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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A Homeschool Teenager’s Perspective: How to Homeschool High School

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Madelyn-Interview-Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download If a person (homeschool teenager) is interested in something, they’ll do it. If you don’t love something, you won’t do it. So, it’s almost not even a choice. You’ll do it if you want to and you won’t do it if you don’t want to. Madelyn Wiedrick Madelyn…

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Homeschool: Self-Directed Learning & Free Play

Do we allow self-directed learning (aka free play) in our homeschools? More importantly, do we recognize that free play is actually learning? Cause you and I both know that if we can understand whether our children are actually learning while they’re playing, we are just fine with them playing a whole lot more and we’re…

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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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