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Sarah Gorner, of The Happiness Here blog, began homeschooling her three children in 2008.
With two children homeschooling in high school and one attending college now, she has been able to put more time into her blog, The Happiness Here.
We chat about how to develop self-confidence as a homeschool mom with Sarah Gorner.
If you don’t take care of yourself, how can you really hope to take care of your kids? That is how you can be the best you can be for your kids and set them up to succeed.Sarah Gorner
Adjusting to transitions in family life & 2020 life:
- It’s okay to be sad about our limitations.
- Determine what you can change and what you can do.
- Be creative in figuring out new solutions to the new challenge of that unexpected transition.
- How can you make things work?
- Get into a routine and it’ll get comfortable again.
- Understand that it’s small gains. Rarely there’s a giant leap in establishing your homeschool and your healthy habits.
- First, recognize that some days you’re not at your best. We all have our awesome days and our not-so-awesome days, so recognize that those not-so-awesome days aren’t just what’s going on with your kids, but what is going on with you too.
You can find Sarah online at:
- Her website: www.TheHappinessHere.com
- Her Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Sarah13go
- Her Facebook: www.facebook.com/13
Big Emotions Journal for the Homeschool Mom
Introducing the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, a set of resources designed to help homeschooling mothers deal with big emotions and specifically address their thoughts. Your brain and thoughts are important tools that need to be regularly sharpened, and the Toolbox is here to help you do just that.
Incorporating mindfulness practices into your homeschool is one of the most effective ways to separate yourself from your thoughts and be present. The Toolbox includes three questions from Dr. Amen, author of Change your Brain, Change your Life: What am I feeling? What is the thought behind my feeling? What is the story behind my thought? These are questions that you can practice regularly to get the most out of them.
The Toolbox also encourages a daily meditation practice to help you distance yourself from your thoughts and just be present. Guided meditations such as Guided Meditation on Controlling Negative Thoughts and Guided Meditation for Inner Peace & Calm can help you get started.
Additionally, the Toolbox offers a Thought Care Checklist to help you deal with challenging situations that may arise in your homeschool. By considering alternative perspectives, you can reframe your thoughts and deal with the situation in a more positive and constructive way.
With the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, you can learn to influence your thoughts and create a better reality for yourself and your family. Download the Toolbox today and start sharpening your tools!
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