the Homeschool Home & the life-changing magic of tidying up

Simplifying life & enacting dietary changes is a typical January goal every year. Perhaps you are one of the 3 million that has purchased the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. She’s the samurai of tidy. We can learn from the Samurai warrior of cleaning up.…

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how to incorporate play into your homeschool day

The seasonal homeschool shifts demand a shift in routine. Easiest way to get buy-in from the kids when you’re shifting the homeschool seasons? Incorporate play into your day. At times like the end of February and routine is getting a little too…well, routine. Or when we’re so done with the homeschool year like April or…

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homeschooling out of my depth

Homeschooling looks a whole lot different than it did than when we started. At the time of this writing, I have an independent sixteen year old working, dancing, singing, attacking her academics and killin it. My fourteen year old is beginning a focussed, independent academic approach this year: online biology class and writing essays will…

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is there a season of scheduled neglect in our homeschools?

In July… I’m watering my garden and letting the chickens wander as I drink my morning coffee before the kids wake. Then I’ll walk the dog. So I might not see the kids till eleven. When they’re awake, they will wander down to the riverside beach or run through the sprinkler if it’s especially hot.…

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how to eat well as a homeschool mama

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…

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do you know who you are homeschool mama?

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings I am a homeschooling mama of four kids. I am organized, empathic, no-nonsense, impatient, spontaneous, fun, methodical, intentional, and I’ll add, occasionally perseverating. I am a philosopher and a natural born encourager. I can talk to anyone, yet I tire…

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