How to Create a Homeschool Menu Plan: Pizza Friday

Homeschool food preparation begins with a plan. I’m a real homeschool mom with a real day of kids disinterested in math problems, interrupting during the latin lesson, and me running to change the washer, again. I’ve got kids that complain about setting the table and not getting into the van fast enough for piano lessons. Yup, real…

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How to Deal with an Unhappy Homeschool Day

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/If-Youre-Unhappy-and-You-Know-It.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Homeschool mama self-care means we identify when we don’t feel happy. Teresa Wiedrick Once upon a time, I had been rudely awakened by my alarm. Seven o’clock. On the dot. I intended to wake at that time the night before. Yet, I would have gladly ignored the alarm…

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taking stock: your past year in review & planning for your new year ahead

A new year. A time to take stock.

Each year, at just this time, I sit with pen and journal, cup of tea and as much time as I can eke out, and answer the thought provoking questions found at the back of the book “the not so big life: making room for what really matters” by Sarah Susanka. This annual process helps me to conglomerate my annual history and plan for my future year.

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Daily practice in receiving: Christmas gifts from Above

As we light the Advent candles, I struggle to remember the order…is the correct pattern: love, joy, peace, hope…or was it love, peace, joy, hope? No matter what the order, the discussion of them each Sunday and finally, Christmas morning, is part of our family tradition. The kids know there will be Christmas gift opening…

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how to be yourself, give much, let others be themselves, and receive much

“I try my hand at being myself.” Bob Dylan I came to homeschooling at a different time than some people I know. I came to it with different struggles and different preconceptions. I came to adulthood with different experiences. I travelled to different places. I was enrolled in eleven schools before graduating high school and…

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How to Deal with Doubt in your Homeschool Choice

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Doubt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDOUBT. That five letter word that occupies every homeschool parent’s mind at some point. Those who choose the less than conventional educational route for their children and their family, are all too familiar with the feeling of doubt. Really though, you have a child? You have doubts. You sign…

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