why I’m thankful for homeschool: learning from challenging things
family life / homeschool / personal story

why I’m thankful for homeschool: learning from challenging things

I was asked why I wasn’t bringing the kids’ studies on our two month trip, ten time zones away. The school year was not out yet. It was only the beginning of April. Throughout our time homeschooling, I have borrowed ideas from the classical and unschooling approaches. Every summer I have read solidly from Susan … Continue reading

Building Boundaries and Requiring Time for Ourselves as Homeschool Moms
homeschool / mama self care / Podcast / Podcast Season#1

Building Boundaries and Requiring Time for Ourselves as Homeschool Moms

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Stacy-Wilson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Exercise gave me energy. It allowed me to play with my children. It provides me so much of the confidence that helps me get through hard things. Stacy Wilson It’s hard to make yourself a priority. It always will be. It’ll never get easier to make yourself a … Continue reading

the homeschool diet
family life / homeschool / mama self care

the homeschool diet

Everyone eats differently.

I know every homeschooler doesn’t eat identically JUST because they are homeschoolers.

Most homeschoolers have a goal to equip their children’s brains so they can learn and build those neural networks.

Does our typical modern American diet provide that? (M.A.D…modern American diet).

19 tips to help your homeschool kids eat better, and you too!

If you’re in Canada, you can dial 8-1-1 to talk to a Registered Dietician. For free!

(If only I could call them to try and convince my child to eat his fish.) Continue reading

how to deal with doubt in your homeschool choice
homeschool / mama self care / Podcast / Podcast Season#1

how to deal with doubt in your homeschool choice

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Doubt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDOUBT. That five letter word that occupies every homeschool parent’s mind at some point. Those who choose the less than conventional educational route for their children and their family, are all too familiar with the feeling of doubt. Really though, you have a child? You have doubts. You sign … Continue reading

homeschool mama: if you want to do this homeschool thing, don’t give up
family life / homeschool / mama self care

homeschool mama: if you want to do this homeschool thing, don’t give up

Keep going, Homeschool Mama. If you’re a homeschool mama who needs a bit of encouragement in this season, I dedicate this poem to you. “When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, … Continue reading

What’s the Homeschool Goal? Keeping your Eye on the Prize
family life / homeschool

What’s the Homeschool Goal? Keeping your Eye on the Prize

Keep your eye on the prize. Keep your eye on the finish line. But what is the finish line? What is the prize? Years ago, the annual homeschool conference speaker made me think. Is the prize a successful college education with GPA 4.0? It’s it about a successful career? It is about helping each child find … Continue reading