how to positively influence my homeschool mama 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…

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How to Start Your Homeschool Day: Homeschool Mama Daily Affirmations

We have to think the right thoughts so we can show up in our homeschools with intention. Here are a few affirmations from one homeschool mama to another… There is no magic sauce to parenting. Mostly, parenting is learning about oneself through the eyes of our children and adjusting, and readjusting, then adjusting again. Parenting…

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“13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” by Amy Morin

Homeschool mamas definitely need to be mentally strong, don’t ya think? This compelling title found me in an airport bookshop once upon a time (when we all liberally wandered into airports). Where else does one leisurely peruse books than when biding time waiting for boarding? This title caught my attention: “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t…

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How to Deal with an Unhappy Homeschool Day

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/If-Youre-Unhappy-and-You-Know-It.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…

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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.…

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how I take care of myself as a homeschool mama self

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…

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