how to be yourself, homeschool mama:  be yourself, give much, let others be themselves, and receive much
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how to be yourself, homeschool mama: 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. I’ve … Continue reading

how to deal with doubt in your homeschool choice
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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 … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: how to live your life on purpose
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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 … Continue reading

principles for homeschool sanity: introducing Julie Bogart, of “The Brave Learner”
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principles for homeschool sanity: introducing Julie Bogart, of “The Brave Learner”

Julie Bogart is the voice inside my head encouraging me, providing me practical tools, and empathizing with my homeschool experience. I’m rereading “The Brave Learner,” Julie Bogart’s recent offering, as I get started in another year of homeschooling. I have to introduce you to Julie if you’re just starting out because I read from her … Continue reading

how to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm in your homeschool
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how to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm in your homeschool

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are four things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling: 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. We need … Continue reading

why choose homeschool? the biggest benefit: freedom
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why choose homeschool? the biggest benefit: freedom

I have my PhD research paper thesis topic in mind: “Senility in aging homeschooling parents: Is the incidence lower with increased homeschooling years?” My hypothesis: the more years we homeschool, the more likely we develop neural networks in our adult brains; therefore, lower incidence of senility. Ok, so it’s just a hypothesis. Mama has freedom to learn … Continue reading