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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7 ways to find quiet, build boundaries & handle overwhelm in your homeschool

We need to plan care for mama as much as we plan for our kids’ education. So how do you take care of mama so she can take care of her kids? You went into this homeschool thing because you love these voices. You love hearing their made-up stories, their nighttime dream recounting, their Lego…

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How to Incorporate Ten Basic Self-Care Tips for the Homeschool Mama

Unique to homeschooling mamas is that we have a steady, continuous stream of child presence and are wildly invested and aware of all aspects of their well-being. We homeschool mamas have moments of pure gratification watching our kids harmoniously engage each other, pursue new interests, jump hurdles in learning and skill development; and we get…

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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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why choose homeschool? the biggest benefit: freedom

I have my PhD research paper thesis topic in mind: “Senility in aging homeschooling parents: Is the incidence lower with increased homeschooling years?” My hypothesis: the more years we homeschool, the more likely we develop neural networks in our adult brains; therefore, lower incidence of senility. Ok, so it’s just a hypothesis. Mama has freedom to learn…

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Stimulating Thoughts by Brene Brown & How She has Informed my Homeschool

Brene Brown gets me thinking about how I can show up in my homeschool. No, she doesn’t speak about homeschoolimg at all. But her guiding principles certainly could. “To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.” These words remind us to…

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