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…

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homeschool mama self-care: new words for a new year

Want a little homeschool mama self-care? Pay attention to your thoughts. Since I was a reading child, I enjoyed capturing clever quotes into a quote journal. I owned two large books of quotes on various topics. Many years later they were handy for college writing. Henry David Thoreau might have been my first educator because I…

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How to Include a Gratitude Practice in your Homeschool Morning Routine

It’s too easy to spend the beginning of January contemplating how I want to change things, do things differently, write a resolution list, live my best life. Sure, I’ll write my yearly goals, but that’ll keep me going till, I dunno, the middle of January? Then I’m going to shift my journal priorities and remind…

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Do You Need a Homeschool Room?

The homeschool room, of course. This would be the room with the shelves of Dear Canada novels and my collections of books for the prescribed reading lists, and math workbooks, and dictionaries, and you know, schoolish stuff. “Oh, this is your schoolroom!” I’ve heard this exclamation many times. It’s a lovely room: 1920s hardwood floors,…

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20 Ideas How To Do Kindergarten in Your Homeschool

Are you new to homeschooling? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning your homeschool: 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). Kindergarten is…

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Encourage Kids to Develop their Passions: Thriving in the Kitchen

Our seven year old won tickets to the local festival, including an Iron Man Chef Competition. We sat in the front row and watched the final showdown: Terra Restaurant vs. Delta Sun Peaks Restaurant. It was like a live Chopped show. The tension was palpable, the swear words forthcoming, and prettily-presented plates. The chefs were given a mystery ingredient…

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