how do I influence my homeschool: capturing mama’s thoughts
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how do I influence my homeschool: capturing mama’s thoughts

Homeschool mama self-care means that I recognize how my thoughts are influencing me. Researchers say we have 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day. That sounds like plenty of thoughts, but I know that some of these thoughts are not all that inspiring. “Remember to take Vitamin B12.” “Get the kids to take their Vitamin D.” “How’d this … Continue reading

“13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” by Amy Morin
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“13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” by Amy Morin

Homeschool mamas definitely need to be mentally strong, don’t ya think? This compelling title found me in an airport bookshop once upon a time (when we all liberally wandered into airports). Where else does one leisurely peruse books than when biding time waiting for boarding? This title caught my attention: It’s got my attention because the … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: how to live your life on purpose
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homeschool mama self-care: how to live your life on purpose

Homeschool mama self-care begins with self-evaluation and a solid sense of purpose. It’s been six years since our family trekked to West Africa, but I keep notes on significant moments and things I’ve learned, and travelling is the quickest way to learn pretty much anything. As we drove twelve hours from the dusty town in … Continue reading

principles for homeschool sanity: introducing Julie Bogart, of “The Brave Learner”
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principles for homeschool sanity: introducing Julie Bogart, of “The Brave Learner”

Julie Bogart is the voice inside my head encouraging me, providing me practical tools, and empathizing with my homeschool experience. I’m rereading “The Brave Learner,” Julie Bogart’s recent offering, as I get started in another year of homeschooling. I have to introduce you to Julie if you’re just starting out because I read from her … Continue reading

how to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm in your homeschool
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how to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm in your homeschool

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! These books are ones that have taught me everything that has helped me structure my homeschool. We need … Continue reading

what do you need homeschool mama?
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what do you need homeschool mama?

What fuels homeschool mamas? One word: encouragement. I attended a real-time homeschool conference years ago. It was a fourteen hour energy drink to reawaken my homeschool mama system. Two days of conference speakers engaging new ideas for studies and helping me discover more effective ways to approach my children and my homeschool lifestyle. Homeschool conferences: … Continue reading