How to Be Conscious in Your Homeschool

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Erica-Kesilman-Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The three essential needs of a child (and a homeschool mom) is to feel seen, heard, and feel safe. Erica Kesilman, founder of Conscious Homeschooling Erica is a self-directed education and conscious parent coach who currently homeschools her three children ages 6, 4, and 2.  She is  a…

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do you know who you are homeschool mama?

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings I am a homeschooling mama of four kids. I am organized, empathic, no-nonsense, impatient, spontaneous, fun, methodical, intentional, and I’ll add, occasionally perseverating. I am a philosopher and a natural born encourager. I can talk to anyone, yet I tire…

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How to Get Homeschool Mama to Play

Homeschool mama at play: we all know we don’t do it enough. When there comes a time in motherhood where the outing to the grocery store has become down time that is our sign we need a little more time to play. Charlotte Mason said it best, “If mothers could learn to do for themselves what…

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the care and keeping of the homeschool mama

We didn’t choose this homeschool lifestyle to eek out more time for ourselves. That’s unlikely. In fact, the care and keeping of you, seems like an afterthought. Yet, we quickly discover that we are spent. There is so much time picking up after others. We find pony tails and hair clips in strange places. Then…

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how to self-nurture as a homeschool mama

It took me a few years to be intentional about self-nurturing practices, but I’m mostly there now. Realizing that I don’t have an endless supply of energy, organization and happiness (that I need nurturing too) was a useful moment to remember on my road to homeschool happiness. So what do I do to self-nurture me? Drink…

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homeschool mama self-care: new words for a new year

Want a little homeschool mama self-care? Pay attention to your thoughts. Since I was a reading child, I enjoyed capturing clever quotes into a quote journal. I owned two large books of quotes on various topics. Many years later they were handy for college writing. Henry David Thoreau might have been my first educator because I…

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