into the shower once a week. Lofty aspirations: facials at the spa. Who even has time for that? Despite having older … 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

a season of scheduled neglect
homeschool planning / homeschooling / self-care-practices

a season of scheduled neglect

In July… I’m watering my garden and letting the chickens wander as I drink my morning coffee before the kids wake. Then I’ll walk the dog. So I might not see the kids till eleven. When they’re awake, they will wander down to the riverside beach or run through the sprinkler if it’s especially hot. … Continue reading