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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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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How to Get Homeschool Mama to Play

Homeschool mama at play: we all know we don’t do it enough. When there comes a time in motherhood where the outing to the grocery store has become down time that is our sign we need a little more time to play. Charlotte Mason said it best, “If mothers could learn to do for themselves what…

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