a Letter to My Homeschool Graduated, College-bound Daughter

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/a-Letter-to-my-Graduated-College-Bound-Homeschool-Kiddo-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dear Madelyn, here I sit with Poppy at my right side, Clover and Thistle sitting at my left, licking out the grain pail, writing my first letter to you… Teresa Wiedrick, author of Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer Just as in the first year of your life,…

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Three Things I Wish I Knew Before I Homeschooled

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Three-Things-I-Wish-I-Knew-Before-Homeschooling.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download I didn’t have my own sense of self. I most definitely didn’t have boundaries: where do I end and someone else start? If someone needed me and had the compelling to tell me they needed me…well, I started with their needs. I was on it. By the time I was nineteen,…

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what are my top 5 summer faves

Moving to a new neighbourhood in the last month makes it difficult to limit my top summer faves to just five things. I might tell you it was my bathtub… Cause really, how could this not be one of my top favourites? Or it could be my new backyard, all four acrews of it… This…

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how to embrace our homeschool summer days

I am finally slowing down. I’m less concerned about a clean floor mid-summer. How can one maintain that with little feet sloshing through sprinkled grass, flowerbeds, then the kitchen? Who wants to wash up the breakfast dishes when they can be stacked, along with lunch dishes, snack dishes, and lemonade pitcher until after dinner? My…

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how to become more you as a homeschool mama

In a world that teaches conformity, I hope to imprint uniqueness and individuality in my children. To remind us what is true: my children were created and designed for a unique purpose. It takes time to unearth their unique treasure and gifts. But as they grow, we’ll help do it together. How to unearth the treasure…

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A Little Women Birthday Celebration

The days are long, still the years are short. I always notice this most closely with each child’s birthday. If there is anything we can do as homeschool mamas, to create memory-rich (& literature-rich) special celebrations, like my oldest daughter’s twelfth birthday, let’s do it. Madelyn and I planned the details for weeks. We printed…

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