what you need to know about unschooling

Unschooling, or as some call it, child-directed learning, interest-led homeschooling, or self-directed learning…what other phrase describes the notion of letting go and just letting the kids learn? And by the way, that’s the reason to talk about unschooling. Unschooling helps us let go of the control in our child’s education, and juts let them learn…

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The one Homeschool Challenge I’d rather live without.

There is one parenting struggle I would gladly live without. You could remove it from my life and I would not care, but I would definitely notice.  If I could live without it, I might even give up coffee, travelling adventures, and chocolate. Ok, no…not all of that…but I would give up coffee. It is this:…

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Introducing the Homeschool Mama Retreat

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Homeschool-Mama-Retreat.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download I was mouthing the words, “help me”, when the yellow schoolbus passed by… Somewhere in my third year homeschooling, I was done. In my heart, I was mouthing the words “help me” as the school bus drove by. I found myself reacting to kids’ squabbles or perpetually irritated…

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how to manage your thoughts so you can enjoy your homeschool

Manage your Thoughts so you can enjoy your homeschool.

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homeschool mama, learn not to care what other people think

Homeschool Mama self-care acknowledges that our thoughts affect our reactions, our choices, and our life satisfaction. Our thoughts tangibly consume the hours in our days. Though I’ve got a few goals for my family and myself this new year, I want to daily renew my thoughts so I am enabled and inspired toward a path of growth, connection, and purpose. One of…

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How I Saw Homeschool Then & How I See It Now

Homeschooling: how I saw it then. I know what I thought then, because I journaled it all. I consistently journalled at the same time I began homeschooling. Starbucks was my destination every Wednesday evening where I ordered my pumpkin spice latte with whip and biscotti. I opened my journal and wrote about our days, what…

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