how to deal with homeschool mama guilt

Laughing off mama guilt. Can it be done? I have a hard time laughing off my parenting fails. When I shared a genuine parenting fail with a friend, she laughed. She laughed! I knew my heart was safe with her, because she didn’t see my parenting fail like I did. I knew her well enough…

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A Homeschool Dad’s Perspective: How to Participate in your Homeschool

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Jim-Wiedrick-Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Be gracious. Be considerate. Be a calming presence. Try to continue to attend to your own needs in such a way that you can be a steadying presence that others will benefit from. Jim Wiedrick, dad to my kids James Wiedrick is dad to our four kids, Hannah,…

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Great Expectations: My Homeschool Life in Fairy Tales

The fairytale of the little girls in the white dresses, living happily ever after, well, I’m still searching for that. I’ve learned that little girls in lacy white dresses get dirty. And that mom does a lot of laundry. It’s been my experience that parenting is like that: at times, the fantasy fades. In the…

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How to Simplify Your Homeschool Life & Find Your Thing

Simplify your homeschool life. WHY make homeschool simple? Cause you got no time for complicated. And complexity ain’t fun. First of all, we can’t do all the things. So, don’t try. Here are principles to live by in your homeschool life: 1. Don’t overthink it. Homeschooling isn’t that hard. No, it’s not. No really, it’s not. (Parenting…

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choosing the right homeschool curriculum

Curriculum fairs. The mere mention of these two words makes my heart skip a beat. Good or bad heartbeat skipping, you ask? Both. Thousands of square feet of books, books, books. The only thing the curriculum fair is missing is a cafe kiosk. I’ve noticed the expectant parents with their empty, rolling luggage after they’ve…

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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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