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

how to deal with doubt in your homeschool choice
homeschool / mama self care / Podcast / Podcast Season#1

how to deal with doubt in your homeschool choice

https://media.blubrry.com/homeschoolmamaselfcare/p/capturingthecharmedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Doubt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDOUBT. That five letter word that occupies every homeschool parent’s mind at some point. Those who choose the less than conventional educational route for their children and their family, are all too familiar with the feeling of doubt. Really though, you have a child? You have doubts. You sign … Continue reading

Teaching Racial Segregation: the Jewish Ghetto of Venice
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Teaching Racial Segregation: the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

The evening before we headed to Venice’s Jewish Ghetto, we dabbled in Venetian food. Not one child wanted a pesce dinner (fish), but we were in Venice, and the Adriatic sea offerings didn’t offer hamburgers. So when in Rome (or Venice)… The cuttle fish ink pasta wasn’t any of our preferences, but the antipasto plate … Continue reading

Homeschool Resources for Teaching World War 2 to an Eight Year Old
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Homeschool Resources for Teaching World War 2 to an Eight Year Old

“Mom, can you tell me about the olden days?” Rachel asked as she brought her books to my desk. “Sure, honey, what part of the olden days do you want me to tell you about?” “1999“. How do you know you’re no longer young? Your child refers to your wedding year as the olden days. … Continue reading

the experimental child, the first child
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the experimental child, the first child

The eldest is blazing the trail for the younger kids. And she’s blazing a trail for me–teaching me what I need to learn every step of this parenting journey, and she always will. Continue reading

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Life Lessons from my Homeschooled Kids

We all learn from our kids. Here are six lessons I’ve learned from my four homeschooled kids. Continue reading