do you know how to take a summer break?

Why is it I’m in the thick of a sizzling summer, lakes surrounding our community, beaches minutes away, waterparks in abundance, but I still want to do homeschool readalouds? When, instead, we could spend our days leisurely playing at a watering hole. Is it my deeply embedded desire to school year-round? Is it a deep-seated anxiety…

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the Not So Big Homeschool: Making Room for What Really Matters

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Sarah-Susanka-Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download A Not So Big Life is one in which you learn to listen to what your heart longs to do, and to integrate these passions into your everyday life. When you engage what you are truly passionate about, you are automatically present in what you are doing—you are showing…

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how to become more you as a homeschool mama

In a world that teaches conformity, I hope to imprint uniqueness and individuality in my children. To remind us what is true: my children were created and designed for a unique purpose. It takes time to unearth their unique treasure and gifts. But as they grow, we’ll help do it together. How to unearth the treasure…

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A Homeschool Teenager’s Perspective: How to Homeschool High School

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Madelyn-Interview-Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download If a person (homeschool teenager) is interested in something, they’ll do it. If you don’t love something, you won’t do it. So, it’s almost not even a choice. You’ll do it if you want to and you won’t do it if you don’t want to. Madelyn Wiedrick Madelyn…

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how to deal with THOSE homeschool days…

Homeschool has all the freedoms. Except for those days. Those days…the ones where you wake up a little heavy. The wintery world outside is dreary. The littles are speaking thirty decibels louder than your head can manage. And you can’t find the Advil bottle. Those days…when it doesn’t matter what you to do to quell…

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how to deal with homeschool mama guilt

Laughing off mama guilt. Can it be done? I have a hard time laughing off my parenting fails. When I shared a genuine parenting fail with a friend, she laughed. She laughed! I knew my heart was safe with her, because she didn’t see my parenting fail like I did. I knew her well enough…

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