what propels my homeschool?
homeschool planning / homeschooling

what propels my homeschool?

A homeschool conference encouraged me to think about what is driving my homeschool. You wanna know what I was told? Can you guess? Our needs. Our needs are propelling how we approach our children’s education. Kinda natural to be motivated by our needs: our baseline is ourselves. We understand the world through our eyes. We … Continue reading

homeschooling is no panacea: persistence is required
homeschool mama self-care / homeschooling

homeschooling is no panacea: persistence is required

Homeschooling is no panacea from challenge. David Guterson, in his insightful book Snow Falling on Cedars said, “Some newcomers to homeschooling are likely to view it as a panacea for educational problems or as an antidote to the malaise of schools. What they find, however, is that school at home is no miracle remedy. The … Continue reading

doubt in your homeschool choice
family life / homeschool mama self-care / homeschooling

doubt in your homeschool choice

DOUBT. 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 up for doubts and fears when … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: eating well
family life / homeschooling / self-care-practices

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
family life / homeschooling / self-care-practices

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
family life / homeschooling / self-care-practices

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