homeschooling out of my depth

Homeschooling looks a whole lot different than it did than when we started. At the time of this writing, I have an independent sixteen year old working, dancing, singing, attacking her academics and killin it. My fourteen year old is beginning a focussed, independent academic approach this year: online biology class and writing essays will…

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How to Journal as a Tool to Process Stress, Anxiety, and Trauma

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Nicolle-Nattress-Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Take a 90 second pause. 90 seconds is the difference between a reaction and a response. Nicholle Nattress Nicolle Nattrass is a homeschooling mother, an advocate for Maternal Mental Health, and has been blessed to have a few careers: as a professional actor and writer as well as…

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what is the reason that you homeschool?

A speaker at a homeschool conference encouraged me to think about what is driving my homeschool. You wanna know what I was told? Can you guess? Most homeschool mamas are driven by the homeschool mama’s needs. Our needs are propelling how we approach our children’s education. Kinda natural to be motivated by our needs: our…

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do we need to take care of homeschool mama’s socialization?

Homeschool mama’s socialization, you ask? A novel thought… Interesting that homeschool moms are questioned about their kids’ socialization. Meanwhile, kids are being transported to many activities every week: co-op, science classes, theatre or piano practice, baseball games, playdates, jobs. It’s the mamas that are driving, coordinating, managing a house, helping small children, and teaching lessons.…

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How to Use Non-Violent Communication in our Homeschools

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Erin-Fleming.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download One day you will be in that moment where you get that trigger but instead of going down that habitual pathway, you’ll just have this moment of “oh I see where I am in this moment.” And you’ll be able to access something different. Maybe it won’t be…

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How to Live the Balanced Homeschool Life

Living the balanced life + homeschooling = Oxymoron? Lots of juggling. Lots of interruptions. Lots of squirmishes. Too busy, they say. (Hard to argue.) Not a lot of hours in the day unaccounted for. (Definitely true.) A generous share of time devoted to kid’s struggles, complaints, arguments. A generous share of time devoted to math, writing, languages, current affairs…

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