How to Deal with an Unhappy Homeschool Day
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How to Deal with an Unhappy Homeschool Day

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/If-Youre-Unhappy-and-You-Know-It-1.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 … Continue reading

A Homeschool Mom’s Confession on the Downsides (& Upsides) of Homeschool
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A Homeschool Mom’s Confession on the Downsides (& Upsides) of Homeschool

All I can say about some days is (to quote a great musical): “We got trouble in River City…” Might be me, might be them, probably both, that are the trouble. Parenting does that for you, reveals the whole scary mess. Some days, it’s a mess. All our messy insides get thrown out onto the table. … Continue reading

how I take care of my homeschool mama self at 47
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how I take care of my homeschool mama self at 47

I’m old enough to have a conversation with my child that goes like this: “Happy Birthday. Should I not ask how old you are?” Umm, that’s the sign. I’m more than 40. But since I’m not remembering the exact number anymore (my kids tell me that I’ve told others an older age than I am–I’ve … Continue reading

homeschool mama self-care: wrinkles, and the stories they tell
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homeschool mama self-care: wrinkles, and the stories they tell

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Mark Twain The first, and only, self-drawing I drew, revealed my sixty year old self…all wrinkles revealed. The drawing instructor frowned at my page and suggested merely, “You are not that old.” Later, it dawned on me that I could not frown and smile simultaneously, so there … Continue reading

Homeschool hygge: Twenty easy to adopt Self-Care Practices
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Homeschool hygge: Twenty easy to adopt Self-Care Practices

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. Homeschool hygge: … Continue reading

how do I influence my homeschool: capturing mama’s thoughts
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how do I influence my homeschool: capturing mama’s thoughts

Homeschool mama self-care means that I recognize how my thoughts are influencing me. Researchers say we have 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day. That sounds like plenty of thoughts, but I know that some of these thoughts are not all that inspiring. “Remember to take Vitamin B12.” “Get the kids to take their Vitamin D.” “How’d this … Continue reading