homeschool mama self-care: taking care of mama’s socialization
home educating and daily life / homeschooling

homeschool mama self-care: taking care of 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 day, mama is … Continue reading

homestead hacks: weeds, flowers & how to use them part 2
foraging / gardening / health / homeschooling

homestead hacks: weeds, flowers & how to use them part 2

Purple coneflower, aka Echinacea purpurea, also known as my favourite floral centerpiece, is a natural pollinator attractor, a medicinal and a cottage garden staple. This year, I’m using it for more than my floral centerpieces. The benefits are too impressive. University of British Columbia research suggests that regular consumption will reverse or alleviate inflammation. I knew … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: how to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm
family life / homeschooling / parenting

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

homeschool: math u see and math you don’t
homeschooling

homeschool: math u see and math you don’t

When I attempted true unschooling for a time (yep, I really did that), I discovered the unbelievable…there is no way to get away from arithmetic. You need to understand math: add, subtract, multiply, divide, estimate, and understand decimals and percentages. Consumerism requires it. Consumerism teaches math. You want to decide how many apples or asparagus you can … Continue reading