How to Handle Homeschool Overwhelm

One of the first things we can do to handle homeschool overwhelm is to consider where you are at in your own happiness. Then consider where you are at as you attempt to peacefully exist with other people. We usually project onto other people what we most want. And the working out of that can…

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How to Create Happiness in our Homeschools

How to create happiness in our homeschools? On the outside looking in, it would seem that a homeschool life is a happy life. And it is. So many freedoms, so many memory-making opportunities, and such an individualized education offered to our homeschooled kiddos. But it doesn’t take much to succumb to the energy of unhappiness.…

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How to Love Myself as a Homeschool Mama

It took me a few years (okay, a lotta years) to be intentional about self-nurturing practices, and I only began to pay attention to them when I had to. So from one homeschool mama to another, you gotta love yourself too. Not just your homeschool kids. Coming to understand that I don’t have an endless supply…

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How to Incorporate the Happy Homeschool Hygge, Twenty Easy-to-Adopt Practices

There’s nothing like a homeschool autumn day to entice me with a few cozy blankets on the sofa, burnt orange candles lit, the fireplace blazing toasty, and a classical piece playing on Spotify: homeschool hygge! The first day of frost arrived last week. Our puppy’s water froze. The chickens hesitated to leave the coop. I…

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How to Be Conscious in Your Homeschool with Erica Kesilman

Erica Kesilman is a self-directed education and conscious parent coach who homeschools her three children. Erica is a passionate advocate and enthusiast for self-directed education. In coaching families, Erica Kesilman, a conscious parent coach who homeschools, uses an integrated approach that includes evidence-based educational psychology practices supported by the emerging brain and nervous system science,…

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do you know who you are homeschool mama?

Years of parenting and homeschooling responsibilities occupy our attention. Yet all these activities don’t necessarily reflect our core individuality. 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,…

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